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Dr. Outman EL KHOUJA

Assistant Researcher

Laboratory of Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials

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Outman El KHOUJA, assistant researcher (since June 2021), born in 1994, graduated from the Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock -Specialization Energy Physics at Hassan II University Casablanca, Morocco, has a MSc degree in Materials engineering and characterization at Ibn Tofail University (UIT), Faculty of Science (FSK), Kenitra, Morocco. PhD degree obtained at FSK, UIT (January, 2024). Work experience: National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) (June 2021 – to date), International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) grant (November 2020 to Jun 2021) at NIMP, chemistry and electrochemistry laboratory assistant (2019, 2020) – FSK, Kenitra, Morocco. Main areas of interest/ expertise: Preparation of semiconductor thin films by physical, chemical, and electrochemical methods (magnetron sputtering, electrodeposition, spray pyrolysis, Mist-CVD, Successive Ionic Layer Deposition (SILAR), and Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD)), materials characterization (X-ray diffraction (XRD), Conventional spectroscopies (UV-Vis, IR), SEM-EDS, Raman Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry). Publication (Last Updated May 2024): 15 articles published in Web of Science® (WoS) journals with impact factor (e.g. Ceram. Int., J. Alloy. Compd., Thin Solid Films), Hirsch index: 6, Citations (without self-citations): 60. Professional profile web-links: Brainmap https://brainmap.ro/outman-el-khouja; ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3471-0353; WoS ResearcherID: EUR-9887-2022

Publications

1. Synthesis of WS2 Ultrathin Films by Magnetron Sputtering Followed by Sulfurization in a Confined Space
Authors: Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Bocirnea, AE; El Khouja, O; Tite, T; Zaki, MY; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: MAR 2024, SURFACES, 7, DOI: 10.3390/surfaces7010008

2. Structural and Electrical Properties of Novel Cr/Fe Mixed Transition-Metal Phosphates
Authors: Mighri, Z; Souiwa, K; Rostas, AM; Patru, RE; Bocirnea, AE; Iacob, N; Kuncser, V; El Khouja, O; Leonat, LN; Hidouri, M; Nasri, H; Galca, AC

Published: 2023 MAY 24 2023, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c04389

3. Growth and characterization of Cu-Ni-Sn-S films electrodeposited at different applied potentials
Authors: El Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Stancu, V; Enculescu, M; Galca, AC

Published: MAR 2023, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 34, 760, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-023-10173-8

4. Unravelling the role of nickel incorporation on the physical properties of CuO thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis and theoretical analysis of nanostructured ZnO/Ni:CuO-based heterojunction solar cells
Authors: Daoudi, O; Jellal, I; Haddout, A; Zimou, J; EL Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Lharch, M; Fahoume, M; Bendoumou, A

Published: MAR 2023, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 34, 819, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-023-10167-6

5. Structural and Electrical Properties of Novel Cr/Fe Mixed Transition-Metal Phosphates
Authors: Mighri, Z; Souiwa, K; Rostas, AM; Patru, RE; Bocirnea, AE; Iacob, N; Kuncser, V; El Khouja, O; Leonat, LN; Hidouri, M; Nasri, H; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 24 2023, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 62, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c04389

6. ZnS stacking order influence on the formation of Zn-poor and Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 phase
Authors: Zaki, MY; El Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Azmi, S; Rusu, MI; Grigorescu, CEA; Briche, S; Boutamart, M; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Secu, M; Pintilie, L; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 33, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-022-08160-6

7. ZnS stacking order influence on the formation of Zn-poor and Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 phase
Authors: Zaki, MY; El Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Azmi, S; Rusu, MI; Grigorescu, CEA; Briche, S; Boutamart, M; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Secu, M; Pintilie, L; Galca, AC

Published: APR 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-022-08160-6

8. Bulk and surface characteristics of co-electrodeposited Cu2FeSnS4 thin films sulfurized at different annealing temperatures
Authors: El Khouja, O; Negrila, CC; Nouneh, K; Secu, M; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Stancu, V; Enculescu, M; Kuncser, V; Galca, AC

Published: JUN 15 2022, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 906, 164379, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.164379

9. Structural and transport properties of Cu2CoSnS4 films prepared by spray pyrolysis
Authors: El Khouja, O; Assahsahi, I; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Secu, M; Talbi, A; Khaaissa, Y; Matei, E; Stancu, V; Galatanu, A; Galca, AC

Published: NOV 1 2022, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 48, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.07.185

10. New Chalcogenide Glass-Ceramics Based on Ge-Zn-Se for IR Applications
Authors: Velea, A; Sava, F; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Mihai, C; Galca, AC; Matei, E; Buruiana, AT; El Khouja, O; Calvez, L

Published: JUL 2022, MATERIALS, 15, 5002, DOI: 10.3390/ma15145002

11. Structural, morphological and optical properties of Cu-Fe-Sn-S thin films prepared by electrodeposition at fixed applied potential
Authors: El Khouja, O; Galca, AC; Nouneh, K; Zaki, MY; Touhami, ME; Taibi, M; Matei, E; Negrila, CC; Enculescu, M; Pintilie, L

Published: MAR 1 2021, THIN SOLID FILMS, 721, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2021.138547

12. Experimental and numerical simulation of deposition time effect on ZnS thin films for CZTS-based solar cells
Authors: Khaaissa, Y; Talbi, A; Nouneh, K; El Khouja, O; Ahmoum, H; Galca, AC; Belahmar, A; Li, GJ; Wang, Q

Published: SEP 2021, OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 53, DOI: 10.1007/s11082-021-03143-z

13. Secondary phases and their influence on optical and electrical properties of electrodeposited Cu2FeSnS4 films
Authors: El Khouja, O; Galca, AC; Zaki, MY; Talbi, A; Ahmoum, H; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Taibi, M; Matei, E; Enculescu, M; Pintilie, L

Published: NOV 2021, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 127, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-021-05038-y

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