Zakya H. Kafafi


Basic Sciences

10th edition | 9th edition

Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University (United States).


Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University. She was the Division Director of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation, and Section Head of Organic Optoelectronics at the Naval Research Laboratory where she pioneered studies on organic light-emitting diodes and solar cells.

She earned an Edison Patent Award for inventing a method of patterning conducting polymers, and more recently the Hillebrand Prize, the Chemical Society of Washington’s highest honor, for her pioneering contributions in organic optics and electronics technologies through innovative physical chemistry and materials chemistry research.

She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among other scientific societies. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the SPIE Journal of Photonics for Energy and the Inaugural Deputy Editor of the AAAS journal Science Advances. She chairs the annual SPIE Symposium on Organic Photonics + Electronics, and the Conference on Organic, Hybrid, and Perovskite Photovoltaics.