Office Location: Room 312, Tyree Energy Technologies Building
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics
Level 1: I explore life cycle assessment of different sorts of solar cells
Level 2: I am interested in how solar modules in stand-alone systems can benefit the lives of people in remote islands of the Pacific Ocean
Level 3: I want to know the impacts of light/shade on bifacial modules
Interest in engineering
Why did you get into engineering?
I got into engineering to combine my desires for improving the world and natural environment with solving technical problems.
What are your research goals?
I hope to participate in driving photovoltaics prices even lower than now, leading to realisation of expectations to further undercut fossil fuel and nuclear electricity.
What do people not understand about what you do?
Many people do not understand that solar photovoltaic generated is remarkably cheap, having reached grid parity in many places and situations, and certain to become even cheaper.
Advice for prospective School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy engineers
This is an exciting opportunity to marry a desire to work with technology and a desire to improve the environmental and social conditions for billions of people.
SOLA1070 Sustainable Energy
Students (delete section if not applicable)
Number currently in lab: 6
Life cycle assessmant for photovoltaic modules
Solar powered LED purification of water
Deployment of Renewable Energy in Developing Countries
Looking for students for projects related to:
Life cycle assessment and recycling for photovoltaic modules
Professional Organisations and Consulting positions
Member, IEEE Electron Devices Society
Editor, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Editorial Board Member, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Advisory Committee, National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, IIT Bombay
Awards, Grants, Patents
IAG Eureka Prize for Innovative Solutions to Climate Change, 2008
Australia US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics/ Australian Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (and extensions)
PhD in Electrical Engineering from UNSW
Bachelor of Communications Engineering from RMIT