Researcher

Fields of Research (FoR)

Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells

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Biography

Ziv Hameiri received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel in 2005 (Graduated Summa Cum Laude). He was awarded his PhD by the University of New South Wales (School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering) in March 2011.

He was a Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore between 2011 and 2014, where his research focused on...view more

Ziv Hameiri received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel in 2005 (Graduated Summa Cum Laude). He was awarded his PhD by the University of New South Wales (School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering) in March 2011.

He was a Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore between 2011 and 2014, where his research focused on characterisation of silicon wafers and solar cells using photoluminescence and on the development of high-efficiency industrial solar cells. In 2014 he was awarded the UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship and in 2015 he received the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Currently, he is an Associate Professor, leading a research group, the ACDC Research Group, that tries to save the world.

 Education:

 

2005 – 2010

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2000 – 2004

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Employment:

 

2020 –

Associate Professor
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2017 – 2019

Senior Research Fellow
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2015 – 2018

ARC DECRA Fellow
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2014 – 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2011 – 2014

Research Fellow
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
National University of Singapore


My Awards

2021

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision
The University of New South Wales, Australia

2020

HDR (Higher Degree Research) Supervision Award
Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2019

Staff Excellence Award in Research Excellence (second year in a row)
Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2018

Staff Excellence Award in Research Excellence
Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2018

Scientist Medal
International Association of Advanced Materials

2013

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2013

Best Poster Award
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (Tampa, Florida, USA)

2010

Suntech Research Excellence Award
Suntech Power Holding Co., LTD


My Research Activities

  • Development of new characterisation methods for photovoltaic devices (cells, modules, and systems; silicon, non-silicon, and tandem)
  • Development of machine learning algorithms for photovoltaic applications
  • Investigation of defects in silicon and non-silicon devices
  • Development of novel passivation techniques for surfaces and contacts
  • Development of novel agriPV (the combination of agriculture and photovoltaic) modules
  • Development of novel beta-voltaics devices

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • 2018 Jack Colwell - Copper and Silicon - Implications for the Long-term Stabilityof Plated Contacts for Silicon Solar Cells
  • 2019 Kyung Kim - Industrial PECVD AlOx Films with Very Low Surface Recombination for Silicon Solar Cells
  • 2019 Robert Dumbrell - Applications of Dynamic Photoluminescence Measurements to Metallised Silicon Solar Cells
  • 2019 Yan Zhu - Advanced Characterization of Defects in Silicon Wafers and Solar Cells
  • 2020 Robert Lee Chin - Applications of Photoluminescence Microscopy for Probing Bulk Defects in Silicon
  • 2021 Raghavi Bhoopathy - Advanced Characterization of Photovoltaic Modules using Photoluminescence
  • 2022 Saman Jafari - Investigation of Bulk Defects in p-type Silicon Wafers and Solar Cells
  • 2022 Shuai Nie - Advanced Characterisation of Silicon Wafers and Solar Cells under Different Operating Conditions
  • 2023 Yoann Buratti - Machine Learning for Advanced Characterisation of Silicon Solar Cells
  • 2023 Anh Le - Solar Cells with Passivating Contacts − Investigation of Their Temperature- and Illumination-Dependent Performance and Surface Passivation

Currently supervising

  • Machine learning algorithms for PV applications
  • Advanced characterisation methods for silicon and tandem solar cells
  • Novel passivating contacts for the next-gen solar cells
  • Novel agricultural PV (agriPV) modules
  • Novel betavoltaic (BV) devices
  • More - check my website or suggest me your idea!

My Teaching

  • VIP: Vertically Integrated Projects – Space Power Systems
  • DESN1000: Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation
  • SOLA9102: Advanced Solar Cell Characterisation
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Location

Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB), Room 358
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia


Contact

+61 (0) 2 93859475