Sebastian Husein develops programs and builds (public + private) consortia for energy-related topics. He works within the Twente Centre for Advanced Battery Tech, supporting three research pillars: 1) advanced manufacturing (engineering and digital twin approaches), 2) next generation cells + packs (novel materials science approaches), and 3) efficient packs and systems (power electronics approaches).
Sebastian also works closely with the Centre for Energy Innovation and Strategic Business Development department to enable innovative research in the Solar Centre Twente, the sustainable data centres program, [green] hydrogen, and other topics important for the energy transition. He has expertise in coordinating and leading large, multi-EU-member state funding schemes such as IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) and MSCA (Doctoral Networks - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).
Sebastian earned his Ph.D. in 2020 from Arizona State University with his thesis, "Enhanced Carrier Mobility in Hydrogenated and Amorphous Transparent Conducting Oxides." With his technical background in semiconductors for photovoltaic devices, he links academic vision with industry expertise to effectively position resources for energy transition challenges.
Durmaz, Z., Husein, S. , & Saive, R. (2021). Thin silicon interference solar cells for targeted or broadband wavelength absorption enhancement. Optics express, 29(3), 4324-4337. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.413294
Husein, S., Medvedeva, J.E., Perkins, J.D., & Bertoni, M.I. (2020). The Role of Cation Coordination in the Electrical and Optical Properties of Amorphous Transparent Conducting Oxides. Chemistry of Materials, 32(15), 6444-6455. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01672
Husein, S. Saive, R., Jordan, M., & Bertoni, M.I. (2019). Podcasts: An under-utilized form of science communication. In 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC46) https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980967
Husein, S., Stuckelberger, M., West, B., Ding, L., Dauzou, F., Morales-Masis, M., Duchamp, M., Holman, Z. and Bertoni, M.I. (2018). Carrier scattering mechanisms limiting mobility in hydrogen-doped indium oxide. Journal of Applied Physics, 123(24), p.245102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5033561