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Prof.Nouar Tabet DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SCIENCES Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Materials Science

Research Interests:

  • Materials for Energy, Solar cells, Nanomaterials, Thin films, Electron and X –ray based Spectroscopies

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- Doctorat eS-Sciences (Ph. D.) Materials Science, University of Orsay Paris-Sud, France, 1988. - Doctorat 3eme cycle (Msc) Materials Science, University of Orsay Paris-Sud, France, 1980 - Diplome des Etudes Approfondies (Degree of Advanced Studies) : University of Orsay Paris-Sud, 1979. - Bsc Solid State Physics, University of Constantine, Algeria, 1977
- Jan 14, 2019-present: Professor at Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Sharjah - Aug 2013. Jan 2019: PI then Chief Scientist, Leader of PV Program at Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI) - Jan. 1994-2013: Associate Professor then Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals • Professor, Coordinator of the Surface Science Laboratory, Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), 1994-2013. • Member of the Executive Committee of the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy (CoRERE), KFUPM, 2009-2012 • Member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT), KFUPM, 2008 -2013 • Member of the Advisory Board of the Center of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (CMTP), KACST, Saudi Arabia, 2007. • Rector of the University of Constantine. Algeria, August 1990-October 1992 . • President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Universities of Algeria. 1990- 1992. • Member of the National Scientific Committee (CNE), Algeria, 1992. • Member of the National Research Evaluation Committee, Algeria, 1990-1991. • Director of "Science and Technology" University Scientific Review 1991-1992. • Vice Rector of Constantine University in charge of Research and Graduate studies 1989-1990. • Director of the Cooperation and External Relations of the University of Constantine 1982-1984. • Director of the Solid State Physics Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Constantine, Algeria, 1982-1984.
- Member of the Scientific Committee of BIAMS Conference , since 1994. - Member of the Editorial of many Journals - Organizing Committee of many conferences - Visiting Scientist at MIT, Boston July 2009, May 2010, June 2011. - Visiting Scientist at the Advanced Light Source Division (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, one month visits, July 2000 and June-July 2001, July 2009. - Visiting Scientist at the « Institut de Science et Genie des Materiaux », ODEILLO, CNRS / IMP FONT-ROMEU, France. - Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Physics and Technology, Almaty, Kazakhstan. August 2004 - Member of AAFAQ team which developed a 25 year plan for Higher education in KSA,
1. PV Fundamentals”, course on PV technologies, funded by KFUPM, in collaboration with MIT. Start: Sept 2011. Completed 2012 2. “Synthesis of Nanostructured ZnO and Development of sensing and biomedical applications”, N. Tabet (PI), M. Faiz, N. Maalej, A. Mekki, A. Sunaidi, Z. Yamani. Funded by KACST 2009. Completed 3. “Electronic Enhancement of a-Si:H via Engineering Thin-Film Stress " as of Sept. 1/2011”, N. Tabet (PI), S. Said, collaboration with MIT (USA) ; T. Buonassisi (PI), J Grossman, E Johlin, and T. Mueller 4. “Study of the Structural Properties and Hydrodesulfurization Activity of MoS2 and Co/MoS2 Catalysts Prepared by Laser Pyrolysis”, Z. Yamani (PI),N. Tabet, S. Ali, F. Schuster (CEA-France), Funded by Center of Excellence on Nanotechnolgy (CENT-KFUPM), September 2008. Completed. 5. “Investigation of the Possibility of Enhancing the Processability of Polyolefins by using Nanoclay Additives” Approved for funding to KACST, 2008. Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein (PI) , Abdulhadi A. Al-Juhani and Nouar Tabet (CoIs), Jose Covas (Consultant). Completed. 