Ahmad R. Kirmani

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), CO


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Colorado, exploring perovskite solar cells for space applications. In Spring 2023, I will be launching my independent research group at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science (SCMS).

In a career spanning 10+ years, I have researched next-generation solution-processed semiconductor electronics based on colloidal nanocrystals, metal-oxides, and perovskite semiconductors. This body of research has so far resulted in 50 research articles published in high-impact journals including Joule, Advanced Materials, ACS Energy Letters, Science and the Nature family, besides multiple conference and invited talks.

My research has drawn attention to the interfacial and microstructural complexity in printed electronics, and the need to understand it for enabling the lab-to-fab transition.


PhD, 2017
Materials Sci & Eng. (MSE) King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

MS, 2011
Cond. Matter Physics
AM University, India

BS, 2009
AM University, India


Get in touch with me to chat about my research and for collaborations!


Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2019-

Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), 2017-2019