Dr Md. Anower Hossain
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Md. Anower Hossain

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Dr. Md. Anower Hossain is a Postdoctoral fellow in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore. At UNSW, he has been involved in the co-supervision of Ph.D. students in passivation contact materials for silicon solar cells, and catalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells using the density functional theory modeling (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The main focus of his academic research is understanding the properties of functional materials using first-principles atomistic simulations and experimental deposition followed by device fabrication. In particular, he studies the properties of semiconducting materials for application in photovoltaic applications, such as silicon solar cells, thin films solar cells, organic solar cells, and catalysts for fuel cell applications.

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  • Journal articles | 2019
    Al-Gaashani R; Aïssa B; Hossain MA; Radiman S, 2019, 'Catalyst-free synthesis of ZnO-CuO-ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites by a rapid one-step thermal decomposition approach', Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, vol. 90, pp. 41 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2018.10.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Amin R; Hossain MA; Zakaria Y, 2018, 'Interfacial Kinetics and Ionic Diffusivity of the Electrodeposited MoS2 Film', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, pp. 13509 - 13518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b01104
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hossain MA; Merzougui BA; Alharbi FH; Tabet N, 2018, 'Electrochemical deposition of bulk MoS2 thin films for photovoltaic applications', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 186, pp. 165 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2018.06.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang T; Hossain MA; Lee C-Y; Zakaria Y; Abdallah AA; Hoex B, 2018, 'Atomic layer deposited ZnxNi1−xO: A thermally stable hole selective contact for silicon solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 113, pp. 262102 - 262102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5056223
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hossain MA; Al-Gaashani R; Hamoudi H; Al Marri MJ; Hussein IA; Belaidi A; Merzougui BA; Alharbi FH; Tabet N, 2017, 'Controlled growth of Cu2O thin films by electrodeposition approach', Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, vol. 63, pp. 203 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2017.02.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang M; Hossain MA; Choy KL, 2017, 'Effect of Sodium Treatment on the Performance of Electrostatic Spray Assisted Vapour Deposited Copper-poor Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se) 2 Solar Cells', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, pp. 6788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07027-9
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hossain MA; Wang M; Choy KL, 2015, 'Ecofriendly and Nonvacuum Electrostatic Spray-Assisted Vapor Deposition of Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 Thin Film Solar Cells', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 22497 - 22503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b06666
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hossain MA; Zhang T; Keat LK; Li X; Prabhakar RR; Batabyal SK; Mhaisalkar SG; Wong LH, 2015, 'Synthesis of Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin films using an aqueous spray-pyrolysis approach, and their solar cell efficiency of 10.5%', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 3, pp. 4147 - 4154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ta05783j
    Journal articles | 2013
    Safari-Alamuti F; Jennings JR; Hossain MA; Yung LYL; Wang Q, 2013, 'Conformal growth of nanocrystalline CdX (X = S, Se) on mesoscopic NiO and their photoelectrochemical properties', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 15, pp. 4767 - 4774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cp43613f
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hossain MA; Jennings JR; Mathews N; Wang Q, 2012, 'Band engineered ternary solid solution CdS xSe 1-x-sensitized mesoscopic TiO 2 solar cells', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 14, pp. 7154 - 7161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cp40277g
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hossain MA; Jennings JR; Shen C; Pan JH; Koh ZY; Mathews N; Wang Q, 2012, 'CdSe-sensitized mesoscopic TiO 2 solar cells exhibiting >5% efficiency: Redundancy of CdS buffer layer', Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 22, pp. 16235 - 16242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2jm33211f
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hossain MA; Koh ZY; Wang Q, 2012, 'PbS/CdS-sensitized mesoscopic SnO 2 solar cells for enhanced infrared light harnessing', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 14, pp. 7367 - 7374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cp40551b
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sun L; Huang Y; Hossain MA; Li K; Adams S; Wang Q, 2012, 'Fabrication of TiO2/CuSCN Bulk Heterojunctions by Profile-Controlled Electrodeposition', JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 159, pp. D323 - D327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.028206jes
    Journal articles | 2011
    Chan X-H; Jennings JR; Hossain MA; Yu KKZ; Wang Q, 2011, 'Characteristics of p-NiO Thin Films Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis and Their Application in CdS-sensitized Photocathodes', JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 158, pp. H733 - H740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.3590742
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hossain MA; Jennings JR; Koh ZY; Wang Q, 2011, 'Carrier generation and collection in CdS/CdSe-sensitized SnO2 Solar cells exhibiting unprecedented photocurrent densities', ACS Nano, vol. 5, pp. 3172 - 3181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn200315b
    Journal articles | 2010
    Hossain MA; Yang G; Parameswaran M; Jennings JR; Wang Q, 2010, 'Mesoporous SnO2 spheres synthesized by electrochemical anodization and their application in CdSe-sensitized solar cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, pp. 21878 - 21884, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp109083k

  • Modeling of semiconducting materials using density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Quantum-dots solar cells
  • Thin-film CIGS solar cells

My Research Supervision

  • Passivation contacts materials for silicon solar cells
  • Modeling of fuel cells catalysts using the DFT