Dr. Jesús Capistrán, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

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2021 – 2022: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sciences BUAP (ICUAP), Desarrollo de celdas solares de heterounión tipo sustrato utilizando calcogenuros de antimonio-plata mediante baño químico

2020 – 2021: Covid-19 Lockdown – This year all the labs where closed and research funds were limited then the science journey was focused on the publication of past work.

Paper: J. Capistrán-Martínez, M.T.S. Nair, P.K. Nair, Silver Antimony Sulfide Selenide Thin‐Film Solar Cells via Chemical Deposition, Phys. Status Solidi A. 218 (2021) 2100058. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssa.202100058.

2019 – 2020: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physics BUAP (IFUAP), Project: Desarrollo de calcogenuros de metales de película delgada y estudio de propiedades físicas de heterouniones mediante software SCAPS-1D para el diseño de celdas solares.

  • Advisor: Dra. Mou Pal
  • Paper: J. Capistrán-Martínez, D. Loeza-Díaz, D. Mora-Herrera, F. Pérez-Rodríguez, Mou Pal. Theoretical evaluation of emerging Cd-free Cu3BiS3 based solar cells using experimental data of chemically deposited Cu3BiS3 thin filmsJournal of Alloys and CompoundsVol. 867, 159156 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.159156

2017 – 2019: Researcher at Mexican Center for Solar Innovation (CEMIE-SOL P35) Project: Development of thin-film solar cells with novel materials

Leader: P.K. Nair (Dr. Karunakaran Nair Padmanabhan Pankajakshy)

  • Working on innovation to promote innovative products with technical and scientific background: Thin film coatings for solar control radiation and photovoltaic technology.
  • Co-founder of the “Solar semiconductors Morelos” spin-off at the Institute of Renewable Energy of UNAM. Early-stage: Development of solar coating prototypes.
  • During the P35 project between IER-UNAM, UANL, and CINVESTAV-SALTILLO, we successfully manage deliveries during the last 3 stages asked by CONACYT-SENER Energetic Sustainability and CEMIE-Sol.

Education & professional training 

2013 – 2017: Ph.D. in Energy Engineering, Institute for Renewable Energy-UNAM, Morelos, México Dissertation: “Thin-film solar cells of Ag-Sb-S” (Spanish) (Download PDF)

2010 – 2013: Master in Energy Engineering, Energy Research Center – UNAM, Morelos, México. Dissertation: “Antimony Sulfide Thin Film Solar Cells” (Spanish)

2004 – 2009: B. Eng. Electromechanical, Zacatepec Institute of Technology, Morelos, México. Technical Report: “Development, instrumentation, and evaluation of integral photothermal solar collector module and solar radiation controller” (Spanish)


2014: Award for the outstanding contribution to Symposium E “Earth-Abundant Inorganic Solar  Energy Conversion,” San Francisco, MRS-2014 Spring Meeting and Exhibit

2012:  Best oral session in the 11º CIE-UNAM Student Congress. Temixco Morelos, México