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Fahhad H Alharbi

associate professor
Sustainable Development
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Fahhad Alharbi obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering with distinction from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and the MS. and BS. degrees from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) with high honors in 2001 and 1997 respectively.

Research Interest

Solar cell materials Solar cell device physics Computational materials screening New concepts for solar energy utilization Simulation of optical and transport behaviours in optoelectronics devices “Orbital free” density functional theory Foundations of density functional theory Meshfree numerical methods Efficient real-space numerical methods for atomistic calculations Spectral methods


  • F Alharbi, JD Bass, A Salhi, and A Alyamani, H-C Kim, and RD Miller "Abundant Non-Toxic Materials for Thin Film Solar Cells: Alternative to Conventional Materials,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 36, pp. 2753-2758, 2011. 2011

  • MI Hossain, A Bousselham, and FH Alharbi, "Optical Concentration Effects on Conversion Efficiency of a Split-Spectrum Solar Cell System," Journal of Physics D, Vol. 47, 075101, 2014. 2014

  • S Rashkeev, F El Mellouhi, S Kais, and FH Alharbi, “Domain Walls Conductivity in Hybrid Organometallic Perovskites and Their Essential Role in CH3NH3PbI3 Solar Cell High Performance,” Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, 11467, 2015. 2015

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