A Solar Green Earth

Visioned by Nowshad Amin

My Research Interests:

  • Micro & Nano-electronics, Semiconductor Physics and Devices 

  • Alternative Energy: Solar photovoltaic energy applications

  • Solar cells and novel PV materials > Thin Film Solar Cells (CdTe, CIGS, CZTS)

  • Semiconductor Packaging Technology related issues

Research Grants & Funded Projects:

Research Code

Title

Start Date

End Date

Role

A1. Techno Fund of The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Industry

TF0109C012


(RM4,500,000)

 

Real Time Self-Automated Intelligent Hardware Implementation Of Energy Efficient Green Motion Controller

01/07/2009

31/07/2011

Researcher

TF0106D010

(RM7,700,000)

Advanced Thin-Film, Flexible Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

July 2007

June 2009

Researcher

 

A2. Research Operational Fund

OUP-2012-060;

(RM 65000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2012

31-12-2012

 

Project 
Leader

 

UKM-OUP-TK-15-60/2011;

(RM 62000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2011

31-12-2011

Project Leader

UKM-OUP-TK-15-60/2010;

(RM 60000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2010

31-12-2010

Project Leader

UKM-OUP-TK-15-60/2009;

(RM 110000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2009

31-12-2009

Project Leader

OUP-2012-068

(RM 65000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01/01/2012

31/12/2012

Researcher

UKM-OUP-TK-15-68/2011;

(RM 32000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2011

31-12-2011

Researcher

UKM-OUP-TK-15-68/2009;

(RM110000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-01-2009

31-12-2009

Researcher

UKM-OUP-NBT-25-114/2008

(RM180000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-06-2008

31-12-2008

Researcher

UKM-OUP-TK-16-63/2008

(RM 189,500.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-06-2008

31-12-2008

Project Leader

UKM-OUP-BTT-29/2007

(RM 420,000.00)

Dana Operasi Universiti Penyelidikan

01-08-2007

30-06-2008

Project Leader

 

A3. Fundamental Research Fund of The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE/MOE)

LRGS TOP DOWN

LRGS/2013/UKM-UITM/TP/04

(912,500.00)

Long-Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)

NANOSTRUCTURES, NANOMATERIALS & DEVICES FOR FUEL CELLS & HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

01/07/2013

30/06/2016

Project Leader

LRGS/TD/2011/USM-UKM/KTA/03

(RM1.43 Million)

Nanostructured silicon-germanium ultra thin film solar cells

01/09/2011

31/08/2014

Researcher

FRGS (Fundamental)

FRGS/1/2013/TK07/UKM/01/3

(RM 106,000)

Bandgap Optimization Mechanism of Novel Zinc Cadmium Sulfide (ZnxCd1-xS) Window Layer for High Efficiency CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells

01/04/2013

31/03/2015

Project Leader

FRGS/1/2014/TK06/UKM/01/1

Mechanism of Chromium doping in Copper-Zinc-Tin-Sulphide (Cu2ZnSnS4 @CZTS) Thin Films for Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties

01/07/2014

30/06/2016

Researcher

FRGS/1/2014/TK06/UKM/02/3

An Investigation on the Optoelectronic Properties of Lead (Pb) based Perovskite and Chalcogenide Quantum Dots in Organic-Inorganic Thin Film Hetero-Junctions

1/07/2014

30/06/2017

Researcher

UKM-KK-07-FRGS0217-2010

(RM 78,000)

Investigation on Novel Indium Sulfide (InS) Buffer Layer Grown by Physical Vapor Deposition for High Efficiency

Dec. 2010

Dec. 2012

Project Leader

UKM-RS-07-FRGS0005-2008

(RM 141,000.00)

Third Generation Solar Cell: Synthesis and Characterization of II-VI Semiconductor Quantum Dots

01-10-2008

30-09-2010

Researcher

UKM-RS-06-FRGS0001-2007

(RM 82,000.00)

Properties of ZnO: Sn Protection Layer for Silicon Solar Cell

01-09-2007

31-08-2009

Researcher

UKM-RRR1-02-FRGS0001-2006

(RM 70,000.00)

Studies on advanced surface texturing for silicon solar cell

01-11-2006

31-10-2009

Researcher

FRGS/1/2011/TK/UKM/01/19

(RM 41,280.00)

Fundamental Studies of Front and Back Contact Formation on Crytsalline and Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Laser Annealing

01/01/2012

31/12/2013

Researcher

FRGS/1/2011/TK/UKM/01/20 (RM  64,800.00)

Investigation on Interfacial
Stability of Flexible Cadmium Telluride Thin Film Solar Cells on Polymer and MetalFoils

01/01/2012

31/12/2013

Researcher

FRGS/1/2011/TK/UKM/01/21

(RM 109,000.00)

