Erkki Alarousu, PhD

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist


Research Interests

​● Ultrafast laser spectroscopy of solar cell systems

● High-resolution 3D laser material processing

● Development of measurement tools based on ultrafast lasers

Selected Publications

  • ​Quantum confinement-tunable ultrafast charge transfer at the PbS quantum dot and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester interface
    А.O. El-Ballouli, E. Alarousu, M. Bernardi, S.M. Aly, A.P. Lagrow, O.M. Bakr, and O.F. Moh...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (19), 69526959, , (2014)
  • Real-time observation of ultrafast intraband relaxation and exciton multiplication in PbS quantum dots 
    А.O. El-Ballouli, E. Alarousu, A. Usman, J. Pan, O.M. Bakr, and O.F. Mohammed
    ACS Photonics, 1 (3), 285292, (2014)
  • Exceptionally low trap-state density and long carrier diffusion in room-temperature grown MAPbBr3 single-crystal wa... 
    D. Shi, V. Adinolfi, R. Comin, K. Katsiev, E. Alarousu, Y. Chen, S. Hoogland, M. Yuan, A. ...
    Science, 347 (6221), 519-522, (2015)
  • High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization 
    M.I. Saidaminov, A.L. Abdelhady, B. Murali, E. Alarousu, V.M. Burlakov, W. Peng, I. Dursun...
    Nature Communications 6, 7586, (2015)
  • Harnessing structural darkness in the visible and infrared wavelengths for a new source of light 
    Huang, C. Liu, Y. Zhu, S. Masala, E. Alarousu, Y.Han and A. Fratalocchi
    Nature Nanotechnology. 11, pp. 6066, (2015)
  • Online monitoring of printed electronics by Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography 
    E. Alarousu, A. AlSaggaf, G. Jabbour
    Scientific Reports, 3, (2013)


  • ​M.Sc (Tech.), Optoelectronics and measurement techniques, University of Oulu, Finland, 2001
  • D.Sc (Tech.), Optoelectronics and measurement techniques, University of Oulu, Finland, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2009-Present: Research Scientist, KAUST Solar Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008-2009: Visiting Research Scientist, Arizona State University, USA
  • 2007-2011: Research Scientist, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 2001-2006: Doctoral Student, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 2000-2001: Assistant, University of Oulu, Finland

Scientific and Professional Membership

​● Member of Finnish Optical Society (FOS)

● Member of European Optical Society (EOS)

KAUST Affiliations

● ​​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

● Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy