|Apr 2014 – (present)||Professor –
Nanophotonics for Energy
|Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT) and Light Technology Institute (LTI), Karlsrule Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany|
|2006–2014||Professor (since 2008), Reader, Lecturer||School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (HWU), Edinburgh, UK|
|2005–2006||Australian Research Council (ARC) fellow||Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.|
|2002–2005||Postdoctoral fellow||ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia|
|1998, 2000||Research engineer||Eurosolare S.p.A., Nettuno, Italy (Jul 1998, Jun 2000)|
|Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia (contracted to Pacific Solar Pty Ltd)|
|1995||Research assistant||Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung (MPI-FKF), Stuttgart, Germany, Dept. of Prof. Manuel Cardona|
|2012–2014||Visiting Professor||University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania|
|Mar–Jul 2006||Visiting Scientist||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, Dept. Thin Film Physics (Prof. Zogg, Dr. Tiwari)|
|2002–2005 (part-time)||Grad. Cert. in Univ. Learning & Teaching||UNSW, Sydney, Australia.|
|1998–2002||PhD (Photovoltaic Engineering)||UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Thesis entitled “Novel Uses of Titanium Dioxide for Silicon Solar Cells” (awarded Oct 2002)|
|1996–1998||MEngSc (ElecEng)||UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Thesis entitled “Optical characterisation of sputtered silicon thin films for PV applications”|
|1990–1994||BSc Physics||Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand|
Current Teaching and Administrative Commitments:
- Co-director of both the Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT) and the Light Technology Institute (LTI)
- MSc-level teaching: “Solar Energy” lecture and tutorial; “Solar Energy Laboratory”; “Fabrication and Characterisation of Optoelectronic Devices” lecture; “Next Generation Solar Energy” seminar
- Editor-in-chief of Advanced Energy Materials section of Energies journal (2019 – )
- International Commission on Glass - Technical committee optoelectronics (TC20) (2016 – 2019)
- EU Photovoltaic Technology Platform steering committee member (2014 - 2016)
- Associate Editor for the journal IET Renewable Power Generation (2012 – )
- Managing Editor of the journal Progress in Photovoltaics (2006 – 2009)
Research Funding and Outputs:
- Published about 200 articles in top-ranking scientific journals as well as many conference papers (19 presented as invited talks), 5 book chapters, and 2 international patents
- h-index of 38 (Google Scholar 45)
- Third-party research funding attracted is €16.7 million.
- Prizes: i) Best paper at PVSAT4 Conference, 2008, Bath, UK; ii) Mondialogo Engineering Award 2005, Berlin, Germany; iii) 2nd prize at the Energy Globe Awards Nov 2003, Linz, Austria.
- Member of IEEE (Senior Member), OSA (life member), SPIE (life member)
We are looking for ambitious, creative and self-motivated individuals to reinforce our research team. Applicants should hold an outstanding Master/Diploma or PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science or a related discipline. Our research projects are scientifically demanding and thus requires a healthy balance of both theoretical and experimental skills, as well as the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary and international team.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application documents (CV, certificates, references) electronically as one single PDF file to Prof. Bryce Richards.