Sirazul Haque

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
Open Space (CEMOP) 13754


I completed the Bachelor of Science degree (4 years with thesis) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from International Islamic University Chittagong (Bangladesh) and Master of Science (2 years with thesis) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from SungKyunKwan University (SKKU, South Korea), in 2012 and 2015 respectively. SKKU engineering is one of the most prestigious schools in the world, there, I worked in collaboration with Samsung Company in the areas of electromagnetic-tuned nanoscale inkjet printing, printed electronics and flexible electronics, in the Intelligent System Research Institute (ISRI) lab.

I enrolled in CENIMAT-i3N, first as a researcher, the host institution of the PhD in Advanced Materials and Processing jointly with Univ. Aveiro, in June 2016, and my research has been dedicated to the topic of photonics applied to photovoltaics (PV), which is the core (but not the unique) subject of the PhD project. Photonics is globally qualified as a key enabling technology, while efficient and low-cost solar power is considered a priority to reach the low-carbon goals set by the EU. The novelty in my PhD project consists in a disruptive solar cell design with the potential to create a step-change relative to the prior-of-art. The idea consists in using advanced light management strategies to attain high sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency with ultra-thin and potentially flexible devices that can be integrated in a variety of consumer-oriented products ubiquitously used in our daily life.

Research Keywords: Photonics, Photovoltaics, Perovskite Solar Cells, Nanotechnology

Main publications


M. J. Mendes, S. Haque, O. Sanchez-Sobrado, A. Araújo, H. Águas, E. Fortunato, R. Martins “Optimal-enhanced Solar Cell Ultra-thinning with Broadband Nanophotonic Light Capture” iScience 3, 238–254 May 25, 2018 

O. Sanchez-Sobrado, M. J. Mendes, S. Haque, A. Araújo, T. Mateus, H. Águas, E. Fortunato, R. Martins  “Colloidal-lithographed TiO2 photonic nanostructures for solar cell light trapping” J. Mater. Chem. C, 5, 2017, 6852-6861

P. M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, R.-Ribeiro Andrade, J.P. Teixeira, J.M.V. Cunha, M. J. Mendes, S. Haque, J. Borme, H. Aguas, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, J.C. Gonzalez, J. P. Leitão, P.A. Fernandes, M. Edoff and S. Sadewasser “Passivation of interfaces in thin film solar cells: understanding the effects of a nanostructured rear point contact layer” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 1701101 (cover of the issued month) 

Book Chapters

Sirazul Haque, Md. Selim Arif Sher Shah, Md Mohiuddin, and Mokhlesur Rahman, "Biopolymer composites in light emitting diodes", Pages range: 277-310, Biopolymer Composites in Electronics. , Copyright © 2017 Elsevier. 

Md Mohiuddina, Bijandra Kumar and Sirazul Haque, "Biopolymer Composites in Photovoltaics and Photo detectors", Pages range: 459-486, Biopolymer Composites in Electronics. , Copyright © 2017 Elsevier.