Public Research Seminars

Seminars by world class researchers

UNSW Research SeminarsOn Thursdays during session we have public research seminars. These are presentations given by members of our group as well as by internationally renowned visitors.

Click Here to see the schedule for the next Public Research Seminar.

For more information or for suggestions, please contact Seminar Coordinator Dr Ziv Hameiri at ziv.hameiri@unsw.edu.au



15 December 2016 - Thorsten Trupke - UNSW
PL Imaging: 10 years of development
Will be uploaded soon


12 December 2016 - Anthony Burrell - NREL
The connection between renewables and electric vehicles - energy storage
Will be uploaded soon


6 December 2016 - John Wood - Ecoult
Opportunities for Australian participation in the global energy storage challenge
Will be uploaded soon


2 December 2016 - Jeremy Leggett - Solarcentury
The Carbon War - a dispatch from the front lines
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17 November 2016 - Alan Pears - RMIT University
Our efficient, smart, flexible, distributed and diverse energy future
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17 November 2016 - Dirk König - UNSW
Analytic Description of Zinc-Blende Nanocrystals as Function of Size, Shape and Surface Orientation to Interpret Solid State Spectroscopy Data
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15 November 2016 - Ron Sinton - Sinton Instruments
Implementation of advanced solar-cell analysis at cell test
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10 November 2016 - Thomas Allen - ANU
Electron selective contacts – novel materials and approaches to contact formation
Will be uploaded soon


9 November 2016 - Martin A. Green - Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics
How did silicon solar cells get so cheap?
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8 November 2016 - G.P. Das - IACS
Epitaxial heterojunctions and quantum structures: Expectations and challenges
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3 November 2016 - Hieu Nguyen - ANU
Applications of photoluminescence spectroscopy in material characterisation for silicon photovoltaics
Will be uploaded soon


1 November 2016 - Ned Ekins-Daukes - Imperial College London
Solar power conversion efficiency above 40% short and long term options
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1 November 2016 - Yong Li - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Study on the performance of a small split type PV air conditioner
Will be uploaded soon


1 November 2016 - Ruzhu Wang - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Net zero energy building: Novel technologies and concepts
Will be uploaded soon


20 October 2016 - Gaëtan Masson - IEA-PVPS
PV market and industry developments – from self-consumption to 100% RES, a paradigm shift for PV
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13 October 2016 - Scott Kelly - UTS
The network value of distributed generation: The case for paying local generation network credits
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6 October 2016 - Paul Pistor - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research
Thin film photovoltaics: Advances in earth abundant chalcogenide technologies
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29 September 2016 - Mattias Klaus Juhl - UNSW SPREE
Application of the spectral response of photoluminescence in photovoltaics
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15 September 2016 - Joe Dong - University of Sydney
Towards an intelligent future energy grid
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8 September 2016 - Mallory Jensen - MIT
Lifetime spectroscopy for defect identification in low cost crystalline silicon materials
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19 August 2016 - Jun Lv - China Sunergy
Industrial silicon solar cell R&D - what we have learned?
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12 August 2016 - Jessie Knapstein - UC Berkeley
Disaggregating renewable energy technology learning curves
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11 August 2016 - Murad Tayebjee - UNSW
Two for the price of one: Theoretical and experimental advances toward understanding singlet fission
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4 August 2016 - Rob Nicholls - UNSW Business School
Regulatory issues facing community PV and lessons learned from telecommunications
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21 July 2016 - Udo Romer - UNSW SPREE
Polycrystalline silicon as carrier selective contact for silicon solar cells
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8 July 2016 - William Tumas - NREL
Materials by design and advanced in photovoltaics R&D
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30 June 2016 - David Hind - Barefoot Power
Getting affordable electricity to off grid households and SMEs in Africa, India and Papua New Guinea
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16 June 2016 - Paul Rowley - Loughborough University
Uncertainty, opportunities and risk for 21st century energy systems
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26 May 2016 - James Hazelton - UNSW SPREE
Reducing risks and maximising benefits for PV hybrid mini-grid deployment: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific
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12 May 2016 - Paul Meredith - University of Queensland
From molecules to megawatts: Solar PV research at the University of Queensland
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5 May 2016 - Lucas Nascimento - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil
PV systems in warm and sunny climates: Results from PV installations in Brazil and synergies with Australia
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14 April 2016 - John Murphy - University of Warwick
Bulk minority carrier lifetime issues in silicon materials for photovoltaics
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13 April 2016 - Sang Il Seok - KRICT, UNIST
Performance evolution of inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells
- No video available


