Researcher

Dr Daniel Chen

My Expertise

Light-induced Degradation in Silicon Solar Cells

Silicon Photovoltaic Technologies and Manufacturing

High Efficiency Solar Cells

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Biography

Daniel Chen is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW. As part of his fellowship with the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), he is currently working on investigating various hydrogen-induced instabilities in silicon solar cells and silicon devices. Daniel received his Bachelors in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering (1st Class Honours) at UNSW in 2016. In...view more

Daniel Chen is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW. As part of his fellowship with the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), he is currently working on investigating various hydrogen-induced instabilities in silicon solar cells and silicon devices. Daniel received his Bachelors in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering (1st Class Honours) at UNSW in 2016. In 2022, he was awarded a Ph.D in photovoltaics engineering from UNSW with his thesis entitled "Elucidating the mechanism behind light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation in silicon solar cells"

Daniel currently works within a variety of different topic areas including silicon heterojunction solar cells, defect engineering and the elimination of light-induced degradation in silicon, tunnelling oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells, potential induced degradation whilst also have interest in perovskite-based photovoltaic devices.

 


My Grants

Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic (ACAP) fellowship (2020 - 2023) 

  • Investigating the Impact of Hydrogen-induced Defects on the Reliability and Stability of Emerging Solar Cell Technologies.

My Awards

2015 Australia Research Council Research Excellence Award

2018 UNSW Postgraduate Research Symposium Poster Prize

2018 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV) Award

2018 - 2019 Physica Status Solidi (a) top % most downloaded paper

2019 9th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV) Best Abstract Award (Joint)

2019 15th International Crystalline SoG Silicon and Power PV Conference (CSPV) Award

2019 UNSW Postgraduate Research Symposium Oral Presentation Prize

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Location

123WS12 Level 1 Tyree Energy and Technology Building (TETB)

Contact

0450 088 104
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Videos

Screen printing is still the standard method for forming rear and front metal contacts for silicon solar cells. In this video, we show the screen printing of aluminium back surface field solar cells using a commercial screen printer.
UNSW Solar Cell Manufacturing: Metal Contact Screen Printing
UNSW Solar Cell Manufacturing: RCA Cleaning
UNSW Solar Cell Manufacturing: POCl3 Diffusion
UNSW Solar Cell Manufacturing: Photoconductance Characterisation
UNSW Metallization Cofiring
UNSW IV Characterisation
UNSW Photoluminescence Imaging