Rusoma Akilimali

Akilimali Rusoma

Tel.: +1 (514) 228-6995
Fax: +1 (450) 929-8102
Rusoma.akilimali@emt.inrs.ca

 

Many alternative energy production technologies are tackling the issue of low environment impact. The steadily growing research in photovoltaic solar cells promise to hold a greater role in the industry since its cost of production is decreasing.

 

My research is focused on the elaboration of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells composed of conjugated polymers and carbon nanomaterials such as graphene and carbon nanotube. The enhancement of overall photoconversion efficiency through addition of various functionalized and doped carbon nanomaterials is central to the study.

In order to develop well designed nanocomposites capable of improving the photovoltaic properties, a solution based techniques is used for the OPV fabrication. Thereafter, characterization techniques are used to investigate the morphological and chemical features of the layers.

Born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaïre. I grew up in culturally different countries such as Austria, France and Japan.

Master in Material Science from the Université de Strasbourg
Bachelor in Physics from the Université de Strasbourg