Zi Ouyang is an ARENA Research Fellow in School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW.
His research focuses on advanced rear designs for high efficiency silicon wafer solar cells. His research interests always lie on any novel photovoltaic concepts that have potentials to become commercial products.
His supervision areas are AAO light trapping and passivation, advanced rear-contact patterning, IBC solar cell design, optics modelling, etc.
He received his BSc physic degree at Nanjing University in 2005 with a thesis project on photocatalytic hydrogen production. He obtained his PhD at UNSW in 2011 with a topic on polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells. He then worked in Swinburne University of Technology, applying some advanced nanophotonic and nanoelectronic technologies to improve the performance of silicon wafer solar cells, prior to his current position.