Low Cost All Inorganic
Nanostructured Solar Cells

06/06/2011

05/06/2013

Researcher

FRGS/1/2011/TK/UKM/01/22

(RM  46,400.00)

Enhanced IR Absorption in
Si/SixGe1-x/Si and Si/Ge/Si Solar Cells

01/01/2012

31/12/2013

Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

EKSPLORATORI (Exploratory Research Grant)

ERGS/1/2012/TK07/UKM/02/4

(RM 80,000.00)

Fundamental Investigation on Photovoltaic Material Properties of Copper-Zinc-Tin-Sulphide (Cu2ZnSnS4) Thin Film Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)

01/06/2012

31/05/2015

Project
Leader

ETP-2013-011

Cost Competitive Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Panel For Building Integrated And Grid Connected Applications

31/07/2013

01/04/2015

Researcher

ERGS/1/2012/TK07/UKM/01/4

(RM 80,000.00)

Higher Efficiency CdTe Solar Cells with Highly Transparent Cadmium Sulfide (CdSO) Thin Films as Window Layer

01/06/2012

31/05/2015

Researcher

 

PROTOTYPE RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME

PRGS/1/2011/TD-KPT/02/1

Development of an integrated green residential building for malaysia: utilising solar & wind powered cooling, advanced daylighting & natural

01/11/2011

31/10/2013

Researcher

PRGS/1/12/TK07/UKM/01/1

High Efficiency Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Silicon Solar Cells With Non-Toxic And Low Temperature Processes

01/08/2012

30/04/2014

Researcher

PRGS/1/13/TK07/UKM/01/1

Developemnt Of A Controllable Optical Concentration System For Solar Thermal Electricity Generation Suitable For Tropical Climate Conditions

01/09/2013

29/02/2016

Researcher

  

A4. University Research Grant (Geran Universiti Penyelidikan @ GUP, Arus Perdana @AP, Geran Galakan Penyelidikan Universiti-Komuniti)

DPP-2015-132

Spctrum Adjustment In Transparent Solar Cell

15/06/2015

14/06/2016

Project
Leader

DPP-2014-142

Development of Perovskite for Hybrid Sola Cells

01/04/2014

31/03/2015

Project
Leader

DPP-2013-110

NEXT GENERATION MULTIJUNCTION SOLAR CELL DEVELOPMENT

01/01/2013

31/12/2013

Project
Leader

 

 

 

 

 

DANA LONJAKAN PENERBITAN (PUBLICATION BOOST UP GRANT)

DIP-2014-010

A study of Charge Transport and Recombination process in Organic-Inorganic hybrid solar cells using Organolead-halide Perovskites as Light Harvesters

01/08/2014

31/07/2016

Researcher

UKM-DLP-2011-055

(RM 100,000)

DEVELOPMENT OF CZTS THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS BY MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY (MBE)

01/07/2011

30/06/2012

Project
Leader

 

 

 

 

 

PROJEK ARUS PERDANA (PRIME PROJECT GRANT)

UKM-AP-2011-25

(RM 100,000)

Clean and Sustainable Energy Harvesting from Sun with Solar Energy Technology of 4th Generation & Beyond

01/08/2011

31/07/2013

Project
 leader

UKM-AP-TK-07-2010 (RM 350,000)

High effciency CdS-CdTe ultra thin film solar cell by revolutionary all non-vacuum method

July, 2010

July, 2012

Researcher

UKM-AP-TK-06-2009

(RM1,120,000)

Development of Back Contact Nanostructured High Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells and Panels for Grid-Connected and Standalone Applications

01-07-2009

30-06-2011

Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

GERAN UNIVERSITI PENYELIDIKAN (GUP, UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT)

UKM-GUP-2011-280

Fundamental investigation on photovoltaic properties of molecular beam epitaxy grown cooper-zinc-tin-sulphide, Cu2ZnSnS4

08/08/2011

07/08/2012

Project
 leader

UKM-GUP-2011-284

Investigation on interfacial stability of flexible cadmium telluride thin film solar cells on polymer and metl foils

08/08/2011

07/08/2012

Researcher

UKM-GUP-TK-08-16-058

(RM 352,000)

Development of Complete Fabrication Process of High Efficient Ultra Thin CdS/CdTe and CdS/Cis thin Film Solar Cells with Nano-crystalline CdS:O Window Layer

01-06-2008

31-05-2011

Researcher

UKM-GUP-TK-08-16-057

(RM 453,000 )

Development of High Efficiency Amorphous/micro-crystalline Silicon Hetero-junction Solar Cells on Flexible Substrates

01-06-2008

31-05-2011

Researcher

UKM-GUP-BTT-07-29-026

(RM 400,000)

Low Cost Fabrication of High efficiency CdTe Advanced Thin Film Solar Cells

01-10-2007

30-09-2010

Project
leader

UKM-GUP-BTT-07-29-026

(RM 100,000)

