Mojtaba Abdi Jalebi | FRP in Renewable Energy | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Mojtaba Abdi Jalebi, FRP in Renewable Energy, Best Researcher Award 

Professor at University College London, United Kingdom

Professional Profiles:

Dr. Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi: A Pioneer in Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials 🌟

Dr. Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi is a distinguished Associate Professor at the Institute for Materials Discovery, University College London (UCL), renowned for his groundbreaking work in sustainable energy and advanced materials. His research primarily focuses on the material and electronic properties of emerging semiconductors, particularly halide perovskites, for low-cost optoelectronic and electrochemical devices aimed at revolutionizing the energy landscape.

Education and Early Career 🎓

Dr. Abdi-Jalebi embarked on his academic journey with a BSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, where he graduated with distinction. He then pursued an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, under the mentorship of Professor Michael Grätzel, finishing among the top of his class.

In 2014, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi completed his PhD in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, under the guidance of Professor Sir Richard Friend. His doctoral research was pivotal in the fabrication and characterization of hybrid perovskite materials, which significantly advanced the performance and stability of optoelectronic devices.

Academic and Research Contributions 🏫

From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi was a Research Fellow at the Optoelectronics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, where he contributed to the development of highly efficient perovskite solar cells, hybrid FETs, and innovative 2D materials for various electronic applications. His research also included spectroscopic studies to understand charge-carrier dynamics in semiconductors.

In 2019, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi joined UCL as an Associate Professor. He established the Functional Materials and Energy Device (FMED) research group, focusing on sustainable solar fuels, carbon capture technologies, and cost-effective energy systems. His leadership in this field is underscored by his supervision of numerous MSc and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers.

Research Funding and Projects💡

Dr. Abdi-Jalebi’s research has garnered significant funding, including:

  • University of Sydney – UCL Partnership Collaboration Awards (A$10k) for improving perovskite-based tandem photovoltaics.
  • EU project (ERA-NET ACT 2021) (£298k) for developing next-generation electrochemical systems for CO2 capture and storage.
  • UCL-Tohoku University Strategic Partner Funds (£5k) for studying optoelectronic behavior in novel semiconductor materials.
  • Royal Society Research Grants (£20k) for eliminating non-radiative losses in lead-free perovskite solar cells.
  • UCL’s Global Engagement Funds (£60k) for exploring strategic collaborations on sustainable solar technologies.

Publications and Patents📚

With over 75 published papers and 3 patents, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi is a prolific contributor to scientific literature. His work includes high-impact publications in journals such as Nature, Science, and Nano Energy. His research has attracted over 9200 citations, reflecting his significant influence in the field.

Awards and Honors🌟

Dr. Abdi-Jalebi’s excellence has been recognized with numerous awards, including:

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • MAPS Early Career Researchers Travel Grant
  • Researcher-led Initiative Award from UCL
  • Semiconductor Physics Thesis Prize from the Institute of Physics
  • Endorsement for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) from the Royal Society

Entrepreneurial Ventures 🌍

Beyond academia, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi is an accomplished entrepreneur. He co-founded Cambridge Materials Limited, where he developed a patented miniature photovoltaic technology. He has raised substantial funding for his ventures and collaborated with leading companies like OSRAM for prototype development.

Invited Talks and Conferences🗣️

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Abdi-Jalebi has delivered keynote addresses and invited talks at prestigious conferences and institutions worldwide, including the Indian Institute of Technology, University of Warwick, and Wake Forest University.

Dr. Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi continues to inspire the scientific community with his innovative research and dedication to advancing sustainable energy technologies. His contributions are shaping the future of energy production, storage, and utilization, making a lasting impact on the field and beyond.

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