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Dr Aref SAMADI

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Education:

2017 – 2022: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW)

20132016: Master of Science in Information Technology (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

20082013: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Electronics (University of Tehran, Iran)

Research interests:

  • Lifetime spectroscopy

  • Defect passivation and engineering in solar cells

  • Light and temperature-induced degradation

  • Novel solar cell structures and device fabrication


Why is your research important?

Understanding the fundamental properties of defects in solar cells is essential in achieving high efficiency and reliable solar cells. Through these studies, the device fabrication steps can be modified and optimised to achieve the best-performing solar cells through the outputs of my research. Researching the dynamics between defects and degradation of solar cells over time provides information on reducing the degradation and increasing the reliability of photovoltaic devices.


Why do you like research? 

I care about the status of our planet in regards to climate change and I am very passionate about tackling this great challenge for humanity. I firmly believe photovoltaics is one of the key solutions to mitigating climate change and I want to take part and contribute to that goal (basically, I want to save the world).


What do you like to do when you are not saving the world?

Play volleyball, do coastal walks, canyoning, and scuba diving.


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