Celline AwinoCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kakamega General field of specialization: Physics
Degrees2018 Doctorate Physics2011 Master Physics2003 Undergraduate Physics
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
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 professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingHigher Education StudyAssistant 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 Attended19-24 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, NSIP2015 Falera Switzerland International summer University (ISU energy)
Presentation given2016Modulated Surface Photovoltage (SPV) Spectroscopy of CH3NH3Pb(I,Br)3Hirschegg , Kleinwalsertal (Austria)Event: PhD workshopmay 2017Characterization of lead halide perovskites: Poster presentationStrasbourg, FranceEvent: New materials in photovoltaics