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Solar Energy Research Institute

Dr. Kazi Sajedur Rahman

Email: sajed@ukm.edu.my Phone: 

Current Position: Research Fellow

Specialisation: Thin Film Photovoltaic Science and Technology, Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Solar Cell, Thin Film Deposition and Material Characterization.

Biography:
Dr. Kazi Sajedur Rahman is a Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (@The National University of Malaysia). Previously, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Energy of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (@The Energy University) of Malaysia for almost 2 years. He achieved a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the Department of Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (@The National University of Malaysia) in 2018. He obtained a Master of Science (MSc) from the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (@The National University of Malaysia) in 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in 2011 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. He has been working on thin film solar cell science and technology since 2012. His primary research focus is on exploring low-cost and high-efficiency CdTe thin film solar cells. Dr. Rahman has authored several peer-reviewed articles and a few book chapters related to the thin film solar cells. His research interests include thin film solar cells (CdTe, CZTS, CIGS), semiconductor physics and devices, solar photovoltaic applications, etc.

Qualifications
B.Sc. (Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, CUET, Bangladesh) Electrical and Electronic Engineering. M.Sc. (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) Renewable Energy. Ph.D (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering

Areas of Research
Semiconductor Physics and Devices; Solar Cells; Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Solar Cell, Thin Film Deposition and Material Characterization, Thin Film Photovoltaic Device Fabrication and Performance Assessment, Numerical Simulation of PV Devices, PV systems and applications.

Research/Consultation/Expansion

Proceedings

Book

Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

  1. Nowshad Amin and Kazi Sajedur Rahman. Close‐Spaced Sublimation (CSS): A Low‐Cost, High‐Yield Deposition System for Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Solar Cells. Modern Technologies for Creating the Thin-film Systems and Coatings, Nikolay N. Nikitenkov (Ed.), IntechOpen, 2017. DOI: 10.5772/66040. Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/close-spaced-sublimation-css-a-low-cost-high-yield-deposition-system-for-cadmium-telluride-cdte-thin.
  2. Nowshad Amin, Seyed Ahmad Shahahmadi, Puvaneswaran Chelvanathan, Kazi Sajedur Rahman, M Istiaque Hossain, MD Akhtaruzzaman (2017). Solar photovoltaic technologies: from inception toward the most reliable energy resource. Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, Elsevier, 11-26.

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications

Seminar

  • Presented research work in “8th Malaysia-Japan Joint Workshop on Photovoltaic Systems”, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), 26th September 2019, Malaysia.
  • Delivered invited talk on "Overview, Prospects, and Challenges of CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells" at the Department of EEE, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong, Bangladesh on January 23, 2018.
  • Presented research work at “The International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering (ICAEESE 2016)”, 14-16 November, Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, 2016.
  • Delivered talk on "Prospects of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) as an Absorber Layer in Thin Film Solar Cells" to the group of BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) at SERI, UKM, June 06, 2016, Malaysia.
  • Attended in “1st Malaysia-Germany Joint Workshop on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology and Systems” The National University of Malaysia (UKM)”, 22nd February 2016, Malaysia.
  • Attended in “9th Asian School on Renewable Energy” jointly organized by UNESCO, ISESCO, and Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), 23-27th May 2016, Malaysia.
  • Presented research work in 10th IEEE 2015 Regional Symposium on Micro and
    • Nanoelectronics (RSM 2015)” 19-21 August 2015, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Presented research work in “3rd Malaysia-Japan joint workshop on compound solar cells and system, The National University of Malaysia (UKM)”, 22-24 September 2014, Malaysia.
  • Presented paper in 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD 2013)”, 16 – 17 December 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Presented paper in “2nd International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar cells, and Solar Energy Applications”, 22 – 24 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Attended in "Advanced Materials Optoelectronics Process & Device Design Workshop" Organized by IC Microsystems, 23-25 April 2013, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Presented paper in “2013 International Conference on Engineering and Built Environment (ICEBE)”, The National University of Malaysia, 19-20 November 2013, Malaysia.

Award

  • Awarded with “Gold Award for Poster” and “Highest Number of Journal Publication Award” at UNITEN Postdoc Hangout Day 2019.
  • Awarded with outstanding achievement (Excellent) in dissertation and viva-voce for the Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment of The National University of Malaysia (@UKM), 2018.
  • “Best Paper Award” in the area of Micro and Nano Electronics at The International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering, 14-16 November 2016, Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya.
  • Recipient of “Research University Zamalah Scheme” during the Ph.D. by research program at The National University of Malaysia (@Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM). (Duration: September 2015 – February 2018).
  • Awarded with outstanding achievement (Excellent) in dissertation and viva-voce for the MSc degree from the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) of The National University of Malaysia (@UKM), 2014.

Supervision

Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant

Derivation of the Doping Mechanism in Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Thin Film Absorption Layers for Photovoltaic Application. FRGS 2019-1. September 2019 - August 2021. Co-Researcher.

Teaching