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A/Prof Ziv HAMEIRI

Employment experience:  

2020 – Now: Associate Professor (UNSW) 

2018 – 2020: Senior Research Fellow (UNSW) 

2015 – 2018: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow (UNSW) 

2014 – 2015: Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow (UNSW) 

2011 – 2014: Research Fellow and Team Leader (National University of Singapore, Singapore) 

2010 – 2011: Research Associate (UNSW)

 

Education:  

2005 – 2010: Doctor of Philosophy in Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW) 

2000 – 2005: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) 

Research interests: 

  • Development of new characterisation methods for silicon and non-silicon devices 

  • Development of machine learning applications for photovoltaics 

  • Investigation of bulk and surface defects in silicon wafers 

  • Development of novel passivation techniques for contacts and surfaces  

  • Development of novel beta-voltaics 

  • Development of agri-photovoltaic applications 

Why is your research important?  

All the different aspects of my research aim to achieve the same goal: Making photovoltaics cheaper. I truly believe that solar energy (and a vegetarian diet) is the only way to save our planet. Through my research, I am trying to do my part to save the world faster. 

Why do you like research?  

The fact that my passion is also the main way to save the world. Working with very smart and creative people. Being challenged all the time. Discovering something that did not exist before. 

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

Reading in the sun. Exercising. Watching movies. Snowboarding.

Awards and Merits:

2021

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision

The University of New South Wales, Australia

2020

Higher Degree Research Supervision Award

Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia

2019

Staff Excellence Award in Research Excellence

Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia

2018

IAAM Scientist Medal

International Association of Advanced Materials

2018

Staff Excellence Award in Research Excellence

Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia

2013

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2013

Best Poster Award

39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

2010

Suntech Research Excellence Award

Suntech Power Holding Co., LTD

To recognise my contributions to the commercialisation of the laser-doping technology at Suntech Power. Only the second recipient from outside the company to receive this prestigious award.

2006

Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS)

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2005

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Ranked first out of 199 graduating students (final average – 94.5%)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

2002, 2005

Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Honour Award

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

2003, 2004

Department of Electrical and Computer Eng. Chairman’s Honour Award

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Synergistic Activities:

2021 ­– Now

Member of Task 13 - Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems

International Energy Agency

2021 ­– Now

Editor

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (impact factor: 7.267)

2021 ­– Now

Editor - Special Issues

Progress in Energy (impact factor: new journal)

2021 ­– Now

Editor - Special Issues

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (impact factor: 7.953)

2019, 2020, 2021

Stream Chair: Photovoltaic

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference

2018, 2019

Al Gore’s Leadership Workshop

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps

2018

Area Chair: Silicon Photovoltaic Materials and Devices

World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

2015, 2016, 2020

Session Chair, Sub-Area Chair

IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conferences

2014 ­– Now

Senior Literature Survey Editor

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (impact factor: 7.953)

These surveys are the most downloaded articles from the journal website.

2013

Member of the international expert panel to examine the international standard for recombination lifetime measurements (SEMI PV13–0211)

Teaching:

2021 – Now

Academic Lead ‘Vertically Integrated Projects - Space Power Systems’

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2021 – Now

Course Coordinator ‘Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation’

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2017 – Now

Course coordinator ‘Advanced Solar Cell Characterisation’ 

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2018 ­– 2019

Lecturer ‘Life Cycle Assessment’

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia