Rameez Ahmad M. Sc. Honors

Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik (LFG)


    Haberstraße 9a
    91058 Erlangen
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Information zur Person

Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) Candidate

Research topic: “Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 nanoparticles”
Industrial Partner: Bayer Technology Services
Membership: Cluster of Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM), Erlangen
Subjects’ focus: Materials and Chemical Engineering

  • Work on semiconductor Nanoparticles for optoelectronic applications with focus on Solar Cells and Li-ion Batteries

Synthesis Methods:

  • Hot injection method
  • Hydro/Solvothermal methods
  • Microwaves as heating source

Characterisation by:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • X-Ray Diffraction analysis
  • UV-Vis-NIR- Spectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence Spectroscopy
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Electron Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
  • High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope image analysis


  • 2 internship students
  • 6 Master mini-project Students
  • Lab practical
  • 1 Master thesis course: "Fluidisation"
  • Responsible for maintenance of Synthesis/Chemistry laboratory, different equipment and chemicals/utility purchases

Reviewer for:

  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • Surface review and letters

List of Scientific Contributions (h-index: 3 and i10-index: 2)


  • ‘A comprehensive study on the mechanism behind formation and depletion of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) phases’,
    R. Ahmad, M. Brandl, M. Distaso, P. Herre, E. Spiecker, R. Hock and W. Peukert, CrystEngComm, Jun. 2015.
  • ‘Low temperature formation of CuIn1−xGaxSe2 solar cell absorbers by all printed multiple species nanoparticulate Se+Cu–In+Cu–Ga precursors’,
    S. A. Möckel, T. Wernicke, M. Arzig, P. Köder, M. Brandl, R. Ahmad, M. Distaso, W. Peukert, R. Hock, and P. J. Wellmann, Thin Solid Films, May 2015.
  • ‘In-situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the recrystallization process in Cu2ZnSnS4 nanoparticles synthesised by hot-injection’,
    M. Brandl, R. Ahmad, M. Distaso, H. Azimi, Y. Hou, W. Peukert, C. J. Brabec and R. Hock, Thin Solid Films, May 2015.
  • ‘Relation of Nanostructure and Recombination Dynamics in a Low-Temperature Solution-Processed CuInS2 Nanocrystalline Solar Cell’,
    H. Azimi, T. Heumüller, A. Gerl, G. Matt, P. Kubis, M. Distaso, R. Ahmad, T. Akdas, M. Richter, W. Peukert, and C. J. Brabec, Adv. Energy Mater.,Dec. 2013.
  • ‘Facile synthesis and post-processing of eco-friendly, highly conductive copper zinc tin sulphide nanoparticles’,
    R. Ahmad, M. Distaso, H. Azimi, C. J. Brabec, and W. Peukert, J. Nanoparticle Res., Sep. 2013.
  • ‘Detailed Investigations of ZnO Photoelectrodes Preparation for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells’, R. Marczak, F. Werner, R. Ahmad, V. Lobaz, D. M. Guldi, and W. Peukert, Langmuir, Apr. 2011.

Oral and Poster presentations at:

  • 6th European Kesterite Workshop, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    18th – 20th Nov. 2015
  • 6th EAM Symposium, Kloster Banz, Germany
    24th – 26th Nov. 2014
  • 5th European Kesterite Workshop, Tallin, Estonia
    13th – 14th Nov. 2014
  • 5th German – Russian Travelling Seminar on “Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials”, Ekaterinburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    07th – 21th Sep. 2014
  • EAM summer school, Kloster Banz, Bad Staffelstein, Germany
    16th – 18th Jun. 2014
  • 1st International Workshop on Nucleation and Early Stages of Particle Formation, Erlangen, Germany
    5th – 6th Jun. 2014
  • EAM Young Researchers' Day 2014, Erlangen Germany
    17th Feb. 2014
  • 2nd international congress on "Next Generation Solar Energy" Erlangen
    9th – 11th Dec. 2013
  • 4th kesterite workshop, Berlin, Germany
    20th – 22th Nov. 2013
  • 1st Raman-Fest Symposium, Lille, France
    23th – 24th May 2013
  • Represented EAM and institute of particle technology at POWTECH and ParTech
    - International Trade Fair for Mechanical Processing Technologies and Instrumentation, Nürnberg, Germany
    23th – 25th Apr. 2013
  • 3rd European Kesterite Workshop, Luxembourg
    22nd – 23rd Nov. 2012
  • EAM summer school, Kloster Banz, Bad Staffelstein, Germany
    28th – 30th Jun. 2012
  • EAM winter school, Kirchberg, Tirol
    11th – 14th Mar. 2012
  • International Conference: Next Generation Solar Energy – From Fundamentals to Applications, Erlangen, Germany
    12th – 14th Dec. 2011