Ihsan Çaha is a research fellow at the Nanostructured Materials Research Group, working on TEM/STEM Investigations of Energy-Related Materials within the scope of the New Generation Storage Agenda, funded by the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP).
His career has allowed him to develop experience in a diverse set of material science disciplines, such as superconductivity, biomaterials, solar cells, catalysts, etc. During his PhD, he built bio-multifunctional materials based on low Young’s modulus β-Ti alloys with hybrid bioactivated TiN-rich hard surfaces.
His hands-on experience in the field of electron microscopy started with being awarded for participating in the nanoGateway Mobility Program at INL facilities. During that time, he acquired experience in SEM, FIB/SEM, and EDX techniques. After his PhD, he was selected for a postdoctoral research fellow position at INL within the CASOLEM project – Correlated Analysis of Inorganic Solar Cells in and outside an Electron Microscope, funded by FCT.
His experience in advanced electron microscopic techniques include lamella preparation by FIB, Aberration Corrected TEM-STEM imaging, Spectroscopy – EDX, and EELS and In situ TEM. In addition, he has also been involved in TEM/STEM image processing, simulations, and modelling using various scripts and software such as Digital Micrograph and CrystalMaker, etc. to complement the experimental observations.
He has published 27 papers and participated in several National and International Conferences.
Atomic-scale investigations of passive film formation on Ti-Nb alloys
APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 2023
Cu(In,Ga)Se-2 based ultrathin solar cells the pathway from lab rigid to large scale flexible technology
NPJ FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS, 2023
Catalysis of ceria incorporated magnesium hydride: A follow up study
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 2022