Farzaneh Ahangarani Farahani


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latest update: 05/08/2020
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Personal Information:
- Full Name: Farzaneh Ahangarani Farahani
- Born: 1990
- Gender: Female
- Residence: Arak, Iran
- Email: ahangarani_f_1990@yahoo.com
- Nationality: Iranian


Education:
- M.D. of solid state physics (2013-2015), Arak University, Arak, Iran
Thesis Title: Fabrication and improve performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on nanocrystals of CdSe
Supervisor: Dr. Maziar Marandi
- B.D. of Physics (2008-2012), Arak University, Arak, Iran


Research Interest:
- Nanoscience
- Photovoltaic Devices
- Synthesis of Nanocrystals and Nanostructures
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Photometry observation


Journal and Conference Publications:
A) Paper:
- Marandi, M., Farahani, F.A. and Davoudi, M., 2017. Fabrication of submicron/micron size cavities included TiO2 photoelectrodes and optimization of light scattering to improve the photovoltaic performance of CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 799, pp.167-174.
- Marandi, M., Rahmani, E. and Farahani, F.A., 2017. Optimization of the photoanode of CdS quantum dot-sensitized solar cells using light-scattering TiO2 hollow spheres. Journal of Electronic Materials, 46(12), pp.6769-6783.
- Marandi, M.; Torabi, N.; Ahangarani, F. F. Facile fabrication of well-performing CdS/CdSe quantum dot sensitized solar cells through a fast and effective formation of the CdSe nanocrystalline layer. Solar Energy, submitted (under review).
- Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M., 2017. Co-sensitization of quantum dot sensitized solar cells composed of TiO2 nanocrystalline photoanode with CdS and PbS nanoparticles and effect of PbS on the performance of solar cells. Iranian Journal of Physics Research, 17(3), pp.499-507.
- Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M., 2018. Investigation about the Effect of Hydrothermally TiO2 Nanocrystal Layer Diameter on Performance of CdS Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell. Nanoscale, 5 (3) pp.287-294.


B) Book:
Green Processes for Nanotechnology (translate to Persian)


C) Conference
- Fabrication of CdS/CdSe/ZnS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes.
Ahangarani Farahani, F., Rahmani, E. and Marandi, M. (Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC93) conferenc-2014- Sharif University, Tehran, Iran).
- Fabrication of CdS/CdSe/ZnS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes.
Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M. (12th condensed matter conference -2014-Esfahan, Iran).
- Fabrication of PbS/CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on the use of TiO2 nanoparticles prepared by hydrothermal method and comparison of its performance with similar cells based on TiO2-P25 nanoparticles.
Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M. (Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC94) conferenc-2015- Sharif University, Tehran, Iran).
- Fabrication and comparison of CdS and PbS/CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes.
Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M. (annual physics conference of Iran-2015-Mashhad, Iran).
- Increased 60 percent Efficiency of CdS sensitized nanostructured solar cells with CdSe nanocrystals; effect of the CdSe growth time on the efficiency.
Ahangarani Farahani, F. and Marandi, M. (annual physics conference of Iran-2016-Shiraz, Iran).
- Enhancement in power conversion efficiency of quantum dot sensitized solar cells through a decrease in light reflection based on MgF2 anti-reflection layer.
Ahangarani Farahani, F., Sameni and M., Rezaee, M. (second national conference of major infrastructure of electrical engineering, energy and nanotechnology-2018-Tehran, Iran).


Lecture and poster:
- Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC93) conference
Poster: Fabrication of CdS/CdSe/ZnS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes
Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (November 2014).
- 12th condensed matter conference
Poster: Fabrication of CdS/CdSe/ZnS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes
Isfahan University of technology, Isfahan, Iran (January 2014).
- Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC94) conference
Poster: Fabrication of PbS/CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on the use of TiO2 nanoparticles prepared by hydrothermal method and comparison of its performance with similar cells based on TiO2-P25 nanoparticles.
Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (November 2015).
- Annual physics conference of Iran
Poster: Fabrication and comparison of CdS and PbS/CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells based on hydrothermally growth TiO2 nanoparticles as photoanodes
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (August 2015).
- Annual physics conference of Iran
Lecture: Increased 60 percent Efficiency of CdS sensitized nanostructured solar cells with CdSe nanocrystals; effect of the CdSe growth time on the efficiency.
Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (August 2016).
- Second national conference of major infrastructure of electrical engineering, energy and nanotechnology
Lecture: Enhancement in power conversion efficiency of quantum dot sensitized solar cells through a decrease in light reflection based on MgF2 anti-reflection layer.
Tehran University, Tehran, Iran (April 2018).
- Workshop on Construction of a photovoltaic power plant in an orbit of 36,000 km.
Lecture: Thin films deposition methods
Science & Astronomy Center of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (October 2018).


Conference and Workshop Participations:
- Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC93) conference, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (November 2014).
- 12th condensed matter conference, Isfahan University of technology, Isfahan, Iran (January 2014).
- Nano Structured Solar Cells (NSSC94) conference, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (November 2015).
- Annual physics conference of Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (August 2015).
- Annual physics conference of Iran, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (August 2016).
- Second national conference of major infrastructure of electrical engineering, energy and nanotechnology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran (April 2018).
- Workshop on Construction of a photovoltaic power plant in an orbit of 36,000 km, Science & Astronomy Center of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (October 2018).


Responsibilities:
- Manager of SAMA observatory-Arak (2019-present)
- IOTA/ME assistant researcher (2020-present)


Computer and programming skills:
- Python (Familiar)
- Fortran (Familiar)
- Starry Night
- Stellarium
- Photoshop & Corel
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Language Skills:
- Persian (Mother tongue)
- English (Good)


References:
- Dr. Maziar Marandi, solid state physics Associate Professor, Arak University, Arak, Iran
E-Mail: m-marandi@araku.ac.ir

- Dr. Mehdi Sameni, Physics Assistant Professor, Payame Noor University, Arak, Iran
E-Mail: star.observatory@gmail.com