Amani Alsam

MS/PhD Students

PhD Student


Research Interests

Femtosecond to microsecond time resolved transient spectroscopy, and the study of photophysical phenomena related to charge/energy transfer processes in polymer donor-acceptor systems. Ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and Organic Photovoltaics.

Selected Publications

  • Bimolecular Excited-State Electron Transfer with Surprisingly Long-Lived Radical Ions
    Amani A. Alsam, Shawkat M. Aly, Anwar Usman, Manas R. Parida, Silvano Del Gobbo, Erkki Alarousu, Omar F. Mohammed
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 21896−21903, (2015)
  • Real-time observation of intersystem crossing induced by charge recombination during bimolecular electron transfer reactions
    Amani A. Alsam, Shawkat M. Aly, Manas R. Parida, Zhen Cao, Luigi Cavallo, Omar F. Mohammed
    Chemistry - A European Journal, (2016)


  • M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering & Nanotechnology, “Development of New Nanostructurally Engineered Polymer Semiconductors for Organic Electronics”, Waterloo University, Canada, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2008 - 2009: Instructor, Khedira Intermediate School, Jazan, Sadia Arabia
  • 2012 - 2014: Researcher, Center for Chemical Engineering & Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada


  • King Abdullah scholarship program for study abroad, Master’s Degree, Canada, Ontario, Waterloo, 2010

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Ultrafast spectroscopy Organic photovoltaic Photophysics Organic electronics