Thomas Anthopoulos

Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Professor Anthopoulos' research interests are centered on understanding the properties of materials and applying this fundamental understanding to develop improved materials and devices for a wide range of applications in energy harvesting and generation, electronics, displays, lighting and sensors. He is also interested in innovative manufacturing technologies for large-area nano-electronics where the device, and ultimately system level performance, is determined by the device's physical dimensions rather than strictly by the active material(s) employed. Examples of his work includes printed optoelectronic devices such as solar cells and photodetectors all the way to plastic nanoelectronics for wireless energy harvesting and transparent optoelectronics.

Selected Publications

  • 100 GHz zinc oxide Schottky diodes processed from solution on a wafer scale. Georgiadou, D. G., Semple, J., Sagade, A. A., Forstén, H., Rantakari, P., Lin, Y-H., Alkhalil, F., Seitkhan, A., Loganathan, K., Faber, H., & Anthopoulos, T. D. Nature Electronics 3, 718–725 (2020).
  • 17.1% Efficient Single-Junction Organic Solar Cells Enabled by n-Type Doping of the Bulk-Heterojunction.Lin, Y., Firdaus, Y., Nugraha, M. I., Liu, F., Karuthedath, S., Emwas, A-H. M., Zhang, W., Seitkhan, A.,... Anthopoulos, T. D.  Advanced Science, 1903419 (2020).
  • Ambipolar Deep-Subthreshold Printed-Carbon-Nanotube Transistors for Ultralow-Voltage and Ultralow-Power Electronics. Portilla, L., Zhao, J., Wang, Y., Sun, L., Li, F., Robin, M., Wei, M., Cui, Z., Occhipinti, L. G., Anthopoulos, T. D., & Pecunia, V.  ACS Nano14 (10), 14036-14046 (2020)
  • 17% Efficient Organic Solar Cells Based on Liquid Exfoliated WS2 as a Replacement for PEDOT:PSS. Lin, Y., Adilbekova, B., Firdaus, Y., Yengel, E., Faber, H., Sajjad, M., Zheng, X., Yarali, E., Seitkhan, A., Bakr, O., ...Anthopoulos, T. D. (2019). Advanced Materials, 31(46), 1902965 (2019)
  • Key Parameters Requirements for Non-Fullerene-Based Organic Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency >20%. Firdaus, Y., Le Corre, V. M., Khan, J. I., Kan, Z., Laquai, F., Beaujuge, P., & Anthopoulos, T. D. Advanced Science, 6(9), 1802028 (2019)
  • An Alkylated Indacenodithieno[3,2-b ]thiophene-Based Nonfullerene Acceptor with High Crystallinity Exhibiting Single Junction Solar Cell Efficiencies Greater than 13% with Low Voltage Losses. Fei, Z., Eisner, F. D., Jiao, X., Azzouzi, M., Röhr, J. A., Han, Y., Shahid, M., Chesman, A. S. R., Easton, C. D., McNeill, C. R., Anthopoulos, T. D., Nelson, J., & Heeney, M. Advanced Materials, 30(8), 1705209 (2018)
  • Copper(I) Thiocyanate (CuSCN) Hole-Transport Layers Processed from Aqueous Precursor Solutions and Their Application in Thin-Film Transistors and Highly Efficient Organic and Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells. Wijeyasinghe, N., Regoutz, A., Eisner, F., Du, T., Tsetseris, L., Lin, Y-H., Faber, H., Pattanasattayavong, P., Li, J., Yan, ...Anthopoulos, T. D. (2017). Advanced Functional Materials, 27(35), 1701818 (2017)


  • Ph.D., Staffordshire University, 1998-2003 
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Staffordshire University, 1994-1998

Professional Profile

  • 2003-2006:​​​​​ Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven
  • 2001-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​
  • Material Science and Engineering Program