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Dr. Mohamed Yassine ZAKI

Assistant Researcher

Laboratory of Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials

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Dr. Mohamed Yassine ZAKI, Assistant researcher (since 2021), born in 1989, graduated the Faculty of Sciences – Specialization Metallurgy: Surface and Industrial Water Treatment at University of Ibn Tofail (UIT) (2012), Kenitra, Morocco, has a MSc degree in Functional Materials at University of Cadi Ayyad (UCA) (2015), Marrakech, Morocco, and a PhD degree in Physics and Applications obtained at University of Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco (2020). Work experience: National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) (2021 – to date); Eugen Ionescu doctoral scholarship (2019) at NIMP, financed by Agence Universitaire de Francophonie (AUF); Electrochemistry Practical Works Assistant (2018) – Faculty of Sciences (UIT), Kenitra, Morocco. Main areas of interest/expertise: materials characterization (ellipsometry, XRD, conventional UV-Vis, SEM-EDS, infrared spectroscopy, mechanical testing); preparation of chalcogenide semiconductor thin films by physical and chemical deposition methods (magnetron sputtering, electrodeposition). Publications (last updated November 2022): 11 articles published in Web of Science® (WoS) journals with impact factor (e.g. Sci. Rep., Appl. Surf. Sci. ACS Omega. Opt. Mater.; J. Alloy. Compd.; Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process.) Hirsch index (WoS): 5; Citations (without self-citations): 60. Coordinated projects: Post-Doctoral National Project (PD 41/2022) - Improving the efficiency of CZTSSe-based solar cells by CdS replacement and layer engineering (Project leader). Professional profile web-links: Brainmap: https://www.brainmap.ro/mohamed-yassine-zaki; ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8606-1140; WoS ResearcherID: https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/record/GZG-1856-2022.

Projects

1. Efficiency enhancement of thin films solar cells via CdS replacement and CZTSSe layer engineering (EECSC-23)

Project Type: PD, Start Date: 2022-04-01 End Date: 2024-03-31

Publications

1. ZnS stacking order influence on the formation of Zn-poor and Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 phase
Authors: Zaki, MY; El Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Azmi, S; Rusu, MI; Grigorescu, CEA; Briche, S; Boutamart, M; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Secu, M; Pintilie, L; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 33, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-022-08160-6

2. ZnS stacking order influence on the formation of Zn-poor and Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 phase
Authors: Zaki, MY; El Khouja, O; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Azmi, S; Rusu, MI; Grigorescu, CEA; Briche, S; Boutamart, M; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Secu, M; Pintilie, L; Galca, AC

Published: APR 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-022-08160-6

3. A Two-Step Magnetron Sputtering Approach for the Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 Films from Cu2SnS3\ZnS Stacks
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Stavarache, I; Bocirnea, AE; Mihai, C; Velea, A; Galca, AC

Published: JUN 2022, ACS OMEGA, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c02475

4. Effect of the stacking order, annealing temperature and atmosphere on crystal phase and optical properties of Cu2SnS3
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Mihai, C; Velea, A; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 13 2022, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12, 7958, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-12045-3

5. Enhanced photoelectrochemical activity of WO3-decorated native titania films by mild laser treatment
Authors: Spataru, T; Mihai, MA; Preda, L; Marcu, M; Radu, MM; Becherescu, ND; Velea, A; Zaki, MY; Udrea, R; Satulu, V; Spataru, N

Published: SEP 15 2022, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 596, 153682, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2022.153682

6. Structural, morphological and optical properties of Cu-Fe-Sn-S thin films prepared by electrodeposition at fixed applied potential
Authors: El Khouja, O; Galca, AC; Nouneh, K; Zaki, MY; Touhami, ME; Taibi, M; Matei, E; Negrila, CC; Enculescu, M; Pintilie, L

Published: MAR 1 2021, THIN SOLID FILMS, 721, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2021.138547

7. Synthesis and Characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films Obtained by Combined Magnetron Sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Buruiana, AT; Simandan, ID; Becherescu, N; Galca, AC; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: SEP 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11092403

8. Secondary phases and their influence on optical and electrical properties of electrodeposited Cu2FeSnS4 films
Authors: El Khouja, O; Galca, AC; Zaki, MY; Talbi, A; Ahmoum, H; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Taibi, M; Matei, E; Enculescu, M; Pintilie, L

Published: NOV 2021, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 127, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-021-05038-y

9. Towards phase pure kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers growth via single step free sulfurization electrodeposition under a fix applied potential on Mo substrate
Authors: Azmi, S; Moujib, A; Layachi, OA; Matei, E; Galca, AC; Zaki, MY; Secu, M; Rusu, MI; Grigorescu, CEA; Khoumri, EM

Published: NOV 25 2020, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 842, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155821

10. Influence of boric acid concentration on the properties of electrodeposited CZTS absorber layers
Authors: Zaki, MY; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Matei, E; Badica, P; Burdusel, M; Negrila, CC; Baibarac, M; Pintilie, L; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 2020, PHYSICA SCRIPTA, 95, DOI: 10.1088/1402-4896/ab6afd

11. Effect of mixing complexing agents on the properties of electrodeposited CZTS thin films
Authors: Zaki, MY; Nouneh, K; Touhami, ME; Belakhmima, RA; Galca, AC; Pintilie, L; Enculescu, M; Baibarac, M; Taibi, M

Published: SEP 2018, OPTICAL MATERIALS, 83, 256, DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2018.06.030

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