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Dr Yan ZHU

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Employment experience:

2023 – Now: Research Fellow (UNSW)

2020 – 2022: ACAP Research Fellow (UNSW)


2016 – 2019: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW)

2013 – 2015: Diplôme d'Ingénieur (ENSTA Paristech, France)

2013 – 2015: Master (École Polytechnique, France)

2009 – 2013: Bachelor (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Research interests:

  • Defects in silicon and other semiconductor materials

  • Characterisation techniques including luminescence imaging, lifetime spectroscopy etc.

Why is your research important?

Characterisation is essential for understanding the performance limiting factors for photovoltaic devices, not only for research but also for industry. Defects stimulate the recombination of photo-generated charge carriers. Therefore, controlling the defects is essential for improving the performance of photovoltaic devices. The continuing improvement of photovoltaic materials and device architectures also calls for new characterisation techniques.

Why do you like research? 

The best part of doing research is that you can keep learning new knowledge and skills every day.

What do you like to do when you are not saving the world?

Soccer, skiing and scuba diving.

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