Mrs. Mousumi is awarded as one of the best 5 speakers in the silicon for photovoltaics symposium at the MRS Fall 2020 Meeting.
She is a graduate student working in Dr. Kristopher Davis’s research group. This year she has been awarded as one of the best five presenters in the silicon for photovoltaics symposium at the 2020 MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit. The award has been given to the five most interesting, non-invited talks in the oral presentation session in silicon for photovoltaics symposium.
Mrs. Mousumi is currently working on the development of carrier selective contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells. In one of the projects, the team is working on incorporating an industrially applicable fabrication technique named “atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition” to fabricate and optimize a tunnel oxide passivated phosphorus-doped polycrystalline silicon contact as an electron selective contact for crystalline silicon solar cells. Her presentation was on how the fabrication process parameters like deposition temperature, different post-deposition treatments affect the surface passivation quality and carrier selectivity of the contact.
“It was nice to attend the MRS meeting this year since I got to see some great talks related to the recent developments in silicon photovoltaics. This award really inspires me to continue my research further and it is great to know that it has a great interest in the photovoltaic community.” – Mrs. Mousumi.