Dr Arman MAHBOUBI SOUFIANI
05/2020 - Now: ACAP Research Fellow (UNSW)
04/2018 - 06/2018: Visiting Research Scientist (HZB, Germany)
01/2018 - 05/2020: Postdoctoral Researcher (UNSW)
2017: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW)
2012: Master of Science in Resource Recovery/Energy Technology (University of Borås, Sweden)
2009: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing and Production (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran)
Fundamental photo-physical properties of semiconductors
Photo- and electro-luminescence spectroscopy of opto-electronic devices
Defects in semiconductor
Everything about perovskites
Laser-doping for silicon cell fabrication
Laser-induced defect passivation
Why is your research important?
Realization of characterization techniques with high reliability and throughput, which allow a better understanding of the nature of the defects in perovskites and their impact on device performance and stability. This is critical in letting this amazing semiconductor to play a significant role in achieving stable, high-efficiency tandem solar cells. This will eventually contribute to the bigger picture, the issue of securing cheap and clean energy for society.
Why do you like research?
Being able to work with many creative minds to explore the behaviour of different semiconductors through crazy ideas and novel methodologies. I have the flexibility to work on different projects which makes research an exciting job.
What do you like to do when you are not saving the world?
Reading. Exploring new cafes. Bush walking. Exercising. Canyoning. Gardening.