Murali Gedda

Research Scientist

Research Scientist


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of controlled crystallization of perovskite/organic materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications. I’m particularly interested in the additive engineering of 3D and 2D perovskites using organic small molecular additives.  Such hybrid systems are the potential for various applications including, resistive memristors, photodetectors, light-emitting diodes, and lasers. Perovskite single-crystals and ultrathin films for emerging optoelectronics are some of my other research interests. 

Selected Publications

1. High-efficiency perovskite-organic blend light-emitting diodes featuring self-assembled monolayers as hole-injecting interlayers    

Murali Gedda, Despoina Gkeka, Mohamad Insan Nugraha, Alberto D. Scaccabarozzi,  Emre Yengel, Jafar I. Khan, Iain Hamilton, Yuanbao Lin, Marielle Deconinck, Yana Vaynzof, Frédéric Laquai, Donal D. C. Bradley  and Thomas D. Anthopoulos

Advanced Energy Materials, 2201396, 1-10 (2022)


2. Photophysics of defect-passivated quasi-2D (PEA)2PbBr4 perovskite using an organic small-molecule

Murali Gedda, Jafar I. Khan, Mingcong Wang, Emre Yengel, Joshua A. Kreß, Yana Vaynzof, Thomas D. Anthopoulos and Frédéric Laquai,

ACS Energy Letters 7, 2450-2458 (2022)


3. A universal co-solvent evaporation strategy enables direct printing of perovskite single crystals for optoelectronic device applications

Daniel Corzo, Tonghui Wang, Murali Gedda, Emre Yengel, Jafar I Khan, Ruipeng Li, Muhammad Rizwan Niazi, Zhengjie Huang, Taesoo Kim, Derya Baran, Dali Sun, Frédéric Laquai, Thomas D Anthopoulos, Aram Amassian,

Advanced Materials, 2109862 (2022)


4. Ruddlesden-Popper phase hybrid halide perovskite/ small-molecule organic blend memory transistor

Murali Gedda, Emre Yengel, Hendrik Faber, Fabian Paulus, Yana Vaynzof, Ming-Chun Tang, Zhang Siyuan, Prashant Kumar, Dipti R. Naphade, Yorgos Volonakis, Thomas D. Anthopolous

Advanced Materials, 2003137 (1-9) (2021)


5. n-Doping with diquat enhances the electron mobility in various non-fullerene acceptor molecules

Mohamad Insan Nugraha, Murali Gedda, Yuliar Firdaus, Alberto Scaccabarozzi, Weimin Zhang, Sanaa Alshammari, Filip Anies, Begimai Adilbekova, Abdul-Hamid Emwas, Iain McCulloch, Martin Heeney, Leonidas Tsetseris, Thomas D. Anthopoulos

Advanced Functional Materials 2202954 (2022)


6. Metal halide perovskites for high energy radiation detection

Murali Gedda, G. Kakavelakis, A. Panagiotopoulos, Emmanuel Kymakis, Thomas D. Anthopoulos and Konstantinos Petridis,

Advanced Science, 7, 2002098 (2020)


7. PTCDI-Ph molecular layer stack-based highly crystalline microneedles as single-component efficient photodetector

A Pal, Murali Gedda, DK Goswami

ACS Applied Electronic Materials 4, 946-954 (2022)


8. Work function tunable metal-mesh based transparent electrodes for fabricating indium-free organic light-emitting diodes

Murali Gedda, Dipjoyti Das, Parameswar Krishnan Iyer, Giridhar U Kulkarni

Materials Research Express, 07, 054005 (2020)


9. Photonic curing of colloidal quantum dots enables high electron mobility transistors

Mohamad I. Nugraha, Emre Yarali, Yuliar Firdaus, Yuanbao Lin, Nimer Wehbe, Abdulrahman El-Labban, Murali Gedda, Emre Yengel, Hendrik Faber, Thomas D. Anthopoulos

ACS applied materials & interfaces, 17, 31591-31600 (2020)


10. On the role of contact resistance and electrode modification in organic electrochemical transistors

Alexandra F. Paterson, Hendrik Faber, Achilleas Savva, Georgios Nikiforidis, Murali Gedda, Tania C. Hidalgo, Xingxing Chen, Iain McCulloch, Thomas D. Anthopoulos and Sahika Inal

Advanced Materials, 31, 1902291 (2019)


Ph.D., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India, 2015

M.Sc., Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, 2009

B.Sc., Physics, Andhra University, India, 2007

Professional Profile

Feb 2018-Feb 2023: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Feb 2015-Feb 2018: Postdoctoral fellow, JNCASR, Bengaluru, India

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

perovskites organic semiconductors light-emitting diodes photovoltaics resistive memory devices photosensors ultrathin films and transistors