Falah Sadik Hasoon

Prof. Falah Hasoon is a former senior scientist at NREL and a research professor at Colorado School of Mines. For more than 25 years, Dr. Hasoon has actively researched material growth and characterization of photovoltaic materials and device processing. He has a master’s degree in physics from the University of Bath and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Salford. He is an author and co-author of more than 120 scientific research publications and is a co-inventor of four U.S. patents. Dr. Hasoon’s knowledge covers a wide range of material growth techniques such as the vertical Bridgeman method, the iodine vapor transport technique, the solution growth method, physical vapor deposition, and closed space sublimation.

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His interests include design and fabrication of growth and characterization research tools. His current primary research interest includes (but not limited to) the growth and characterization of Cadmium telluride, Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide, Silicon thin-film based photovoltaic materials and devices; on flexible and rigid material with superstrate and substrate configurations. In addition to the design of Roll-to-Roll three stage evaporation system with additional stationary and dynamic mechanisms for thin film growth. Currently, Professor Falah Hasoon is still supervising - as an independent senior consultant - the completion of the inauguration work of the integrated project for preparing solar cells at the applied laboratories of the National Energy and Water Research Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Material growth and characterization of photovoltaic materials and device processing