Dr Md Anower Hossain is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the UNSW Sydney, who has experience in experimental photovoltaics and computational materials science. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2013. His doctoral thesis focused on the synthesis of materials for photovoltaic applications and their characterisations. He then worked on nonvacuum approaches-based CIGS thin film and perovskite solar cells at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University College London in the UK. Before, starting the new position at UNSW Sydney, he worked in the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute of Qatar Foundation where he focused on 2D materials for photovoltaics and analysed defects of transition metal oxides (TMOs) using the Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations.

In August 2018, he joined the group of A/Prof. Bram Hoex to develop carrier-selective passivation TMOs contacts for silicon solar cells using the atomistic (DFT) calculations and atomic layer deposition (ALD). His research areas include DFT calculations, photovoltaics and energy storage.