Nicholas grant received his B. S degree with first class honours in physics from the University of Adelaide, S.A, Australia in 2007 and his PhD degree in engineering (photovoltaics) from the Australian National University, Canberra in 2012. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University conducting research in the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems. His area of research is developing low cost dielectric films for PV devices, and measuring the recombination activity of grown-in defects limiting the lifetime of monocrystalline silicon.
Low cost dieletric films for solar cell applications.
-Wet chemical oxidations.
Characterisation of crystalline silicon.
-measuring and understanding recombination occurring in the silicon bulk.
-measuring and understanding recombination occurring at the interface between a dielectric film and the silicon surface.
-modelling and understanding loss meachanisms in silicon solar cells.
-advanced solar cell processing.