Professor Thorsten Trupke

My Expertise

Third generation photovoltaic concepts, Application of luminescent up- and down-coversion to Photovoltaics, Light emitting devices based on bulk silicon and on Silicon on insulator, Theoretical analysis of photoluminescence and electroluminescence, Device characterisation - lifetime measurements.


Professor Thorsten Trupke is the Deputy Director of the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Photoluminescence and electroluminescence imaging on crystalline silicon 
  • Theoretical analysis of luminescence data
  • New characterisation methods
  • Defect characterisation
  • Industrial Silicon solar cell manufacturing issues
  • Advanced (Third Generation) solar cell concepts


Office Location: Room 103, Tyree Energy Technology Building, TETB

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