Emre Yengel, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging systems, Organic and Hybrid based Photovoltaics, Thin Film (IV and III-V materials) Opto-electronics

Selected Publications

  • ​Heterojunction solar cells with integrated Si and ZnO nanowires and a chalcopyrite thin film
    H. Karaagac, M. Parlak, E. Yengel, M.S. Islam
    Materials Chemistry and Physics,140, 382–390, (2013)
  • Physical properties and heterojunction device demonstration of aluminum-doped ZnO thin films synthesized at room ambient via sol–gel method
    H. Karaagac, E. Yengel, M.S. Islam
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 521, 155-162, (2012)
  • Metalized DNA Electrodes for Improved Hole Collection Efficiency in Polymer Heterojunction Solar Cells
    E. Yengel, A. B. Guvenc, S.Guo, H.E. Akin, M. Ozkan, C.S. Ozkan
    Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, 6, 121-126, (2011)
  • Label Free DNA Detection Using Large Area Graphene Based Field Effect Transistor Biosensors
    S. Guo, J. Lin, M. Penchev, E. Yengel, M. Ghazinejad, C. S. Ozkan, M. Ozkan
    J. Nanosci. Nanotechno., 11, 5258-5263, (2011)
  • Electrical Characterization of Composition Modulated In(1-x)Sb(x) Nanowire Field Effect Transistors by Scanning Gate Microscopy
    A. Martinez-Morales, M. Penchev, J. B. Zhong, X. Jing, K.V. Singh,  E. Yengel, M. I. Khan, C. S. Ozkan, M. Ozkan
    J. Nanosci. Nanotechno., 10, 6779-6782, (2010)


  • ​2007 – 2010: PhD in Electrical Eng., University of California, Riverside, California, USA
  • 2002 – 2005: M.S. in Electrical and Comm. Engineering, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 1998 – 2002: B.S. in Electronics Engineering, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Profile

  • ​2016 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, SPERC, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 - 2016: Visiting Researcher, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent Universiy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2012 - 2015: Assistant Professor, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2010 - 2012: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, California, USA

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system Organic photovoltaic