Program: Material Science & Engineering
Photovoltaic engineering and energy harvesting group:
Prof. Gougam’s areas of expertise are Photovoltaic device fabrication (mainly Si wafer based), including a number of layer deposition techniques (PECVD, PVD), clean room processes for nanofabrication, semiconductor device physics and electrical characterization of nanostructures (semiconducting and metallic nanowires).
Prior to joining Masdar Institute (in August 2011), he was heading the task force on heterojunction based Si solar cells at imec vzw (Belgium) focusing on Si back contacted cells. Dr Gougam is co-inventor of two pending IP rights in the field of PECVD deposition. He also spearheaded the work of an R&D team of a solar cell company in Canada working on proprietary PECVD system to develop a-Si/c-Si heterojunction solar cells.
MSE 509: Electrical, Optical and magnetic properties of materials (core course of the program).
MSE xxx: High efficiency Si solar cells (in preparation).
Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:
Co supervising Fellow students:
1- Khalid al Askar (University of South Florida, USA)
2- Ibrahim al Mansouri (UNSW-Austalia)