The Physics of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion

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Lunedì 10 ottobre 2016, ore 16
Scuola Superiore di Catania
Aula Magna, Villa San Saverio

Relatore: Martin A. Green
Professor at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
University of New South Wales - Sydney

Francesco Priolo
Presidente Scuola Superiore di Catania

Antonio Terrasi
Università degli Studi di Catania



Martin Green is currently a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Australian National Energy Agency (ARENA) supported Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics. He was formerly a Director of CSG Solar, a company formed specifically to commercialise the University’s thin-film, polycrystalline-silicon-on-glass solar cell. His group's contributions to photovoltaics are well known including the development of the world’s highest efficiency silicon solar cells and the successes of several spin-off companies.
He is the author of six books on solar cells and numerous papers in the area of semiconductors, microelectronics, optoelectronics and, of course, solar cells. International awards include the 1999 Australia Prize, the 2002 Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize), the 2004 World Technology Award for Energy and the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award.

Research Interests:

  • Semiconductor Device physics
  • Novel Semiconductor devices
  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
  • Silicon Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaic module design
  • Photovoltaic device fabrication and characterisation
  • Semiconductor device modelling
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Thin film crustalline silicon photovoltaic devices

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