Professor Dr. Nowshad Amin
Dr. Nowshad Amin is currently serving as a Strategic Hire Professor at the Institute of Sustainable Energy of The National Energy University (@Universiti Tenaga Nasional/UNITEN) of Malaysia. He is also an adjunct to Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (@The National University of Malaysia/UKM), where he served over 11 years at the Dept. of Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering from Nov. 2006 till Jan. 2018. There, he led the Solar Photovoltaic Research Group under the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) over 10 years. After the higher secondary education with distinctions from his native country, Bangladesh, he received the Japanese Ministry of Education (MONBUSHO) scholarship in 1990. Accomplishing Japanese Language diploma in 1991, he achieved a diploma in Electrical Engineering (1994) from Gunma National College of Technology, Bachelor (1996) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology, Masters (1998) and PhD (2001) on solar photovoltaic technology (Thin Film Solar Cell) from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan). Later, he pursued Postdoctoral fellowship in the USA and briefly worked at Motorola Japan Ltd. His areas of expertise include Microelectronics, Renewable Energy, Solar Photovoltaic Applications and Thin Film Solar PV Development. Additionally, his research focuses on the commercialization of Solar Photovoltaic Products from his patented entities. He served as a visiting professor to the King Saud University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia from 2010 till 2016. He has been involved as the project-leader as well as co-researcher of many government (Malaysia) and international (Saudi National Grant, Qatar Foundation etc.) funded projects. He is actively involved in promoting Renewable Energy to the developing countries in South and South East Asia, working as an enthusiastic promoter for the affordable solar photovoltaic technologies.