Mohamed Eita, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Solar Cells- interactions at Solid Surfaces and at the Solid-Liquid Interface, Thin Films, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials

Selected Publications

  • A Layer-by-Layer ZnO Nanoparticle-PbS Quantum Dot- Self-Assembly Platform for Ultrafast Interfacial Electron Injection
    M. Eita, A. Usman, A. O. El-Ballouli, E. Alarousu, O. M. Bakr, O. F. Mohammed
    Submitted 2014
  • Thermostable luciferase from luciola cruciate for imaging of carbon nanotubes carrying doxorubicin using in vivo imaging system NanoLett
    R. Elsayed, M. Eita, et. al.
    13, 1393. DOI: 10.1021/nl304123u, (2013)
  • Optical properties of thin films of PDMS/ZnO QDs: UV-blocking and the effect of cross-linking
    M. Eita, R. El Sayed, M. Muhammed
    J. Colloid Interface Sci., 387, 135, (2012)
  • Spin-assisted UV-blocking coatings of ZnO quantum dots and PMMA
    M. Eita, L. Wågberg, M. Mamoun
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 4, 2920, (2012)
  • Thin films of Poly acrylic acid and Zinc oxide nanoparticles: a facile platform for outstanding properties
    M. Eita, L. Wagberg, M. Muhammed
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 4621. DOI: 10.1021/jp2095328, (2012)
  • Addition of silica nanoparticles to tailor the mechanical properties of nanofibrillated cellulose thin films
    M. Eita, H. Arwin, H. Granberg and L. Wagberg
    J. Colloid Interface  Sci., 363, 566, (2011)
  • Insight into the adsorption of humic acid/Gd3+ complex on Al2O3in situ by QCM-D and ex situ by ellipsometry and XPS
    M. Eita
    Soft Matter, 7, 7424, (2011)
  • In situ study of the adsorption of humic acid on the surface of aluminum oxide by QCM-D reveals novel features
    M. Eita
    Soft Matter, 7, 709. DOI:10.1039/C0SM00648 C, (2011)
  • Determining Young’s modulus of the nanofibrillated cellulose thin films using buckling mechanics
    E. Cranston, M. Eita, J. Netrval, E. Johansson, H. Arwin, L. Wagberg
    Biomacromolecules, 12, 961, (2011)


  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2008
  • MSc, Polymer Science, Technical University Berlin, Germany, 2004
  • BSc, Chemistry, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1999

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: Postdoctoral research fellow, Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering and Research Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Functional Materials, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2009-2010: Postdoctoral fellow at the department of Polymer and Fiber Technology, Royal Institute of technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Scientific and Professional Membership

● Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Biomaterials