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Saman JAFARI

Education: 

2018 – Now: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW) 

2013 – 2016: Master of Materials Science and Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Iran) 

2008 – 2012: Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering (Shiraz University, Iran) 

Research interests: 

  • Minority carrier traps in silicon 

  • Photoconductance decay measurement (PCD) 

  • Non-metallic defects in silicon 

 

Why your research is important? 

My research gives us a more fundamental perspective about well-known defects in silicon. In my research I try to look at these defects from a new angle using PCD measurement method. With this method we obtain a better understanding of these defects. This is an important step to minimize their impact on solar cells. 

Why do you like research?  

Research gives me the possibility to deal with challenges every day. In order to be successful in research, you need to develop a large and diverse set of qualities. Thus, beside its valuable effect on humanity, for me, research is a road for personal improvement. 

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

Cooking, reading books (psychology – sci-fi), playing badminton.