Jamil Elias was born in 1981. He graduated with honors from the University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, and obtained two M.S. degrees, one in electrochemical processes and the other in processes and environmental engineering, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2008, he completed his Ph.D. degree in chemistry and material science at the Institut De Chimie Et Des Materiaux Paris-Est (ICMPE), CNRS, University of Paris XII, France. The focus of his thesis was on the electrodeposition of semiconductors and their application in extremely thin absorber solar cells, under supervision of Professor Lévy-Clément. During his Ph.D. studies, he has been a visitor student in the group of Professor Bisquert at the Department of Physics of the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, researching on the carrier density of semiconductors by means of impedance spectroscopy. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Elias was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Nanostructures led by Dr. Michler, in The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). During that time, he conducted studies upon the mechanism of nucleation and growth of electrodeposited metallic and semiconducting nanostructures. Furthermore, their physical, chemical, and structural properties were investigated in respect to their application in solar cells, transparent and nontransparent conductive coatings, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), wettability, and gas sensing. Since 2010, Dr. Elias has been working as a Senior Research Scientist at EMPA. In 2011, he was awarded by the International Society of Electrochemistry the Hans-Jürgen Engell Prize based on his accomplishments in the electrodeposition and surface treatment fields.
Biography Updated on 19 March 2012