UNSW scientists have been honoured for their world-changing discoveries, including revealing the physics of sea-level change, understanding heatwaves, and creating cheap flexible stable and non-toxic solar cells.
Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research led by Professor Anita Ho-Baillie means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
When Chee Mun Chong left UNSW as a young solar energy researcher he held an efficiency record for large-area buried contact solar cells. When he returned to the university as an academic 20 years later, the record still stood.
Chemical Engineering’s Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and SPREE’s Dr Brett Hallam have both been recognised in Engineers Australia’s list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2018, as has alumna Anne Williams.