Ahmed Ziani, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

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

  • 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)

Research Interests Keywords

Photocatalysis1 Physical Chemistry Optics materials engineering Material Characterization

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)