Name: Kazi Islam
Status at Tulane: Graduate Student, Physics (Materials Track)
Office: 102 Stanley Thomas Hall
Email: kislam [at] tulane.edu
Project: 2-Dimensional Materials, FOCUS
Kazi Islam is from Khulna, Bangladesh. He received BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and MSc in Microsystems Engineering in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He became a member of the Escarra Research Group immediately after joining Tulane in the Fall of 2015. His primary research interest lies in different aspects of photovoltaic solar cells. Currently, he is working on the fabrication and characterization of 2-D materials and exploring the possibilities to utilize them as active layers in solar cells. Also, he is working in the FOCUS project, sponsored by ARPA-E, to develop novel transparent solar cells and modules. Kazi is an optimistic person and apart from research, he enjoys travelling and outdoor activities.
Favorite things about New Orleans: The weather, especially ‘rain’ which is very similar to Bangladesh and of course, the FOOD, CULTURE and the easygoing attitude of the people here.