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Nowshad Amin

  • PhD
  • Professor
  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional
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I am currently working as a Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Electronic & Systems Engineering of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (@The National University of Malaysia), where I lead the Solar Photovoltaic Research Group at the Solar Energy Research Institute. I am a visiting professor at the King Saud University of Saudi Arabia since 2010. After completing the higher secondary education from my native country, Bangladesh, I received the Japanese Ministry of Education (MONBUSHO) scholarship to pursue a diploma in Electrical Engineering (1994) at Gunma National College of Technology, Bachelor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1996) at Toyohashi University of Technology and Master (1998) and PhD (2001) in solar photovoltaic technology at Tokyo Institute of Technology. My areas of expertise include microelectronics, renewable energy, solar photovoltaic applications and thin film solar PV development. My research focuses on the commercialization of solar photovoltaic products from my patented entities. I am serving as the CTO of a University Spin-off company financed by the Malaysian Technology Development Center (MTDC). I have been serving as the PI and Co-PI of many government and international funded projects. I am actively involved in promoting renewable energy to the developing countries in South and South East Asia, and working as an enthusiastic promoter for the affordable renewable energy resources.

Recent publications

  • Prospects of Graphene as a Potential Carrier-Transport Material in Third-Generation Solar Cells

    • Chowdhury T
    • Islam A
    • Mahmud Hasan A
    • et al.
  • Characterization of thin GaAs films grown on nanostructured silicon substrates

    • Sandoval S
    • Khizar M
    • Anderson J
    • et al.

Professional experience


Universiti Tenaga Nasional

February 2018 - Present


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

October 2012 - January 2018(5 years)

Associate Professor

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

January 2009 - October 2012(4 years)

Senior Lecturer

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

November 2006 - January 2009(2 years)

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University

November 2004 - October 2006(2 years)



Tokyo Kogyo Daigaku

April 1998 - March 2001(3 years)


Tokyo Kogyo Daigaku

April 1996 - March 1998(2 years)


Toyohashi Gijutsu Kagaku Daigaku

April 1994 - March 1996(2 years)

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Gunma National College of Technology

April 1991 - March 1994(3 years)

Diploma in Japanese Language

Kokusai Gakyukai Nihongo Gakko

October 1990 - March 1991(5 months)

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Comilla Cadet College

August 1987 - October 1989(2 years)

Secondary School Certificate

Comilla Cadet College

April 1984 - July 1987(3 years)

Co-authors (429)