Biography of P. Joseph Sebastian, Centro de Invest. en Energia
P. Joseph Sebastian

NATIONALITY AND BIRTH

Indian, 28 December 1962 in Kerala, India.

 

EDUCATIONAL

B.Sc. PHYSICS

1983, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (India), Distinction and first position in the college (88%), National Merit Scholarship holder.

M.Sc. PHYSICS (MATERIALS SCIENCE)

1985, Gandhiji University, Kottayam (India), Distinction  and  first  position in the university (76%), University Merit Scholarship holder.

Ph.D. PHYSICS (THIN FILMS)

1991, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras  (India),

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Head, Photovoltaic systems group, Laboratorio de Energia Solar, IIM, UNAM, February 1- August 15, 1993

Coordinator, Solar-H2-Fuel Cell Area, Solar Materials Department, CIE-UNAM, April 1997-

Head, Solar Materials Department, CIE-UNAM, February 1999-February 2001

Tutor, UACPyP-CCH-UNAM, 1993-1998

Tutor, Postgraduate Program in Engineering-UNAM, 1998-

Tutor, Postgraduate Program in Materials Science & Engineering-UNAM, 1998-

Tutor, Chemical Science & Engineering Faculty, UAEM, 1997-

Tutor, Postgraduate Program in Chemistry-UNAM, 1996-

CSIR Post-doctoral Fellow (July 1990-June 1991)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Solar ENERGY LABORATORY, IIM-UNAM, (January 1992-July 1992)

SCIENTIST Titular A, Solar ENERGY LABORATORY, IIM-UNAM (July1992- February 1996) 

SCIENTIST Titular B, Solar ENERGY LABORATORY, IIM-UNAM (March 1996-DECEMBER 1996 ), ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER-UNAM (DECEMBER 1996-) 

SCIENTIST Titular C, ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER-UNAM (JUNE 2001-) 

DISTINCTIONS

DUNJA -2002 (National Autonomous University of Mexico Young Scientist Award)

SNI (National Investigators System): Level 3 (maximum level, 3)

PRIDE (Productivity): Level D (Maximum level, D) 

Co-chairman, International Workshop on Advanced Coatings Technology (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Sept. 1996

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-1 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Sept. 1997

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell -2 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Sept. 1998

Editor: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, The Netherlands

Editor: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, USA

Editor: J. New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, Canada

Guest Editor: Surface Engineering, USA

Best Chairman of the Symposium, given by Academia Mexicana de Ciencia de Materiales, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun 1997 y 1998

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 3 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Sept. 1999

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 4 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Aug. 2000

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 5 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Aug. 2001

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 6 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Aug. 2002

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 7 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Aug. 2003

Chairman, International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell - 8 (International Materials Research Congress), Cancun, México, Aug. 2004

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNDER-GRADUATE COURSES

Electricity and Magnetism

Modern Physics

POST-GRADUATE COURSES

Spectroscopic Methods in the Solid State

Applications of Semiconductors

Thin Film Phenomena

Hydrogen Energy

Fuel Cells

Introduction to Materials & Semiconductor Devices

THESES SUPERVISION

Undergraduate/Graduate – 30 completed

Undergraduate/Graduate – 15 in process

 

ORGANIZATION OF MEETINGS

International Workshop on Advanced Coatings Technology, September 1996, Cancun, Mexico

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-1, September 1997, Cancun, Mexico

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-2, September 1998, Cancun, Mexico

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-3, September 1999, Cancun, Mexico

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-4, August 2000, Cancun, Mexico, 2000

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-5, August 2000, Cancun, Mexico, 2001

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-6, August 2000, Cancun, Mexico, 2002

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-7, August 2000, Cancun, Mexico, 2003

International Symposium on Solar- Hydrogen- Fuel Cell-7, August 2000, Cancun, Mexico, 2004

EDITOR: JOURNALS / BOOKS

1.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 23, No. 11 (1998), Elsevier Science, UK

2.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 55, No. 1-2, (1998), Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

3.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 59, No. 1-2 (1999), Elsevier Science, UK

4.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, J. New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, Vol. 2, No.2 (1999), Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

5.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2000), Elsevier Science, UK

6.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Surface Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2000), The Institute of Materials, UK

7.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol. 63, No. 4 (2000), Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

8.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2001), Elsevier Science, UK

9.        P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, J. New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, Vol. 4, No.1 (2001), Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

10.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 26, No. 12 (2001), Elsevier Science, UK

11.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol. 70, No. 3 (2001), Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

12.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol. 76, No. 3 (2003), Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

13.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 28, No. 6 (2003), Elsevier Science, UK

14.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, Vol. 81, No. 3 (2004), Elsevier Science, The Netherlands

15.     P.J. Sebastian, Guest Editor, International J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 29, No. 9 (2004), Elsevier Science, UK

10 RECENT PUBLICATIONS (Total of 175)

1.        U.Pal, J.F. Sánchez-Ramírez, S.A. Gamboa, P.J. Sebastian and R. Pérez: Drastic Improvement of Electrical Properties of Nafion® 112 Membrane on Impregnation of Bimetallic Au/Pd Nanoclusters, Physica Status Solidi (c) 0, 2944 (2003)

