Alternative energy expert to give public lecture on Feb 10

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AN ALTERNATIVE energy expert is slated to give a public lecture on perovskite solar cells next week at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

According to a statement issued by the local university, eminent visiting Professor Mohammad K Nazeeruddin will be discussing perovskite materials and its role in renewable energy in a talk entitled, “Perovskite Solar Cells: A New Paradigm in Renewable Energy Sector”.

The talk, will centre on the material that is used in solar cells and its chemical properties.

It will also discuss its prospects in various application markets spanning solar cells to sensing, imaging, environment, and optoelectronics.

The lecture will be open to all members of the public, especially energy studies academics, officials and professional within the energy sector including those interested in alternative energy.

It will be held at the Senate Room of the Chancellor Hall on February 10 at 2pm.

Professor Nazeeruddin is expected to be in the sultanate for a week whereby he will visit research labs in the Physics and Chemistry Departments, along with the Centre of Advanced Materials and Energy Sciences, and meet with UBD researchers and evaluate the work of research students regarding Photovoltaics.

The statement added that he will be conducting a workshop on perovskite solar cells, in addition to a hands-on session on photovoltaics studies.

Professor Mohd Nazeeruddin was recently listed as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters.

He has also appeared in the ISI listing of most cited chemists.

He is currently teaching a “Functional Materials” course at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and Korea University; where he is directing, and managing several industrial, national, and European Union projects.

His current research at EPFL focuses on dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells, CO2 reduction, hydrogen production and light-emitting diodes.

The Brunei Times