Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics research at ANU is at the global cutting edge, spanning the entire spectrum of solar electricity technologies—from solar forecasting, to fabricating high-efficiency PV cells, to integrating renewables with storage capacity into the grid.

Our solar laboratories support about 80 staff and students with facilities that enable the fabrication and characterisation of high-efficiency silicon and perovskite solar cells. We also maintain tools for state-of-the-art laser processing, industrial solar cell manufacturing and rapid-throughput characterisation.

Our world-leading silicon solar cell research includes advanced defect characterisation, surface passivation optoelectronics and the manufacturing of high-efficiency back-contact solar cells. We have invented and continue to advance thin, lightweight and flexible Sliver™ solar cells, and we are developing micro-concentrator PV-thermal and solar cooling systems in collaboration with industry. We are also pioneering the exploration of nanostructures for photovoltaics, tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells and advanced PV optics.

We are supported with generous research funding from the Australian Research Council, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and a number of international industrial partners to make the next generation of renewable energy a reality.

Explore our available student research projects below and if you’d like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or funding, please email us.

Academic staff

Dr Fiona J Beck »

FERL Fellow, ARC DECRA Fellow, Senior Lecturer

Dr Lachlan Black »

Research Fellow

Professor Andrew Blakers »

Professor

Mr Simon Corbell »

Honorary Associate Professor

The Duong

Dr. The Duong »

ARENA Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Marco Ernst »

Research Fellow, Lecturer

Dr Kean Chern Fong »

Research Fellow

David Leibold »

School Visitor

Ms Anyao Liu

Dr Anyao Liu »

Research Fellow

Dr Md Arafat Mahmud »

Research Fellow

Dr Hieu Nguyen »

Senior Research Fellow & Senior Lecturer, NECTAR Co-chair, Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Dr. Pheng Phang »

Research Fellow

Dr Tom Ratcliff

Dr Tom Ratcliff »

Research Fellow

Dr Heping Shen »

Research Fellow

Dr Hang Cheong Sio »

Research Fellow

Dr Matt Stocks »

Research Fellow

Dr. Josua Stuckelberger »

Research Fellow

Taffy Tong »

Research Fellow

Mr Daniel Walter

Mr Daniel Walter »

Research Fellow

Dr Er-Chien Wang

Dr Er-Chien Wang »

Research Fellow

Assoc Professor Klaus Weber »

Associate Professor

A/Prof Tom White »

Associate Professor

Dr Winney Yang »

Research fellow

Student

Cheng Cheng »

PhD Candidate

Keqing Huang »

PhD Student

Mavineet Kumar

Mavineet Kumar »

4th Year Student

Hang Lu

Ms Tara Lu »

4th Year Student

Naeimeh Mozaffari  »

PhD Student

Jun Peng

Mr Jun Peng »

PhD Student

Ms Astha Sharma »

PhD student

Mike Tebyetekerwa »

PhD Candidate

Mr Thien Truong »

PhD Candidate

Zhu WANG

Mr Zhu WANG »

PhD Candidate

Zhongshu Yang »

PhD Student

Visitors

Alexander Roger Audouy »

Campus Visitor

Samuel Battenally »

Campus Visitor

Mr Stephane Cremel

Mr Stephane Cremel »

Occupational Trainee

Dr Ian Faulconbridge  »

Honorary Associate Professor

Dr Daniel Hiller »

Campus Visitor, Research Fellow - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Mr Jonas Huyeng »

Occupational Trainee

Dr Xiaolei Li

Dr Xiaolei Li »

Visiting Fellow

Mrt Florian Pfeffer »

Occupational Trainee

Ms Valerie Rodin »

Occupational Trainee

Mr Julian Schuerz »

Campus Visitor

Matthew Smart »

Campus Visitor

Mr Ary Anggara Wibowo »

School Visitor

Dr Yuheng Zeng

Dr Yuheng Zeng »

Visiting Fellow

Mr Paul Ziesche »

Campus Visitor

Technical staff

Mr Stephane Armand »

Technical Officer

Dr Katherine Booker

Dr Kate Booker »

Research Officer

Ms Maureen Brauers

Ms Maureen Brauers »

Research Officer

Mr Colin Carvolth

Mr Colin Carvolth »

Teaching and Research Technical Support Officer, Technical Maintenance and Operations Officer

Mr James Cotsell »

Technical Officer

Mrs Nina De Caritat »

Laboratory Manager

Mr Christopher Jones

Mr Christopher Jones »

Research Officer

Dr Sachin Surve

Dr Sachin Surve »

Research Officer

Mr Ian Szarka »

Electronics Technician

Investigator

Dr Osorio Mayon »

Research Fellow

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