Contact Dr Maimouna Diouf

Areas of expertise

  • Manufacturing of Functional Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Materials
  • Structures and Materials
  • Surface Engineering


Dr Maimouna W. Diouf is a material scientist specialized in material choice, growth and characterization of thin films.

She pursued doctoral studies in material sciences and  holds a Ph.D. degree in condensed matter and nanosciences awarded in 2019 by Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) for her work on the low-temperature deposition of oxides on flexible substrates. 

Dr Diouf received a BSc in Physics with first-class honours from Université Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) and an MSc in renewable energies science and technology with honours from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) specializing in photovoltaic materials.

She has joined Cranfield University in 2020 to work on self-powered, flexible electrochromic windows.

Current activities

Dr Diouf research interests include the synthesis of functional materials using physical vapor and chemical vapor deposition techniques (PVD, CVD). 

Ongoing research project: UKRI Innovate UK 133908 - Flexible Electrochromic Windows with Photovoltaic Generation


Thin Metal Films