Associate Professor Ashraf Uddin

Dr Ashraf Uddin is an Associate Professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

He obtained his PhD degree in March 1991 in Semiconductor Physics from the Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Before moving to Japan, he worked on MBE grown III-V semiconductor materials and devices in Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden for about two years and on silicon solar cell in Atomic Energy Research Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

After his PhD, he joined at the R&D center of Toshiba Corporation, Japan as semiconductor materials and devices research scientist (1991 – 1997). There he worked on opto-electronic devices for about three years and then he worked on poly-Si thin film transistor (TFT) to develop a process technology on glass substrate for the fabrication of flat panel display (LCD type).

In 1997, he migrated to Australia from Japan and worked on III-V semiconductor laser diodes in the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. He worked at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as an Assistant Professor from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2007. Then he worked in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as an Associate Professor from August 2007 to December 2008.

Now he is working in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as an Associate Professor. he has published over 240 research papers in different international journals and in conference proceedings. He has 17 patents. Toshiba Corporation, Japan is using two of his patents (Jpn. Patent 1995-94773, US Patent 5,581,087) for their commercial products.    


  Research Interests:

  • Organic Solar Cells  

  • Photovoltaic device physics, design and characterisation

  • Dye-sensitised Solar Cells

  • Organic-inorganic hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics

  • New Concepts of photovoltaics

  • Semi-transparent Photovoltaics