Researcher

Dr Murad Tayebjee

My Expertise

Spectral management for solar cells

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy

Renewable energy

Physical chemistry

Fields of Research (FoR)

Molecular and organic electronics, Physical chemistry, Photovoltaic devices (solar cells), Photochemistry, Materials engineering, Optical properties of materials, Electronic and magnetic properties of condensed matter; superconductivity, Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry of Materials, Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy

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Biography

I use lasers to understand how light and matter interact. My overarching aim is to be able to design new solar energy harvesting devices.

I completed his PhD at The University of Sydney in 2012. After this, I was awarded an ARENA Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNSW from 2013-2016. I moved to The University of Cambridge after winning a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship (2016-2018), before returning to UNSW in 2018 when I was appointed as a Senior...view more

I use lasers to understand how light and matter interact. My overarching aim is to be able to design new solar energy harvesting devices.

I completed his PhD at The University of Sydney in 2012. After this, I was awarded an ARENA Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNSW from 2013-2016. I moved to The University of Cambridge after winning a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship (2016-2018), before returning to UNSW in 2018 when I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer. I currently lead a research group with the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.


My Grants

External Funding

2022-2024 CI ARC Linkage Grant (Total: $751,389. ARC: $417,398. Partner Organisations: $331,991)

2021           CI International Research Contract

2019-2021 Lead CI Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics Collaboration Grant ($40,000)

2016-2018 Lead CI Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (EUR 195,455)

2013-2016 Lead CI Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Postdoctoral Fellowship ($330,195)

2015           CI DAAD g08 Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme ($10,000)

2013           Lead CI Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant ($2,100)

2012           Lead CI DAAD, Short-term Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates (EUR 2,100)

Internal Funding

2022           CI Discovery Project Goldstar Award ($30,000)

2022-2023  CI Carer Award ($30,000) 

2019-2021  CI UNSW-USA Networks of Excellence Grant ($50,000)

2020           CI UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme ($97,000)

2019           Lead CI UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme ($205,000)

2018-2022 Lead CI Academic start-up package ($180,000).


My Awards

2020 Young Investigator Grant – 2nd Frontiers in Photochemistry Conference

2019 CASS Foundation Travel Award

2018 UNSW Faculty of Engineering Staff Excellence Award in Educational Excellence and Innovation

2017 Selected to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Chemistry

2015 CASS Foundation Travel Award


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Research Areas 

There are research projects for 4th year thesis, Masters, and PhD students available in the fields of:

  • Ultrafast (less than 1 millionth of 1 millionth of a second!) laser spectroscopy of solar energy materials (1 ARC-funded PhD position open!)
  • Development of ultrafast techniques for the study of interfaces
  • Application of laser spectroscopy to other next-gen materials

Get in contact if you're interested...

UNSW students: Send me an email or drop by my office and I'd be happy to discuss prospective projects.

Aust/NZ students (non-UNSW):  Drop me an email and check out the key dates for scholarship applications (https://research.unsw.edu.au/key-dates)

International students: Drop me an email and check out the UNSW website for international scholarships (https://research.unsw.edu.au/international-research-scholarships)

 


Currently supervising

Ms Akasha Kaleem (Scientia PhD Scholar) is studying vibronic coupling in molecular transitions

Mr Alexander Baldacchino (TFS PhD Scholar) is studying the ultrafast spectroscopy and thermodynamics of solar cells

Mr Alvin Mo (RTP PhD Scholar) is developing singlet fission solar cell technologies

Mr Miles Collins (RTP and Sydney Quantum Academy Scholar) is studying the spin physics of singlet fission

Mr Abhinav Sharma (TFS PhD Scholar) is studying the spectroscopy and device design of hot carrier solar cells

Mr Ruiyan Ren (Masters Thesis) is studying the use of spectral management for next-generation photovoltaic devices

Mr Benjamin Aarons (4th Year Honours Thesis) is studying the degradation of singlet fission materials

Graduated Students

Ms Haoran Wang (4th Year Honours Thesis Student, 2021)

Mr Miles Collins (4th Year Honours Thesis Student, 2020, Yingli Prize for best Photovoltaic Thesis)

Dr Arman Mahboubi-Soufiani (PhD, 2017) - currently an ACAP Fellow at UNSW

Dr Yi Zhang (PhD, 2017) - currently a lecturer at Hohai University

Dr Matthew Wright (PhD, 2017) - currently a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford University

 


My Engagement

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Location

Rm 242 | Level 2 | Tyree Energy Technologies Building | Building H6
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052

Contact

+61 2 9065 6128

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