Supervision & Teaching
As the Principal Investigator of the “Pecunia Research Group – Sustainable Optoelectronics”, I supervise the research activities of my team. My group consists of a mix of postgraduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows researching environmentally friendly, printable semiconductors for green photovoltaics and optoelectronics.
2021-Present – Instructor of Photovoltaics for Sustainable Energy, Simon Fraser University (Canada).
Program: Postgraduate Program in Sustainable Energy Engineering.
Content: Fundamentals of photovoltaics as a widely applicable method for sustainably generating electric power: operational mechanisms of photovoltaic devices; factors determining their efficiencies; properties of commercial and emerging photovoltaic materials; production processes and sustainability profiles of the various photovoltaic technologies developed to date; outdoor solar photovoltaics, building-integrated photovoltaics, and indoor photovoltaics.
2019-2021 – Instructor of Charge Transport Physics of Advanced Optoelectronic Materials.
Program: Postgraduate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Content: Charge transport in conventional semiconductors (Boltzmann equation; relaxation time approximation; carrier scattering and energy relaxation). Galvanomagnetic effects. Experimental techniques for charge transport characterization (Hall effect, field-effect modulation, space-charge-limited current; time of flight; deep-level transient spectroscopy). Charge transport in polycrystalline semiconductors. Percolation theory. Metal-insulator transition. Anderson localization. Charge transport in disordered materials: nearest-neighbor hopping, variable-range hopping, transport energy. Charge transport physics of organic semiconductors, metal-halide perovskites, and amorphous metal-oxide semiconductors.
2016-2019 – Instructor of Electronics.
Program: Undergraduate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Content: Steady-state and transient circuit analysis: circuit theorems, first and second order circuits with energy-storage elements, impedance model. Digital and analog electronics: MOSFETs, digital gates, amplifiers.
2010-2014 – Instructor of Thin-Film Transistors, University of Cambridge (UK).
Program: Nano Science & Technology Doctoral Training Centre (NanoDTC).
Content: Fundamentals of polymer semiconductors and transistors: properties of polymer semiconductors; device physics of organic transistors; fabrication by solution processing; electrical behaviour; polaronic character of excess charge carriers.