Issue 4
Monday, 03 June 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Hooman Mehdizadeh Rad shows off his award-winning poster at Casuarina campus’ solar power laboratory
Hooman Mehdizadeh Rad shows off his award-winning poster at Casuarina campus’ solar power laboratory

CDU postgrad wins international award

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

Photovoltaic cell PhD candidate Hooman Mehdizadeh Rad has won a significant competition at a prestigious international conference.

Hooman was one of only three Australian students who presented a poster at the “11th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics” (HOPV19) conference in Rome last month.

His poster titled “Study of Diffusion Length of Charge Carriers in Perovskite Solar Cells” won the best poster award with a prize of 500 Euros, beating hundreds of researchers from across the world, including those from Cambridge and Oxford universities.

Hooman said it was a great honour to be acknowledged by his peers.

“It was an amazing experience to discuss the latest developments in the solar power research with leading engineers and scientists,” he said.

His PhD supervisor Professor Jai Singh AM, from the College of Engineering, IT and Environment, said he was exceptionally proud of Hooman’s work.

“He has worked very hard in the field of making organic solar cells more efficient and cost-effective,” Professor Singh said.

“He is also instrumental in setting up the Northern Territory’s first photovoltaic cell laboratory at Casuarina campus.”

For more information on the HOPV19 conference visit: W: nanoge.org/HOPV19/home