Meet Jesús Capistrán, a committed researcher on the development of thin-film solar cells. He holds a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from the distinguished Institute for Renewable Energy-UNAM. On Twitter, you can find him under the username @capis. He shares updates on the progress of thin-film solar cell development, along with news on postdoc job openings and international conferences. When he’s not working, Jesús enjoys reading, cycling, and programming in Python. He’s a big advocate of open-source software.

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Selected Experience

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sciences BUAP (ICUAP), 2021 – 2022.

  • Project: Desarrollo de celdas solares de heterounión tipo sustrato utilizando calcogenuros de antimonio-plata mediante baño químico.
  • Advisor: Dr. Roman Romano

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physics BUAP (IFUAP), 2019 – 2020.

  • 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

Researcher at Mexican Center for Solar Innovation (CEMIE-SOL P.35) 2017 – 2019.

  • Project: Development of thin-film solar cells with novel materials
  • Leader: Dr. Karunakaran Nair (P.K Nair)

Selected Publications

  • 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 films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 867, 159156 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.159156
  • 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.

Education & professional training 

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

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

B. Eng. Electromechanical, Zacatepec Institute of Technology, 2009. 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