Nacer Badi obtained his B.S. degree in electronics and his M.S. degree in microelectronics. He started his Ph.D. program in materials science and engineering in Algeria and later joined the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center at the University of Houston, Houston, Tex, USA, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in solid state physics in 1996. Badi has more than 15 years of experience in research and development related to renewable energy and energy storage technologies in particular. He has extensive background in modeling and multiphysics coupling simulations. Badi has also expertise in nitride- and oxide-based materials for hybrid microelectronics and optoelectronics devices. He is associated with the Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston as the Head of the Nanoelectronics and Nanoenergetics Group. He currently develops artificial nanodielectrics materials, nanostructured carbon, and nanowires electrodes for advanced energy storage, generation, and conversion solutions. He served as the Director of major projects sponsored by US Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation on capacitors technology programs for advanced power electronic systems. During his past tenure at the University of Houston, Dr. Badi gained substantial experience and knowledge in technology patenting, transfer, and commercialization. Dr. Badi is on the editorial board of a number of journals related to nanoscience and engineering, and he is on the panel reviews of both academia and business proposals. He holds a good number of US patents on energy storage and photovoltaic technologies, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2012