2.        M.A. Smit, A.L. Ocampo, M.A. Espinosa and P.J. Sebastián: A MODIFIED NAFION MEMBRANE WITH IN-SITU POLYMERIZED POLYPYRROLE FOR THE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL, J. Power Sources 124, 59 (2003)

3.        J. A. Toledo-Antonio, R. Gutiérrez-Baez,  P. J. Sebastian and A. Vázquez: Thermal Stability and Structural Deformation of Rutile SnO2 Nanoparticles, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 174, 231(2003)

4.        Xavier Mathew, Gerald W. Thompson,  V. P. Singh, J. C. McClure, S. Velumani, N.R. Mathews and P.J. Sebastian: DEVELOPMENT OF CdTe THIN FILMS ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES- A REVIEW, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 76, 293 (2003)

5.        J. Moreira, P. del Angel, J. A. Montoya, A.L. Ocampo, P.J. Sebastián and R.H. Castellanos: SYNTESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF A Pd/VULCAN AND Pd/C CATALYST IN A PEM FUEL CELL, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 29, 915(2004)

6.        Xianyou Wang, Hean Luo, Hongping Yang, P.J. Sebastian, S.A. Gamboa: Oxygen catalytic evolution reaction on nickel hydroxide electrode modified by electroless cobalt coating, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 29, 967(2004)

7.        S.Velumani, Narayandass.Sa.K and Mangalaraj.D, P.J.Sebastian and X. Mathew: Dielectric and conduction properties of hot wall  deposited CdSe films, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells  81, 323 (2004)

8.        N.R. Mathews, Eric L. Miller, P.J. Sebastian, M.M. Hernandez, X. Mathew, S. A. Gamboa: Electrochemical characterization of a-SiC in different electrolytes, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 29, 941(2004)

9.        P.J. Sebastián, A. Olea, J. Campos, J.A. Toledo: TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE AND OSCILLATORY BEHAVIOR OF THE OPTO-ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF A DYE-SENSITIZED NANOCRYSTALLINE TiO2 SOLAR CELL, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 81, 349(2004)

10.     R. Gutierrez-Baez, J.A. Toledo, M.A. Cortes-Jacome, P.J. Sebastian, A. Vazquez: Effects of the SO4 groups on the textural properties and local order deformation of SnO2 rutile structure, Langmuir 20, 4265 (2004)

Professional Society Membership

1.        International Association for Hydrogen Energy, USA

2.        International Solar Energy Society, Germany

3.        The Electrochemical Society, USA

4.        Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, México

5.        Academia Mexicana de Ciencia de Materiales, México

6.        Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar, México

7.        Academia Mexicana de Ingeniería, Mexico

8.        ADIAT, Mexico

9.        IEA – Hydrogen Program, USA

10.     International Society of Electrochemistry, England

11.     Academia de Ciencias de Morelos, Mexico

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

1)     National Symposium on Current Trends in Pure and Applied Physics, Cochin University, India, October 1988

2)     Solid State Physics Symposium, University of Bhopal, India, December 1988

3)     International  Vacuum  Congress-11/International   Conference   on   Solid  Surfaces-7, Koln, Germany, September 1989

4)     Solid State Physics Symposium, IIT Madras, India, December 1989

5)     National School on Techniques of Electron Microscopy, IIT Madras, India, January 1990

6)     National Symposium on the Recent  Advances  in  Solid  State  Physics,  IIT  Madras, India, June 1990

7)     International  Conference  on  Physics  and  Technology  of  Semiconductor Devices and Integrated  Circuits, IIT Madras, India, July 1991

8)     XVI Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Oaxaca,  Oaxaca,  Mexico,  October 1992

9)     Surface Modification Technologies-7, Nikata, Japan, November 1993

10)  XVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, October 1994

11)  First World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Waikaloa, Hawaii, USA, December 1994

12)  First Inter. Symposium on New Materials for Fuel Cell Systems, Montreal, Canada, July 1995

13)  International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, QR, Mexico, Sept. 1996

14)  XX Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, October 1996

15)  International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, QR, Mexico, Sept. 1997

16)  XXI Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, October 1997

17)  International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices –9, New Delhi, India, December 1997

18)  International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, QR, Mexico, Sept. 1998

19)  XXII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, October 1998

20)  International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, QR, Mexico, Sept. 1999

21)  XXIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, October 1999

22)  Third Inter. Symposium on New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, Montreal, Canada, July 1999

23)  Primer Congreso de Responsables de Proyectos de CONACYT, Acapilco, Guerrero, Mexico, Sept. 1999

24)  Tercer Congreso Nacional de AMEE – El Futuro Energetico de México, IMP, Mexico City, México, Mayo de 2000

25)  International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, QR, Mexico, August 2000

26)  Millenium Solar Forum, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2000

27)  Foro de Física, Cunduacan, Tabasco, Mexico, September 2000

28)  IEA-Hydrogen Annex 14 Expert Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2000

29)  International Conference on Advanced Materials-VII, Cancun, Q.R., Mexico, August 2001

30)   XXV Semana Nacional de Energìa Solar, San Luis Potosi, SP, Mexico, October 2001

31)  Escuela de Energìa, CIE-UNAM, Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, April 2001

32)  Curso de Actualización en Energía Solar, CIE-UNAM, Temixco, Morelos, May 2001

33)  Escuela de Energía, CIE-UNAM, Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, April/May 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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