Dr Tasmiat Rahman is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2011, with a first-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and then awarded a PhD in 2016, for his work on light trapping nano-structures for silicon photovoltaics. He then joined ECS as a post-doctoral researcher, working on tandem-cells and quantum materials. He was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2018, where he worked on black silicon surfaces for industrial photovoltaics. Tasmiat was appointed as a lecturer for ECS in 2021. He now leads a team of researchers focusing on developing combined solar and energy storage technologies, building their sustainability through integration of IoT networks, and understanding the socio-economic barriers to implementation within developing communities.
Tasmiat has published 17 journal papers and delivered over 20 oral/poster presentations at national and international conferences. His research output is also highlighted by winning the IET Innovation Award in 2019. He is an organising committee member for the international PV-SAT conference and also co-ordinates the annual PV training day for the EPSRC SuperSolar Hub. Tasmiat currently teaches on a broad range of modules within electrical and electronic engineering, as well as supervising PhD and MSc students, and has been recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Zepler Institute - ‘Large-area 2D-MoS2/black-Si heterostructure for next-generation energy storage’, Co-I, 2021
- MECS - ‘E-cooker network for Urban Slums: Benefits and Barriers to implementation’, PI, 2020
- GCRF - ‘Development of sustainable energy among river island communities in Bangladesh’, PI, 2019
- EPSRC - ‘Black Silicon Photovoltaics’, Researcher Co-I, 2018