Researcher

Associate Professor Stephen Bremner

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Biography

Dr. Stephen Bremner is an Associate Professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Design (ENGG1000)
  • Electronic Devices (SOLA2060)

Research interests

  • Third generation Photovoltaics including materials for hot carrier solar cells
  • Nanostructures for novel Photovoltaic Devices, including nanowires
  • III-V compound semiconductor growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
  • Multi-junction solar...view more

Dr. Stephen Bremner is an Associate Professor in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Design (ENGG1000)
  • Electronic Devices (SOLA2060)

Research interests

  • Third generation Photovoltaics including materials for hot carrier solar cells
  • Nanostructures for novel Photovoltaic Devices, including nanowires
  • III-V compound semiconductor growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
  • Multi-junction solar cells, collaborating with Ohio State University (USA) - currently hold III-V on silicon world record
  • Limiting Efficiencies of novel Photovoltaic paradigms 
  • Novel processing for conventional silicon solar cells

 

Current PhD opportunities:

Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of III-V materials on Silicon

Growth and Characterisation of InAs/GaAs(Sb) quantum dot structures for PV devices

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of Gallium Arsenide Bismide

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Growth of low band gap materials such as InSb for novel energy applications  

Novel rear contacting process for Silicon solar cells

Silicon sub-cell optimisation for III-V on silicon multi-junction solar cells

Nanowires for hot carrier solar cells


My Grants

Current Grants

ARENA 2014 RND068 Towards Ultimate Performance Commercial Silicon Solar Cells

ARENA 2017 RND008 Next Generation Silicon sub-cells for high efficiency III-V/Si multi-junction solar cells

Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP170102677 Uncovering hot carrier cooling mechanisms in nano structures

Sub-contracts

US Department of Energy SunShot program DE-FOA-0001387 GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Pathway to Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Photovoltaics

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Location

Office Location: 217, Tyree Energy Technologies Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 7890
+61 2 9385 5412

Publications

by Associate Professor Stephen Bremner

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