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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr. Mohd Khairunaz Mat Desa

Infografik Mohd Khairunaz Mat Desa 2024
Last Updated on 05.02.2024

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Loughborough University of Technology (UK)


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Researcher ID : D-6102-2016
ORCID : 0000-0002-3903-1133
Scopus ID : 57188560302
GoogleScholar ID : PQ5RPnIAAAAJ
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“Interested to pursue Master and PhD study in renewable energy and related fields, do contact me”

Last Updated on 20.06.2023


* Solar Photovoltaics (Silicon Technology, Applications and Photovoltaic Thermal)
* Renewable Energy (Wind, Biomass, Hydropower and Energy Policy)
* Power Electronics Converters

Research Interest

* Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
* Energy Policy and Management


Selected Publications

Journals Publications
1) “Back Contact Solar Cell Configuration: Pathway Toward Higher Efficiency” M. K. Mat Desa1,2, S. Sapeai1, A.W. Azhari1,3, K. Sopian1, M. Y. Sulaiman1, N. Amin1 and S. H. Zaidi1, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review Journal, 2016.

2) “Optimization of silver-assisted nano-pillar etching process in silicon”Ayu Wazira Azhari, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Mohd Khairunaz Mat Desa, Saleem H Zaidi, Applied Surface Science, 2015.

3)  “Optimization of p-type Screen Printed Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell with Aluminum Back Surface Field” Mohd K. Mat Desa1,2, Mohd Y. Sulaiman1, Kamaruzzaman Sopian1, Suhaila Sepeai1, Ayu Wazira Azhari1,3 and Saleem H. Zaidi1International Journal of Engineering   and Technology, 2014.

4) “Design Optimization of Bifacial Solar Cell by PC1D Simulation”, Suhaila Sepeai, Saleem H.Zaidi, M.K.M. Desa, M.Y. Sulaiman, N.A. Ludin, Mohd Adib Ibrahim, K. Sopian, Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy 3(5): 1-11, 2013.

5) Nadia Al-rousan, Nor Ashidi Bin Mat Isa, Mohd Khairunaz Bin Mat Desa, 2018, Advances in solar photovoltaic tracking systems: A review, Elsevier Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 82, No. 3:, 2548-2569 (Impact Factor : 8.05).

1) “Performance of Silicon Solar Cell of various texturing methods”, M. K. Mat Desa, K. Sopian, M. Y. Sulaiman, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies, 2010.

2) “An Investigation of Front Surface Field, Emitter and Base Doping Concentration on p-type Screen Printed Back Contact Solar Cells”, M. K. MAT DESA, S. A. SHAHAHMADI, SUHAILA SEPEAI, K. SOPIAN, M.Y.SULAIMAN and SALEEM H. ZAIDI, International Conferences on Renewable Energy Sources, 2011.

3) “Investigation of XeF2 Dry Etching for Contact Isolation of Screen Printed IBC Solar Cell”, M. Khairunaz1, 2, Salim Zaidi1, K. Sopian1, Suhaila Sapeai1, Azhari A. W.1, 3 , IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Florida, 2013.

4) “Simplified Fabrication of Screen Printed Interdigitated Back Contact Solar Cell Based on Wet Etching Process”, M. Khairunaz1, 2, Salim   Zaidi1, K. Sopian1, Suhaila Sapeai1, Azhari A. W.1, 3 WESAS International Conferences on Renewable Energy Sources, 2013.

5) Suhaila Sepeai, Saleem H. Zaidi, M.Y.Sulaiman, K.Sopian, M.Khairunaz and A.W.Azhari. 2013. Numerical Analysis of    Bifacial Solar Cell using PC1D Software. Proceedings of 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, June 16-21, Florida, accepted.

6) Suhaila Sepeai, Saleem H.Zaidi, S.L.Cheow, M.Y.Sulaiman, K.Sopian, A.W.Azhari, N.A Ludin and M.Khairunaz. Evaluation of Surface Photovoltage (SPV) in Al-Back Surface Fields Bifacial Solar Cell. 2013. Proceedings of 7th WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources 2013, Latest Trends in Renewable Energy and Environmental Informatics, pp. 81-83.

7) Synthesis and characterization of self assembly, high aspect ratio nm- scale columnar silicon structure, Azhari A.W., Goh, Suhaila Sepeai, M.K. Mat Desa, IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Florida.

8) Suhaila Sepeai; Saleem H. Zaidi; M.Y. Sulaiman; K. Sopian; M.A. Ibrahim; M.K.M. Desa; M.D. Norizam, Detailed analysis of shallow and heavily doped emitter for Al-BSF bifacial solar cells, Advanced Materials Research. 2014;896:459-463.

9) An Economic Analysis for Grid Connected Residential Photovoltaic System in Malaysia,02/10/2017 - 05/10/2017,International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Power System 2017 (ICHVEPS 2017),Bali, Indonesia(International).

10) Investigation of NaOH wet etching process for Emitter isolation in Interdigitated Back Contact solar cell fabrication.,08/05/2017 - 09/05/2017,International conference on electrical and electronic engineering 2017 (ICE3-2017),Langkawi, Malaysia(International).

11) Optimal Placement of TCSC in Transmission Network using Sensitivity Based Method for Multiobjective Optimization,30/10/2017 - 31/10/2017,IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON 2017),Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(International).

12) Design and Simulation of SPWM and SVPWM based on Two Level Three Phase Voltage Source Inverter, VSI for Grid – Connected PV System,14/08/2018 - 15/08/2018, RoVISP2018-0093,Wembley St-Giles Hotel, Penang, Malaysia(International).

13) Study of Electronic Energy Meter Performance Under Harmonics Current Condition,14/08/2018 - 15/08/2018, RoVISP2018-0085,Wembley St-Giles Hotel, Penang, Malaysia(International).

14) Switching Circuit and Drive for Cascaded Multilevel Inverter ,14/08/2018 - 15/08/2018, RoVISP2018-0101,Wembley St-Giles Hotel, Penang, Malaysia(International).

15) Optimization of Emitter Concentration on Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) Solar Cell Model By SILVACO Software,08/05/2018 - 09/05/2018,2nd Malaysia University-Industry Green Building Collaboration Symposium (MU-IGBC 2018),Puri Pujangga, UKM Bangi(National).