Sebastian Husein develops programs and builds (public + private) consortia for energy-related topics. He works within the Twente Centre for Advanced Battery Tech, supporting three research pillars: 1) advanced manufacturing (engineering and digital twin approaches), 2) next generation cells + packs (novel materials science approaches), and 3) efficient packs and systems (power electronics approaches).
Sebastian also works closely with the Centre for Energy Innovation and Strategic Business Development department to enable innovative research in the Solar Centre Twente, the sustainable data centres program, [green] hydrogen, and other topics important for the energy transition. He has expertise in coordinating and leading large, multi-EU-member state funding schemes such as IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) and MSCA (Doctoral Networks - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).
Sebastian earned his Ph.D. in 2020 from Arizona State University with his thesis, "Enhanced Carrier Mobility in Hydrogenated and Amorphous Transparent Conducting Oxides." With his technical background in semiconductors for photovoltaic devices, he links academic vision with industry expertise to effectively position resources for energy transition challenges.