Research Interests

​Investigation of innovative functional materials (thin films, multilayers and bulk) and study of their associate photo-physico-chemical properties (optical (X, UV and visible range), electronic, dielectric, magnetic and photocatalytic).


Selected Publications

  • Carrier dynamics of a visible-light-responsive Ta3N5 photoanode for water oxidation
    A. Ziani, E. Nurlaela, D.S. Dhawale, D.A. Silva, E. Alarousu, O.F. Mohammed, K. Takanabe
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 2670-2677, (2015)
  • UV-Vis optoelectronic properties of α-SnWO4: A comparative experimental and density functional theory based study
    A. Ziani, M. Harb, D. Noureldine, K. Takanabe
    APL MATER., 3, 096101, (2015)
  • Concentration determination and activation of rare earth dopants in zinc oxide thin films
    A. Ziani, A. Tempez, C. Frilay, C. Davesnne, C. Labbé, Ph. Marie, S. Legendre, X. Portier
    Phys. Status Solidi C, 11, 1497-1500, (2014)
  • Energy transfer mechanism between terbium and europium ions in zinc oxide and zinc silicates thin films
    C. Davesnne , A. Ziani, C. Labbé, P. Marie, C. Frilay, X. Portier
    Thin Solid Films, 553, 33-37, (2014)
  • Ion beam sputtered aluminum based multilayer mirrors for extreme ultraviolet solar imaging
    A. Ziani, F. Delmotte, C. Le Paven-Thivet, E. Meltchakov, A. Jérome, M. Roulliay, F. Brido...
    Thin Solid Films, 552, 62-67, (2014)
  • Annealing effects on the photoluminescence of terbium doped zinc oxide films
    A. Ziani, C. Davesnne, C. Labbé, J. Cardin, P. Marie, C. Frilay, S. Boudin, X. Portier
    Thin Solid Films, 553, 52-57 , (2014)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Electronics, University of Rennes, France, 2009.
  • M.Sc., Electromagnetism and optoelectronic, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2005.
  • B.Sc., Electronic, electrotechnic and automatic (EEA), University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2003.

Professional Profile

  • 2014-……..: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, Ensicaen-CIMAP, Caen, France.
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral fellow, Institut d'optique graduate school, Palaiseau, France.
  • 2009-2010: Temporary assistant professor (Electronics and Optronics), IUT Saint Brieuc, France.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST catalysis center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)