Dr Muhammad Umair Khan
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Muhammad Umair Khan

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Dr. Umair is a recent PhD graduate in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research work during his PhD program involved various aspects of nano-textures based solar cell fabrication, characterization, and stability. He worked on the development of reactive ion etching (RIE), Laser doped selective emitter (LDSE) solar cells, the investigation of LeTID in nano-textures, hydrogenation of radiation damage solar cells, and the development of characterization techniques for unique textures. Dr. Umair's research was part of a multi-million dollar project that was funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and involved collaboration with the industry. His work on nano-textures based solar cell fabrication was crucial to the project, and he made significant contributions to the project's success.

Following the completion of his PhD, Dr. Umair joined Prod. Bram Hoex's group as a post-doctoral research fellow in February 2022. His primary focus is on solar cell/module stability, and he is working to understand the potential induced degradation (PID) to create faster-testing conditions.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Wu X; Sen C; Wang H; Wang X; Wu Y; Khan MU; Mao L; Jiang F; Xu T; Zhang G; Hoex B, 2024, 'Addressing sodium ion-related degradation in SHJ cells by the application of nano-scale barrier layers', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112604
    Journal articles | 2023
    Khan MU; Sen C; Chan C; Abbott M; Poduval G; Wu Y; Lv R; Zhang G; Hoex B, 2023, 'Supercharging cell-level potential-induced degradation (PID) testing using a salt-enriched hybrid polymer layer', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112479
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2023, 'Four failure modes in silicon heterojunction glass-backsheet modules', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112358
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sen C; Wu X; Wang H; Khan MU; Mao L; Jiang F; Xu T; Zhang G; Chan C; Hoex B, 2023, 'Accelerated damp-heat testing at the cell-level of bifacial silicon HJT, PERC and TOPCon solar cells using sodium chloride', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2023.112554
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khan MU; Scardera G; Zou S; Zhang D; Abbott M, 2021, 'The role of metal-catalyzed chemical etching black silicon in the reduction of light- And elevated temperature-induced degradation in P-type multicrystalline wafers', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 627 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3059426
    Journal articles | 2021
    Scardera G; Payne D; Khan M; Zhang Y; Soeriyadi A; Zou S; Zhang D; Davidsen R; Hansen O; Hoex B; Abbott M, 2021, 'Silicon Nanotexture Surface Area Mapping Using Ultraviolet Reflectance', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 1291 - 1298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3086439
    Journal articles | 2021
    Scardera G; Wang S; Zhang Y; Khan MU; Zou S; Zhang D; Davidsen RS; Hansen O; Mai L; Payne DNR; Hoex B; Abbott MD, 2021, 'On the Enhanced Phosphorus Doping of Nanotextured Black Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 298 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3047420
    Journal articles | 2021
    Varshney U; Kim M; Khan MU; Hamer P; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, 2021, 'Impact of Substrate Thickness on the Degradation in Multicrystalline Silicon', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 65 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3038412
    Journal articles | 2020
    Karimov KS; Ahmad Z; Bhadra J; Nabi J-U; Hong M; Bashir MM; Ahkmedov KM; Murtaza I; Khan MU, 2020, 'Design of a Semiconductor Photoelectrochemical Cells Using Orange Dye and NaCl Aqueous Solutions', International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 15, pp. 3189 - 3195, http://dx.doi.org/10.20964/2020.04.56
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fung TH; Khan MU; Zhang Y; Western NJ; Payne DNR; McIntosh KR; Abbott MD, 2019, 'Improved Ray Tracing on Random Pyramid Texture via Application of Phong Scattering', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 9, pp. 591 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2894688
    Journal articles | 2019
    Khan MU; Chen D; Jafari S; Ohshima T; Abe H; Hameiri Z; Chong CM; Abbott M, 2019, 'Degradation and regeneration of radiation-induced defects in silicon: A study of vacancy-hydrogen interactions', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109990
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Varshney U; Kim M; Khan MU; Hamer P; Chan C; Abbott M; Hallam B, 2020, 'P-type Czochralski Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells with High and Stable Open-circuit Voltage', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2020, Australian PV Institute, Online, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), Online, 30 November 2020, https://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Bruno-Vicari-Stefani-P-type-Czochralski-Silicon-Heterojunction-Solar-Cells-with-High-and-Stable-Open-circuit-Voltage.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Abbott M; McIntosh K; Sudbury B; Meydbray J; Fung TH; Umair Khan M; Zhang Y; Zou S; Wang X; Xing G; Scardera G; Payne D, 2019, 'Annual energy yield analysis of solar cell technology', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 3046 - 3050, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980523
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Zhang Y; Kong C; Khan MU; Fung TH; Davidsen RS; Hansen O; Scardera G; Abbott MD; Hoex B; Payne DNR, 2019, 'Advanced Characterisation of Black Silicon Surface Topography with 3D PFIB-SEM', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 825 - 828, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980830
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Payne D; Fung TH; Khan MU; Cruz-Campa J; McIntosh K; Abbott M, 2018, 'Understanding the optics of industrial black silicon', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5049297
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Khan MU; Jafar A; Karimov KS; Feroze S, 2016, 'A proposed optimized solution for wireless power transfer using magnetic resonance coupling', in 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE), IEEE, presented at 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE), 15 January 2016 - 17 January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/intelse.2016.7475148
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Saeed MA; Khan SM; Ahmed N; Khan MU; Rehman A, 2016, 'Design and analysis of capacitance based Bio-MEMS cantilever sensor for tuberculosis detection', in 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE), IEEE, presented at 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE), 15 January 2016 - 17 January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/intelse.2016.7475116
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Khan MU; Wali K; Karimov KS; Saeed MA, 2015, 'A new proposed hierarchy for renewable energy generation to distribution grid integration', in 2015 International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), IEEE, presented at 2015 International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 19 December 2015 - 20 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icet.2015.7389187
    Preprints |
    Sen C; Wang H; Wu X; Khan MU; Chan C; Abbott M; Hoex B, Four Failure Modes in Silicon Heterojunction Glass-Backsheet Modules, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4293027