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Zhiwen ZHENG

Education:

2017 – 2021: Bachelor of Energy & Power Engineering (Harbin Engineering University, China)


Research interests:

  • Characterisation of PV materials for tandem applications

  • Luminescence imaging

Why is your research important?

With the recent carbon emission crisis and the emergence of severe energy problems, developing more efficient and cost-effective photovoltaic technologies to increase the share of renewables in the world's energy structure seems particularly important. The tandem cell is an interesting and promising technology since it has great potential to overcome traditional limits for single-cell efficiency. My research aims to apply numerical simulation and experimental devices (especially PL/EL imaging technologies) to understand recombination loss mechanisms and develop characterisation methods for tandem cells.


Why do you like research? 

Passion and devotion to research could bring me a strong sense of fulfillment when discovering and exploring innovative PV-related aspects. Also, doing research could update my skills and understanding in time. Furthermore, the research process could enhance my critical thinking abilities and make me stronger by challenging myself to overcome difficulties.


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

Exercising, rock'n'roll, and biking.