Expert talks on perovskite solar cells

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

ENERGY academics yesterday attended a public lecture on perovskite solar cells by an eminent visiting professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Chancellor Hall Senate Room.

Professor Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, delivered a talk titled “Perovskite solar cells: An Alternative to Silicon Solar Cells?” to academics studying energy studies, officials and professionals in the energy sector, as well as those interested in alternative energy.

During the lecture, he discussed the chemical properties and prospects for perovskite materials for roll-to-roll production for various application markets, including solar cells, detectors, optoelectronics and lighting.

According to UBD, Professor Nazeeruddin is on a two-day visit as an eminent visiting professor at UBD’s Faculty of Science (FOS) and the Centre for Advanced Material Science (CAMES).

As part of his stay, he will be visiting the research labs in the Physics Department, as well as CAMES to meet with UBD researchers.

Professor Nazeeruddin teaches a “Functional Materials” course at EPFL, and was one of the 19 scientists identified by Thomson Reuters as “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015” from all science domains.

He has published over 520 peer-reviewed papers and ten book chapters, and has spoken at over 150 international conferences.

In a statement, UBD said that its Eminent Visiting Professorship and Visiting Appointment (EVPVA) scheme boosts research quality and teaching in the university.

Visiting professors’ involvement in joint research projects with UBD staff has resulted in capacity building for young Bruneian staff, publications of working papers and articles in top-tier journals, and identification of new research areas and opportunities, UBD said in a statement.

The Brunei Times