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Dr Asim Mumtaz

Senior Lecturer


Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4764

Research Area: Renewable energy, power electronics, microelectronics and materials

Areas of Expertise: Solar photovoltaics, power semiconductor devices, thin film solar cells, lithium-ion cells



I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology at the University of York. I also serve as the Deputy Director for Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics and am a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Liverpool. The Centre for Doctoral Training provides a highly specialised training programme for doctoral students who conduct leading edge research in the field of solar photovoltaics. I have research interests in wide band gap power semiconductor devices, solar cells (tandems/thin films) and electrodes for lithium-ion cells.

Prior to joining the University of York, I have held academic positions at the University of Liverpool, University of Warwick, and Coventry University. I completed my undergraduate studies from the University of Durham. Following that I completed an MPhil in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics and PhD from University of Cambridge. My PhD was in high voltage microelectronics based on silicon on insulator. After the completion of my PhD, I co-founded a solar micro-inverter company called Enecsys Ltd. This grew after a few rounds of private and venture capital investment. The intellectual property has been acquired by Tesla Inc.



Publications information is available via the York Research Database.


Research interests

Renewable energy, solar photovoltaics, power semiconductor devices, thin film solar cells, lithium-ion cells

Recent Research Projects:

  • 2D Materials for Solar Cells, (Intl and Industrial Engagement Fund), SUPERGEN SuperSolar Hub
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship
  • Vacation Bursary Programme, EPSRC/Univ. of Liverpool
  • Multiscale Solar Scientific Mission, COST EU Coop in Sci & Tec
  • Early Career & Returner Fund, University of Liverpool

PhD Admissions

I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students. Please do contact me to discuss: