KAUST Professor of Material Science and Engineering and member of the KAUST Catalysis Center, Osman M. Bakr, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
Founded in 1841, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The designation Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) is given to elected Fellows who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences or to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a profession.
Professor Bakr's research interests are concerned with the physics and chemistry of hybrid materials. His group studies the synthesis and assembly of organic–inorganic hybrid materials and nanomaterials of novel optical and electronic properties. The purpose of these studies is to fabricate advanced material building blocks for solar cells and optoelectronic devices.