Oras A. S. Al-Ani
Oras A. Al-Ani received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Laser and Optoelectronic Engineering from Al-Nahreen University, Iraq, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Mrs Al-Ani was working as a Lecturer at the College of Electrical and Electronic Techniques Engineering, Baghdad, Iraq, since 2005. She is currently studying towards the Ph.D. degree within the Emerging Technologies and Material (ETM) group, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Oras’ research focuses on computational and theoretical analysis of the point and extended defects in multicrystalline silicon and their impact on photovoltaic devices. She is officially represented Newcastle University students at the NUS National Conference (19-21 April 2016 in Brighton) as elected self-defining woman delegate. Oras is a student member of IEEE, member of IET and Al-Kindi Society for Engineers; and awarded several awards for the best paper and presentation. Oras served as the Event Coordinator for the Annual Research Conference (ARC2016) at Newcastle University and she currently acts as the School Representative of research student’s in Newcastle University. In addition, she is recently appointed as a committee member of The International Conference on Applied Engineering, Newcastle University and the Student Ambassador for Materials Congress 2016.
• State-of-art mc-Si solar cells • First principle analysis of gettering of transition metals by extended defects • Defect engineering • Solar cell device simulation