7 April 2016 - JJ Ferrandis - Todae Solar
Todae Solar’s 1.22 MWp Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installation for Stockland Shellharbour, NSW
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1 April 2016 - Delia Saenz - Arizona State University
Rethinking inclusion in STEM: A case of engineering the environment
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31 March 2016 - Laura Herz - University of Oxford
Charge-carrier diffusion and radiative efficiencies in hybrid metal halide perovskites
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17 March 2016 - Brian Gorman - Colorado School of Mines
Research and product development at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
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11 March 2016 - Daniel Inns - DuPont
Research and product development at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
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3 March 2016 - Rhett Evans - SPREE
The importance of variance control in PV cell manufacturing
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25 February 2016 - Stuart Wenham - UNSW
Development and Commercialisation of UNSW Hydrogenation Technology
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16 February 2016 - Albert Polman - FOM Institute AMOLF
Light management in new photovoltaic materials
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17 December 2015 - Alistair Sproul - UNSW
Low and zero energy buildings - towards green cities in Australia
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27 November 2015 - Long Seng To - University College London
Renewable Energy Projects in Rural China: a Systemic Capacity Approach
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26 November 2015 - Scott Partlin - SMA
Inverters in a PV system – The second half of the story (Part II)
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19 November 2015 - Dirk König - UNSW SPREE, UNSW IMDC
Active electronic impurity doping of silicon nanovolumes: Failure and alternatives
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12 November 2015 - Martin Liebhaber - Helmholtz Center Berlin
High efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells: From conventional concepts to a 3rd generation bi-triplet exciton generating hybrid device
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5 November 2015 - Jeff Routledge - Tigo Energy
Panel level power electronics -From vision to commercial reality
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29 October 2015 - Scott Partlin - SMA
Inverters in a PV system – The second half of the story (Part I)
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22 October 2015 - Russell French - City of Melbourne
A capital city approach to achieving 25% renewables
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15 October 2015 - Tahlia Nolan, Johnrey Baraceros, Tsun Fung (John), Wister Huang - UNSW
My 4th Year Thesis:
Evaluating the performance, design and optimisation of a solar combisystem in the Australian climate
Life cycle analysis of vehicles - The true environmental impacts of electric vehicles in Australia
Plated metalisation for boron emitter on n-type Si cell
Simulation on two-qubit logic gate in silicon
- No video available


1 October 2015 - Merlinde Kay - UNSW
Why care about the weather? - meteorology's role in the energy industry
- No video available


17 September 2015 - Sachit Grover - First Solar
Performance evaluation in conventional and rectenna solar cells
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10 September 2015 - Adam Hawkes - Imperial College London
Energy systems modelling for twenty-first century energy challenges
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3 September 2015 - Penelope Crossley - University of Sydney
Flexibility, certainty and federalism: Challenges for governance in Australia's electricity industry
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24 August 2015 - Neil Greenham - University of Cambridge
Singlet fission – Using organic semiconductors and nanocrystals to break efficiency limits in photovoltaics
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20 August 2015 - Jonathon Dore - UNSW, Solar Analytics
Solar Analytics - Rooftop PV energy analytics and fault diagnosis
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6 August 2015 - Ricky Dunbar - CSIRO
Australia's first accredited PV performance measurement laboratory
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4 August 2015 - Efrat Lifshitz - Technion
The impact of alloying or/and core/shell hetero-structuring on the physical properties of colloidal quantum dots, examined by specialized magneto-optical methodologies
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16 July 2015 - Rob Patterson - UNSW
From solution processable solar cells to bioenergy: Across the spectrum of renewable energy generation technologies
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9 July 2015 - Richard Tilley - UNSW
Solution synthesis of quantum dots and nanoparticles and electron microscopy characterization
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6 July 2015 - James Cave - University of Bath
Exploring and controlling energy transport in organic semiconductors
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25 June 2015 - Michael Gartner - Photon Energy
Controlling and storing solar power
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11 June 2015 - Nigel Morris - Solar Business Services
Solar: the Prodigal Sun?
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4 June 2015 - Martin Green - UNSW SPREE ACAP
2015 SEMI Roadmap for Photovoltaics: What's Hot and What's Not?
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28 May 2015 - Fa Jun Ma - UNSW
Applying technology computer aided design (TCAD) to performance improvement of silicon wafer solar cells
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21 May 2015 - Zhong Lu - UNSW
Anodic aluminium oxide for localized contacting and passivation of silicon solar cells
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14 May 2015 - David Leitch - UBS
Solar: What's needed to  move from part of the problem to part of the solution
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7 May 2015 - Matthew Stocks - Australian National University
SLIVER solar cells – A technology commercialisation story
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30 April 2015 - Zhongtian Li - UNSW
Chemical lithography and its applications for commercial high efficiency silicon solar cells
- Will be uploaded soon


23 April 2015 - Klaus Lips - Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
EMIL – a novel characterization platform for energy materials research at the BESSY II synchrotron light source
- No video available


22 April 2015 - Gianluca Coletti - ECN and UNSW
Silicon material requirements for high efficiency solar cells
- No video available


1 April 2015 - Monique Alfris - Pollinate Energy
How to use your Research / UNI Degree to become a Social Entrepreneur
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26 March 2015 - Shelley Bambrook and Francisca Rubio-Berenguel - Soitec Solar
Overview of CPV technology with a focus on the Soitec CPV system and the product development process
- No video available


20 March 2015 - Rod Mitchell - Citizens' Climate Lobby
Citizen's Climate Lobby - using democracy to address climate change
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19 March 2015 - Pietro Altermatt - Leibniz University Hannover
Understanding the fill factor by means of characterisation and simulation
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12 March 2015 - Yang Li - UNSW SPREE
Angular matrix framework for optical analysis of solar cell
- Will be uploaded soon


6 March 2015 - Martin Green - UNSW SPREE ACAP
40 years of photovoltaic research at UNSW
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5 March 2015 - Tony Peaker - The University of Manchester
Recombination mechanisms in solar silicon material
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26 February 2015 - Amir Neshed - UNSW SPREE
High recovery rate solar driven reverse osmosis and membrane distillation plants for brackish groundwater desalination in Egypt
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5 February 2015 - Matthew Wright - UNSW SPREE
Organic photovoltaics: A technology overview
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29 January 2015 - Girish Lakhwani - University of Sydney
Bimolecular recombination in organic solar cells
- No video available


23 January 2015 - Andres Cuevas - Australian National University
Electron and hole contacts for silicon solar cells
- No video available


 

Click below for:

Videos of Public Research Seminars 2014

Videos of Public Research Seminars 2013

Videos of Public Research Seminars 2012