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 Farhana Akter

Farhana Akter

Research student, School of Physics and Astronomy


FARHANA AKTER is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh where she obtained her BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She completed her MSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom and currently a first year PhD student of Dr Bo Hou under the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University.


Research interests

Current research interest:

The focus of my current research is on analysing and developing Perovskite combined with colloidal QDs by novel 'lattice anchored" hybrid materials. The logic behind this is that the lattice matching between the two materials will be able to provide a stability exceeding that of the constituents. The prediction regarding lattice-anchored QDs: Perovskite solid is that the improvement of carrier mobility and a doubling in charge carrier generation will be enabled due to a reduced energy barrier for carrier transport and a better spectral match to the solar spectrum will also able to be achieved.

Previous research interest:

MSc project: Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Modelling- Merit awarded

I have always been passionate about solar energy and its related sectors and my MSc dissertation also involved the analysis of solar PV and for this project I successfully achieved the aim of the project to design, develop, test and analysis of a solar PV and the performance test of it in different weather conditions after substantial study and investigation on solar energy and related sectors.

BSc project: RFID-Based Security Control System- Distinction awarded

Developed a RFID-based security control system aimed at maximising door security for people with authenticated credentials.


Lattice Anchoring Mediated Colloidal Quantum Dot Passivated Perovskite Superlattice Toward High Ambient Tolerance Multiple-Junction Solar Cells

Using Lattice Anchored Quantum Dots/ Perovskite crystals for exploring the multiple photon absorption process towards high performance concentration PVs.


Bo Hou

Dr Bo Hou

Senior Lecturer
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Wolfgang Langbein

Professor Wolfgang Langbein

Head of Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

Gao Min

Professor Gao Min