Dr Mohammad Khairul Zarifi Haji Masri

zarifi.masri@ubd.edu.bn

Lecturer, Faculty of Science

               

          

Dr Mohammad Khairul Zarifi bin Haji Awang Masri is a lecturer in the Physical and Geological Sciences Programme with a specialization in Physics. He obtained a BSc. degree in Physics at the University of Nottingham in 2004 and a MSc. degree in Materials Physics and Applications at Loughborough University in 2006. For his Masters project, he investigated the high strain rate deformation behaviour of Nickel-Titanium shape memory alloys. He received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Ifor Samuel. His PhD focused on exciton dynamics in organic semiconductors where he examined exciton diffusion and exciton-exciton annihilation in organic semiconductor materials important for organic solar cells using mainly ultrafast laser spectroscopy. Zarifi currently has wide-ranging interests in the field of organic semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. More specifically, he is interested in the study of exciton diffusion and photophysics for enhancing organic solar cell device performance.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Organic Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications
Organic Solar Cells - Exciton Diffusion and Photophysics
Fluorescence Sensing
Shape Memory Alloys

FUTURE PROJECTS

Development of high efficiency organic solar cells

Power conversion efficiencies of solution-processed organic solar cells have recently exceeded 14% through the development of novel high-performance organic materials. Further improvements in performance can be achieved with a better understanding of the factors that limit organic solar cell efficiency. This project aims to identify the structure-property relationships that govern organic solar cell performance and gain detailed insights into the approaches for optimizing the structural, morphological, optical and electronic properties of the organic materials.


Applications Invited
MSc or PhD
3

Scopus Publications

139

Google Scholar Citations

2

Google Scholar h-index

2

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Masri Z, Ruseckas A, Emelianova EV, Wang L, Bansal AK, Matheson A, et al. Molecular Weight Dependence of Exciton Diffusion in Poly(3-hexylthiophene). Advanced Energy Materials. 2013;3(11):1445-53.
Lin JDA, Mikhnenko OV, Chen J, Masri Z, Ruseckas A, Mikhailovsky A, et al. Systematic study of exciton diffusion length in organic semiconductors by six experimental methods. Materials Horizons. 2014;1(2):280-5.
Yuan-Fong Chou Chau, Chung Tin Chou Chao, Hung Ji Huang, Ya-Chih Wang, Hai-Pang Chiang, Muhammad Nur Syafi'ie Md Idris, Zarifi Masri, Chee Ming Lim. Strong and tunable plasmonic field coupling and enhancement generating from the protruded metal nanorods and dielectric cores. Results in Physics, 2019, Volume 13, 102290.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Masri Z, Ruseckas A, Emelianova EV, Wang L, Bansal AK, Matheson A, et al. Molecular Weight Dependence of Exciton Diffusion in Poly(3-hexylthiophene). Advanced Energy Materials. 2013;3(11):1445-53.
Lin JDA, Mikhnenko OV, Chen J, Masri Z, Ruseckas A, Mikhailovsky A, et al. Systematic study of exciton diffusion length in organic semiconductors by six experimental methods. Materials Horizons. 2014;1(2):280-5.
Yuan-Fong Chou Chau, Chung Tin Chou Chao, Hung Ji Huang, Ya-Chih Wang, Hai-Pang Chiang, Muhammad Nur Syafi'ie Md Idris, Zarifi Masri, Chee Ming Lim. Strong and tunable plasmonic field coupling and enhancement generating from the protruded metal nanorods and dielectric cores. Results in Physics, 2019, Volume 13, 102290.

GRANT DETAILS

Grant type: URG, Grant Number: RG 333, Project Title: Explicating the role of molecular design in controlling exciton dynamics in organic semiconductor materials for solar cell applications, Role: PI, Start Date: 01/01/2016, End Date: 01/07/2019
Grant type: FIC, Grant Number: 019, Project Title: Organic and inorganic nanomaterials for optoelectronic devices, Role: Co-PI, Start Date: 01/10/2018, End Date: 30/09/2020

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Collaborating with University of St Andrews, UK