We engineer smart materials for energy harvesting optoelectronic devices

Welcome to Professor Derya Baran's Research Group - OMEGA (Organic/hybrid Materials for Energy Applications) Laboratory! We are are a Materials Science and Engineering research group based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Our research interest focuses in the area of solution processable organic/hybrid soft materials for electronic devices. Such soft semiconductor materials possess a viable platform for printed, large area, stretchable and wearable electronics that can be used as solar cells, smart windows, OFETs, thermoelectrics, sensors and bio-electronics.

Our research areas can be broadly divided into three main sub-categories: Photovoltaics, Thermoelectrics and Printing.

Research Interests


  • Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Interface Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Organic Solar Cells- Nonfullerene Acceptors

  • Ternary Solar Cells

  • Stability and Degradation of Solar Cells



  • Perovskite Thermoelectrics

  • Organic Thermoelectrics

  • n-type Thermoelectrics

  • Material Properties


  • Inkjet Printed Organic Electronics

  • 3D-Printed Organic Electronics

  • Slot-Die Coating