Kazi Islam

Kazi Islam is a JPL postdoctoral fellow at the Microdevices Lab (MDL) where he is currently working on optoelectronics and nonlinear optics. Before joining JPL, Kazi worked on two distinct projects during his PhD at Tulane University. The first project was a DOE ARPA-E funded project where he helped design and build a hybrid solar energy converter. On the second project, he synthesized two-dimensional (2D) materials using CVD and designed and fabricated optoelectronic devices (photovoltaics, photodetectors, etc.) with these materials.

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Tulane University
  • B.Sc. in EE, American International University-Bangladesh

Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (March 2021 – present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University (January 2021 – March 2021)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Tulane University (August 2015 – December 2020)

Selected Publications: 
  1. Islam, Kazi M., et al. "In‐Plane and Out‐of‐Plane Optical Properties of Monolayer, Few‐Layer, and Thin‐Film MoS2 from 190 to 1700 nm and Their Application in Photonic Device Design." Advanced Photonics Research 2.5 (2021): 2000180.
  2. Islam, Kazi, et al. "2D Materials-based Optoelectronic Devices." Optical Devices and Materials for Solar Energy and Solid-state Lighting. Optical Society of America, 2020.
  3. Islam, Kazi, et al. "Transmissive microfluidic active cooling for concentrator photovoltaics." Applied Energy 236 (2019): 906-915.


Kazi Islam
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 626-590-3099