6. “Aligning research at KFUPM with International Trends”, Approved and Funded by Office of Quality, KFUPM, Jan. 2007.N. Tabet (PI), B. Yilbas, I. Hussain a “Design of a microwave heater to be used in a kitchen microwave oven “ S. Al Quraishi and N. Tabet, College Grant, 2006.Completed. 7. “X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Magnetization Studies of Strontium-Borate Vanadate Glasses” KFUPM, Fast track Project FT-2002/05, Dr. G. Khattak (PI), N.Tabet (CoI), Completed, 2004 8. "Carburization and Metal Dusting Failures of High temperature Alloys", Co-investigator, KACST Project, No AT-17-33, KFUPM, 1999-2002. Completed 9. "Elaboration and characterization of ZnO varistors", Principal Investigator, DRS/MES Project, Algeria, 1992- 1994. Completed
Patents 1. A process for selective deep hydrodesulfurization of a hydrocarbon feedstock using an unsupported nanocatalyst made by laser pyrolysis”, Zain Yamani, Syed Ahmed Ali, Nouar Tabet, Yann LECONTE, Axelle QUINSAC and Frédéric SCHUSTER, US Patent 10023813, issued on 17 July 2018. 2. “Method of preparing silver nanoparticles and silver nanorings” , Qasem Ahmed Drmosh, Mohamma Kamel Hossain, and Nouar Tabet, US Patent 9745645B2, 29 Aug, 29, 2017. 3. “Photovoltaic System for spectrally resolved solar light” Jihad Al-Sadah and Nouar Tabet, KFUPM U.S. Patent 9876133B2, 23 Jan 2018. 4. “Photovoltaic Perovskite Oxychalcogenide Materials and Optoelectronic Devices including the Same”, Fedwa EL-Mellouhi, Fahhad Hussain Al Harbi, Heesoo Park, Sanvitos, Nouar Tabet, Filed, US 2019 / 0122829 A1, published on Apr . 25th , 2019. Journal Publications 1. “Intrinsic Stability Enhancement and Ionic Migration Reduction by Fluorinated Cations Incorporated in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskie”, Fedwa El-Mellouhi, Sergey N. Rashkeev, Asma Marzouk, Lara Kabalan, Abdelhak Belaidi,1 Belabbes Merzougui, Nouar Tabet, and Fahhad H. Alharbi, J. Mater. Chem. C, 21, 2019, 2821- 10.1039/C8TC06308G 2. “Exploring New Approaches towards the Formability of Mixed-Ion Perovskite by DFT and Machine Learning” Heesoo Park, Raghvendra Mall, Fahhad H Alharbi, Stefano Sanvito, Nouar Tabet, Halima Bensmail, and Fedwa El-Mellouhi, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 1078-1088 3. "Analysis of Photocarrier Dynamics at Interfaces in Perovskite Solar Cells by Time Resolved Photoluminescence" Baloch, Ahmer; Alharbi, Fahhad; Grancini, Giulia; Hossain Mohammad; Nazeeruddin Mohammad, Tabet Nouar, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (47), 26805–26815 4. “A water-repellent low dimensional fluorous perovskite as an interfacial coating for 20% efficient solar cells", Cho Kyung Taek; zhang yi, Orlandi Simonetta, Cavazzini Marco, Zimmermann Iwan, Lesch Andreas, Tabet Nouar, Pozzi Gianluca, Grancini Giulia, Nazeeruddin Mohammad, Nano Lett., 2018, 18 (9), 5467–5474 5. “Electrochemical Deposition of Bulk MoS2 Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications” Md. Anower Hossain, Belabbes A. Merzougui, Fahhad H Alharbi, and Nouar Tabet , Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 186 (2018) 165–174. 6. “Searching for Photoactive Polymorphs of CsNbQ3 (Q=O,S,Se,Te) with Enhanced Optical Properties and Intrinsic Thermodynamic Stabilities" Park, Heesoo; Alharbi, Fahhad; Sanvito, Stefano; Tabet, Nouar ; El-Mellouhi, Fedwa, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (16), pp 8814–8821 7. "Design Optimization of Solar Cell with Molybdenum Sulfide as Light Absorber" MI Hossain, FH Alharbi, FE Mellouhi, and N Tabet, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 8(2), 2018, 025501-1. 8. “Development of microwave susceptors based on SiC composites and their application for a one-step synthesis of ZnO nanostructures” R. Al-Gaashani, S. Radiman, B. Aissa, F.H.Alharbi, N. Tabet, Ceramics International, 44, (2018) 7674 9. “Practical Efficiency Limit of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) Solar Cells” Ahmer A.B. Baloch, M.I. Hossain, N. Tabet, and F.H. Alharbi, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, (2018), 426−434.
