14 June, 2021
Akmaral obtained her Bachelor's degree from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, and completed her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos's group at KAUST Solar Center.
Akmaral’s research interest lies on the application-oriented research in lab-scale and large-area electronics, in particular organic, perovskite, and silicon-perovskite tandem photovoltaics. She focuses on the design of highly-efficient solar cells and on characterization of charge generation, transport, recombination processes and morphology of thin-film photovoltaics. In addition, much of her research effort is dedicated towards structural and compositional characterization of various electronic and optoelectronic devices using electron microscopy and image analysis tools.