Amer Hamidi-Sakr

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ph.D. Physics and Soft-Matter Physics / University of Strasbourg

Masters Condensed-Matter and Nanophysics / University of Strasbourg

B.Sc General Physics / Lebanese University

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Focusing on semiconducting polymers, we try to understand and enhance the electronic and thermoelectric properties of these soft materials. We aim to understand the impact of morphology and electrochemical doping on optical, charge-transport, and thermoelectric properties of these materials. Using my skills in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), I am also contributing to other side projects by acquiring TEM images for various materials in thin films.


I am French and Lebanese, born and raised in Lebanon where I acquired my B.Sc in Physics in 2009. I traveled to Dubai and worked as a Mathematics and Physics teacher for college students. After that, I moved to France to pursue my graduate studies. Ranking 3rd in my Masters class I was granted ministerial fundings to complete my Ph.D. in the Institute of Charles Sadron in Strasbourg.  Advised by Dr. Martin Brinkmann, I finished my thesis titled: Oriented Polythiophenes thin films: Correlations with Optical, Charge-transport and thermoelectric properties. I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at UCSB co-advised by Dr. Rachel Segalman and Dr. Michael Chabinyc. I am aiming that my current career path will lead me to establish my research group and be a Professor at a reputable University.  

When I am not in the lab working, you will find me at the gym or beach or reading. I am highly interested in the science of nutrition and health. I like traveling, spending time with friends and family, and socializing!