Supervised more than 15 Master and PhD theses and many undergraduate student Projects.
1. “A process for selective deep hydrodesulfurization of a hydrocarbon feedstock using an unsupported nanocatalyst made by laser pyrolysis”, Zain Yamani, Syed Ahmed Ali, Nouar Tabet, Yann LECONTE, Axelle QUINSAC and Frédéric SCHUSTER, US Patent 10023813, issued on 17 July 2018. 2. “Method of preparing silver nanoparticles and silver nanorings” , Qasem Ahmed Drmosh, Mohamma Kamel Hossain, and Nouar Tabet, US Patent 9745645B2, 29 Aug, 29, 2017. 3. “Photovoltaic System for spectrally resolved solar light” Jihad Al-Sadah and Nouar Tabet, KFUPM U.S. Patent 9876133B2, 23 Jan 2018. 4. “Photovoltaic Perovskite Oxychalcogenide Materials and Optoelectronic Devices including the Same”, Fedwa EL-Mellouhi, Fahhad Hussain Al Harbi, Heesoo Park, Sanvitos, Nouar Tabet, Filed, US 2019 / 0122829 A1, published on Apr . 25th , 2019. 5. “Cesium-niobium-chalcogenide and semiconductor devices including the same” Fadwa EL-Mellouhi, Heesoo Park, Nouar Tabet Fahhad Hussain Al Harbi, Sanvitos, Provisional patent Feb 7th 2018, 2018-001, US, 62/627494 6. “Intrinsic stability enhancement and ionic migration mitigation by fluorinated cations incorporation in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskites “ Inventors: Fedwa El-Mellouhi, Nouar Tabet, Fahhad H Alharbi, Abdelhak Belaidi, Belabbes Merzougui, Sergey Rashkeev, Provisional Patent , US 62/642,910.
1. Research Excellence Award, KFUPM, 2011 2. Recipient of “Al Marai Prize for Innovation in Physics”, 2004. 3. Award for Distinguished Services for the Physics Department and the College of Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, 2004
1. Served in CSE /HBKU Curriculum Committee, as a member 2. Member of the executive Committee of the 2nd Strategic Plan of King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, 2011. 3. Member of KFUPM Consultant Team advising Hail University on academic affairs (teaching, faculty development and research), 2008. 4. Member of AAFAQ Team that developed a 25 year Strategic Plan for Higher Education in Saudi Arabia, Leader of the “Best Practices:” Team, 2007-2009. 5. Chairman of the Planning Committee of the College of Sciences, KFUPM, 2004-2005. 6. Chairman of the Planning Committee which developed a Strategic Plan for the Colleges of Sciences in the GCC, KFUPM, 2000. 7. Member of the Selection Committee of the King Faisal International Prize for Science, 2000 and 2009.
First, I believe that effective teaching requires a strong focus on student learning and the passion of the faculty for the subject. “I have decided to do my PhD on BioFET because of the course on Solid State Devices that I took with you”, wrote one of my former students at KFUPM after graduating from a Canadian University. Second, Physics is about understanding the laws of nature and how they can be used to develop technologies to serve better the human society. I dedicate most of my “first Lecture” to introduce the content of the course I teach, the learning outcomes and discuss some of the latest technological applications that are based on the knowledge developed in the course. This allows me to nurture the motivation of the students for learning by showing the “relevance” of the course to current knowledge and discoveries.
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