Low Cost Fabrication of High efficiency CdTe Advanced Thin Film Solar Cells

01-06-2011

30-6-2012

Project leader

UKM-GUP-BTT-07-29-185

 

(RM 400,000)

Development of Standalone Solar-Powered Reverse Osmosis Water Desalination System for Malaysia Resort Islands

01-10-2007

30-06-2010

Researcher

UKM-GUP-BTT-07-29-186

(RM 300,000)

High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) based on TiO2 Ionic Liquid

01-10-2007

30-06-2010

Researcher

UKM-GUP-BTT-07-29-184

(RM 300,000)

Development of Intergrated Low-cost Fabrication System for High Efficiency Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells

01-10-2007

30-06-2010

Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

GERAN GALAKAN PENYELIDIKAN UNIVERSITI-KOMUNITI (University-Community Matching Grant)

KOMUNITI-2013-012

Pasar Hijau: Greenification of Pasar Malam with Solar Photovoltaic Tehcnology for Environmental Protection

10/05/2013

09/05/2014

Project
Leader

KOMUNITI-2011-024

Floating Photovoltaic System for Power Generation at The Tasik Chini Community

16/05/2011

15/05/2012

Researcher

INDUSTRI-2013-038

The Role of the Kajang Municipal Council For Managing Waste Pollution In Kajang Municipal Areas: A Case Study

10/05/2013

09/05/2015

Researcher

 

 

 

 

 

PENYELIDIKAN TINDAKAN/STRATEGI (Strategic Research Grant)

PTS-2013-084

Postgraduate Supervision in the Faculty of Law at the UKM and The Chonnam University: A Comparative Study For Innovation

01/07/2013

30/06/2014

Researcher

 

A5. Science Fund (The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Industry)

03-01-02-SF1295

(RM223,136.00)

Development of Non-Toxic Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) Thin Film Solar Cells and Mini Modules Over 15% Conversion Efficiency By Co-Evaporation for Versatile Application

01/11/2015

31/10/2017

Project
Leader

03-01-02-SF1149
(RM185,400.00)

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH PERFORMANCES MULTI-DYE BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS IN UV-VISIBLE TO NEAR-INFRARED REGION

01/12/2014

30/11/2016

Researcher

03-01-02-SF0385;

(RM 248,080)

Development of nanostructured ZnS/CIS films for advanced solar cell application

01-08-2007

30/11/2009

Researcher

03-01-02-SF0495

(RM 306,860)

Development Of Thermal Interface Material's Surface Thermal Propeties Index For Flip Chip Ball Grid Array

01-12-2007

01-12-2009

Researcher

03-01-02-SF0649

Grid Connected Photovoltaic Generation System With Efficient MPPT And Converter Control

01-03-2010

28-02-2012

Researcher

 

A6. Other Funds or Grants (International and Miscellaneous)

Saudi National Research Fund

(Saudi Riyal 1,295,000.00)

Introduction of CZT on CdTe Thin Film solar Cells

01-01-2011

31-12-2013

Co-Principle Investigator

UKM-MTDC Symbiosis Grant

(MYR 1,999,500)

SolarGE Sdn Bhd

(for commercializing Smart Solar Charge Controller)

July 2011

Oct. 2014

Chief
Technical Officer (CTO)
 & Director

Cradle Grant

(500,000 MYR)

Greenfinity Solar Charger (commercialization grant)

Oct 2011

Sept. 2012

Project leader, and Patent holder

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

NPRP6-931-2-382

Developing Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Based Alternative Absorbers (WS2 & MoS2) for Cost Effective Photovoltaic Applications

 

Oct. 1, 2013

 

Sept. 30, 2016

Principle Investigator
at Malaysia
side

 

RS-2015-001

(289,000USD)

Developing Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Based Alternative Absorbers (WS2 & MoS2) for Cost Effective Photovoltaic Applications

05/01/2015

05/01/2018

 

 

Project
Leader

RS-2015-003 (Solar GE Sdn. Bhd.)

Solar Charge Controller Design and Fabrication for Versatile Consumer Products

12/05/2015

12/04/2017

 

Project
Leader

UKM-RS-IPTD-0001/2007

Solar Tracking System

01/01/2007

31/12/2008

Project
Leader

UKM-RS-IPTD-0002/2007

Microcontrolled-Based Charge Controller Development for Stand-alone Solar Power

01/01/2007

31/12/2008

Project
Leader

UKM-RS-IPTD-0003/2007

Cost Effective Inverter Development for Solar PV Power System

01/01/2007

31/12/2008

Project
Leader

UKM-RS-IPTD-0004/2007

Intelligent Solar Tracker Development for High Yield of Solar Power Station

01/01/2007

31/12/2008

Project
Leader