We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Observing an in-lab fabricated solar cell device

Principal Investigator

Makhsud Saidaminov is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and ECE at the University of Victoria since January 2020. Prior to this, he was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto (2017-2019), a Visiting Scholar at MIT (April-July 2018), a Postdoctoral Fellow at KAUST (2014-2016). He received his Ph.D. from Moscow State University (2013). Makhsud authored 70+ publications in peer-reviewed journals, cited 5,000+ times with h-index of 31 (Google Scholar). Makhsud enjoys spending time with his family and cooking ‘pilaf’.

Current members

Vishal Yeddu, PhD Student
Vishal received his B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology(BHU), Varanasi, India (2015) and his M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, U.S.A. (2019). During his master’s, he worked on perovskite and organic optoelectronic devices for near-infrared detection. Vishal will start his Ph.D. in Chemistry in Fall 2020.
Muhammad Awais Malik, PhD Student
Awais received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan (2015) and his M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Engineering from University of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea (2020). During his master’s, he worked on flexible CIGS thin film solar cells. He currently has interest in CIGS-Perovskite tandem solar cels.

Emma Dennis
Undergraduate student @UVic
Erin Moloney
Undergraduate student in Chemistry at UVic

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