Researcher

Dr Alison Maree Ciesla

Biography

Alison completed a PhD in Photovoltaics in 2017 focusing on reducing recombination and mitigating LID. She is inventor >10 related patents and has published >20 research papers. Several of her patents for which she is lead inventor have been commercialised. She was part of the team that commercialised Suntech’s laser doped and plated PLUTO cell technology. She has extensive experience in managing technology transfer and industry...view more

Alison completed a PhD in Photovoltaics in 2017 focusing on reducing recombination and mitigating LID. She is inventor >10 related patents and has published >20 research papers. Several of her patents for which she is lead inventor have been commercialised. She was part of the team that commercialised Suntech’s laser doped and plated PLUTO cell technology. She has extensive experience in managing technology transfer and industry collaborations with many larger silicon, wafer, cell and module manufacturers from Asia, Europe and America, and spent a month with the materials research team at Oxford University in 2017.

She is currently co-leading a project focused on manipulating hydrogen for trapping in silicon crystal defects for improved passivation, as well as investigating fundamental hydrogen properties via theoretical analysis and including Deuterium studies, and developing testing methods and solutions for light-induced degradation in commercial silicon modules; all with the aim of maximising power output of commercial silicon solar cells while reducing costs by enabling use of cheaper silicon wafer sources.

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Location

Tyree Energy Technologies Building (H6)