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Celline Awino

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kakamega General field of specialization: Physics
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Physics
2011 Master Physics
2003 Undergraduate Physics
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Preparation of perovskite thin films by spin coating technique in a glovebox. -Characterization of perovskite films (analysis by XRD, UV-VIS spectroscopy, SPV spectroscopy, PDS and SEM. Preparation of perovskite solar cells

Research Keywords: 
surface photovoltage spectroscopy
Perovskite solar cells

Publications resulting from Research: 

i. Thomas Dittrich, Celline Awino, Pongthep Prajongtat, Bernd Rech, and Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner, Temperature dependence of the band gap of CH3NH3PbI3 stabilized with PMMA: A modulated surface photovoltage study. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 23968−23972.
ii. Lukas Kegelmann, Christian M. Wolff, Celline Awino Omondi, Felix Lang, Eva Lisa Unger, Lars Korte, Thomas Dittrich, Dieter Neher, Bernd Rech, and Steve Albrech. It takes two to tango – double-layer selective contacts in perovskite solar cells for improved device performance and reduced hysteresis. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (20), pp 17245–17255.
iii. Celline Awino, Thomas Dittrich, Lukas Kegelmann, Steve Albrecht. Effects of light soaking on the transport length of CH3NH3PbI3, 2018, to be submitted.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Assistant lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of science and Technology Member of academic programme committee for certificates, Diploma and BSC. Programmes Academic advisor to year one BSC. Physics students Member of external linkages and funding proposal committee Researcher in the area of renewable energy with special focus on photovoltaics research on perovskite as a promising material for photovoltaics.

Workshop and Conference Attended

19-24 March 2017 Dresden Germany. DPG Spring meeting;
may 2017 Strasbourg, France European material research society (EMRS 2017 spring meeting):Characterization of lead halide perovskites.
2017 Amsterdam (Netherland) Conference on visual poster presentation at EU PVSEC 2017 (33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition)
11 September – 16 September 2016 Hirschegg , Kleinwalsertal (Austria) 6th Joint Workshop-Seminar of Forschungszentrum Jülich IEK5-Photovoltaik and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Dept.of Silizium-Photovoltaik (EE-IS), PVcomB, NSIP
2015 Falera Switzerland International summer University (ISU energy)

Presentation given

Modulated Surface Photovoltage (SPV) Spectroscopy of CH3NH3Pb(I,Br)3
Hirschegg , Kleinwalsertal (Austria)
Event: PhD workshop
may 2017
Characterization of lead halide perovskites: Poster presentation
Strasbourg, France
Event: New materials in photovoltaics