S.S.T. Husein PhD (Sebastian)

Business Development & Strategy Manager, Advanced Battery Center

About Me

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 SkÅ‚odowska-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 enhancementOptics express29(3), 4324-4337. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.413294

Husein, S., Saive, R. , & Saive, R. (2020). 1500% Efficient Solar Power Plants. In 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47) https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300396

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 OxidesChemistry 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 oxideJournal of Applied Physics123(24), p.245102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5033561

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University of Twente
Strategic Business Development
Citadel (building no. 09), room H309
Hallenweg 15
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Strategic Business Development
Citadel  H309
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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