Dr. Umair received his PhD in Photovoltaic Engineering in early 2022 at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). While completing his PhD, he worked on nano-textures based solar cell fabrication, characterization, and stability. His multi-dimensional research was involved: in reactive ion etching (RIE) development, Laser doped selective emitter (LDSE) solar cells fabrication, Investigation of LETID in nano-textures, hydrogenation of radiation damage solar cells, and developing characterization techniques for unique textures. His research was part of a multi-million dollar, industry and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded research project.

He joined Prod. Bram Hoex group in February 2022 as a post-doctoral research fellow and working on solar cells/modules stability. In particular, Dr. Umair is focused on understanding the potential induced degradation (PID) to create faster-testing conditions.