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Dr Mohammad Al-Amin

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Dr Mohammad Al-Amin

Director of Studies

Mechanical, Materials and Process Stream

M dot Al-Amin dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 761 50077

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Biography

Mohammad joined the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick in October 2021 as an Associate Professor. He started as the manager of the Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprentices programme and then become the Director of Studies of the Mechanical, Materials and Process Stream. Previously, he was a Senior Teaching Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at WMG, University of Warwick. He was also Discipline Group Leader of the Mechanical Engineering Stream. He previously worked as a lecturer at Coventry University.

He graduated with a first-class BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 2005. He completed an MSc with distinction in Sustainable Energy Technologies from the University of Southampton in 2009. He completed a PhD in solar photovoltaics from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. He received the 'Faculty of Science Best Thesis Award -2017' for the best PhD thesis in the School of Engineering 2017. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a member of the IMechE.

Mohammad has several years of work experience in the solar photovoltaic manufacturing industry overseas. He led the manufacturing process, research and development of PV solar cells and modules.

Research Interests

Mohammad has been doing research in the field of solar photovoltaic materials and processes, and energy storage using lithium-ion batteries. He is leading research projects in collaboration with Engineering institutes overseas, focusing on the improvement of energy storage in mass public transport and storage of renewable energy in developing counties. He received grants under the Global Challenge Research Funding (GCRF) scheme. He was a Fellow at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) at the University of Warwick.

Mohammad has published >20 papers, 10 of which are in (or will be in) high-quality journals such IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Journal of Applied Physics, Physica Status Solidi Rapid Research Letters and Physica Status Solidi (a). He received a Best Poster prize at the prestigious IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 2016.

Teaching Interests

  • ES1A5 Statics and Dynamics

Year 1 core module in Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

  • ES190 Dynamics and Thermodynamics

Lead the Inertia lab

Selected Publications

  • M. Al-Amin, A. Barai, A. Rajan, J. Marco, “An insight to the degradation behaviour of the parallel connected lithium-ion battery cells”, Energies, 14(16), 4716, 2021.
  • N. E. Grant, J. R. Scowcroft, A. I. Pointon, M. Al-Amin, P. P. Altermatt, J. D. Murphy, “Lifetime instabilities in gallium doped monocrystalline PERC silicon solar cells” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 206 110299, 2020.
  • M. Al-Amin, N. E. Grant, A. I. Pointon, J. D. Murphy, “Iodine–ethanol surface passivation for measurement of millisecond carrier lifetimes in silicon wafers with different crystallographic orientations” Physica Status Solidi A, 1900257, 2019.
  • N.E. Grant, T. Niewelt, N.R. Wilson, E.C. Wheeler-Jones, J. Bullock, M. Al-Amin, M.C. Schubert, A.C. van Veen, A. Javey, J.D. Murphy, “Superacid-treated silicon surfaces: extending the limit of carrier lifetime for photovoltaic applications”, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7 1574, 2017.
  • M. Al-Amin, J.D. Murphy, “Combining low-temperature gettering with phosphorus diffusion gettering for improved multicrystalline silicon, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7 1519, 2017.
  • M. Al-Amin, N.E. Grant, J.D. Murphy, “Low-temperature saw damage gettering to improve minority carrier lifetime in multicrystalline silicon”, Physica Status Solidi Rapid Research Letters, 11 1700268, 2017.
  • M. Al-Amin and J. D. Murphy, “Passivation effects on low temperature gettering in multicrystalline silicon”, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7, 68 – 77, 2017.
  • M. Al-Amin and J. D. Murphy, “Increasing minority carrier lifetime in as-grown multicrystalline silicon by low temperature internal gettering”, Journal of Applied Physics, 119, 235704, 2016.
  • M. Al-Amin and J. D. Murphy, “Low temperature internal gettering of bulk defects in silicon photovoltaic materials”, Solid State Phenomena, 242, 109 – 119, 2016.
  • J. D. Murphy, M. Al-Amin, K. Bothe, M. Olmo, V.V. Voronkov, R.J. Falster, “The effect of oxide precipitates on minority carrier lifetime in n-type silicon ”, Journal of Applied Physics, 118, 215706 2015.

Projects and Grants

  • 2022 – 2024 Leverhulme International Fellowship (PI), Leverhulme Trust, UK

"Sustainable, low-cost charging base stations for three-wheelers in Bangladesh"

  • 2021 – 2023 International Partnership Fund (PI), University of Warwick

“Affordable and Clean Energy; Clean Water and Sanitation”

“Enabling cleaner, full-electric transport revolution in Bangladesh”

  • 2021 – 2022 ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Application - Evolving Impact and Impact Network Grant (co-I)

“ECR Network – UN Sustainable Development Goals”

  • 2019 – 2021 Institute for Global Sustainable Development - Research Fellowship (PI)

“Affordable and Clean Energy; Clean Water and Sanitation”

  • 2019 – 2021 Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant Scheme (via the Academy of Medical Sciences) (PI)

“Enabling cleaner, full-electric transport revolution in Bangladesh”

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