Dr Kyung KIM
2019 – Now: Expert, QCELLS (Germany)
2010 – 2014: Senior Engineer, Suntech R&D Australia
2004 – 2009: Engineer, Samsung Electronics (Semiconductor Division, Korea)
2015 – 2018: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW)
2010 – 2014: Master of Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW)
1997 – 2004: Bachelor of Electronics Engineering (Korea)
Surface passivation / Contact passivation
Next generation solar cells
Why is your research important?
Recombination at the surface and contacts of silicon solar cells have become major limitations as silicon bulk carrier lifetime keeps increasing and the silicon wafer thickness keeps decreasing. Therefore, improving the quality of surface and contact passivation is a fundamental task in achieving higher efficiency solar cells. In addition, developing next generation solar cells with various concepts is also interesting and important to break through saturating solar cell efficiency.
Why do you like research?
Doing research helps me enhance my intuition and presents a better daily routine to me, as well as saving the world. Learning new knowledge in a new field is always enjoyable and makes me realise how small we are, which makes me be humble and feel a stronger happiness in the end.
What do you like to do when you are not saving the world?
Playing with my daughter, swimming, listening to music, singing a song.