Dr Brendan Wright

Dr Brendan Wright

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Ph.D. Physics (2018)
    Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong
    Major: Physics of Excited-States in Condensed-Matter
    Supervision: Prof. Attila Mozer & Assoc. Prof. Tracey Clarke
    Thesis: ”The driving force dependence of charge carrier dynamics in donor-acceptor organic photovoltaic systems using optical and electronic techniques”
     
  • B. Nanotechnology Honours (2011)
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Wollongong
    Major: Computational Chemistry
    Supervision: Assoc. Prof. Haibo Yu
    Thesis: ”Development of a polarisable force field for Nafion”
Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Research data scientist and machine learning engineer; background in experimental physics, signals analysis, and software engineering; professional experience in technical consulting, business process automation, and data analytics; a passion for generative learning models and computational optimisation.

Phone
+61411231289
Location
210WS19, TETB
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Sen C; Hamer P; Soeriyadi A; Wright B; Wright M; Samadi A; Chen D; Stefani BV; Zhang D; Wu J; Jiang F; Hallam B; Abbott M, 2022, 'Impact of surface doping profile and passivation layers on surface-related degradation in silicon PERC solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111497
    Journal articles | 2022
    Vicari Stefani B; Wright M; Soeriyadi A; Chen D; Kim M; Wright B; Andronikov D; Nyapshaev I; Abolmasov S; Wilson G; Hallam B, 2022, 'Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells and p-type Crystalline Silicon Wafers: A Historical Perspective', Solar RRL, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202200449
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wright M; Soeriyadi A; Wright B; Andronikov D; Nyapshaev I; Abolmasov S; Abramov A; Hallam B, 2022, 'High-Intensity Illuminated Annealing of Industrial SHJ Solar Cells: A Pilot Study', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 12, pp. 267 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3122932
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wright M; Soeriyadi AH; Kim M; Wright B; Stefani BV; Andronikov D; Nyapshaev I; Abolmasov S; Abramov A; Bonilla RS; Hallam B, 2022, 'On the kinetics of high intensity illuminated annealing of n-type SHJ solar cells: 0.4%abs efficiency gain in one second', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2022.112039
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rauha ITS; Soeriyadi AH; Kim M; Yli-Koski M; Wright B; Vähänissi V; Hallam BJ; Savin H, 2021, 'Increased surface recombination in crystalline silicon under light soaking due to Cu contamination', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111360
    Journal articles | 2020
    Madumelu C; Wright B; Soeriyadi A; Wright M; Chen D; Hoex B; Hallam B, 2020, 'Investigation of light-induced degradation in N-Type silicon heterojunction solar cells during illuminated annealing at elevated temperatures', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 218, pp. 110752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110752
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wright B; Madumelu C; Soeriyadi A; Wright M; Hallam B, 2020, 'Evidence for a Light-Induced Degradation Mechanism at Elevated Temperatures in Commercial N-Type Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells', Solar RRL, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202000214
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sae-Kung C; Wright BF; Clarke TM; Wallace GG; Mozer AJ, 2019, 'Effects of Interfacial Layers on the Open Circuit Voltage of Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Devices Studied by Charge Extraction Techniques', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, pp. 21030 - 21041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b02850
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wright B; Nakajima Y; Clarke TM; Okuda K; Paananen H; Mozer AJ; Mori S, 2017, 'Quantifying Recombination Losses during Charge Extraction in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Using a Modified Charge Extraction Technique', Advanced Energy Materials, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201602026
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wright BF; Sunahara K; Furube A; Nattestad A; Clarke TM; Bazan GC; Azoulay JD; Mozer AJ, 2015, 'Driving Force Dependence of Electron Transfer Kinetics and Yield in Low-Band-Gap Polymer Donor-Acceptor Organic Photovoltaic Blends', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, pp. 12829 - 12837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01617
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Abdullah-Vetter Z; O' Kearney F; Dwivedi P; Lee Chin R; Wright B; Trupke T; Hameiri Z; O'kearney F, 2023, 'Predicting damp heat degradation in heterojunction modules using machine learning', Puerto Rico, presented at 50th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Puerto Rico, 12 June 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC48320.2023.10359614
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Abdullah-Vetter Z; Wright B; Lee Chin R; Trupke T; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Using latent ordinary differential equation neural networks to predict the degradation of heterojunction PV modules at the end of damp heat tests', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Abdullah-Vetter Z; Wright B; Trupke T; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Advanced analysis of internal quantum efficiency measurements of GaAs solar cells using machine learning', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Abdullah-Vetter Z, 2023, 'Predicting damp heat degradation in heterojunction modules using machine learning', Puerto Rico, presented at 50th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Puerto Rico, 12 June 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Andres J; Ocampo R; Bown O; Hill C; Pegram C; Schmidt A; Shave J; Wright B, 2023, 'The Human-Built Environment-Natural Environment Relation-An Immersive Multisensory Exploration with 'System of a Sound'', in International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI, pp. 8 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3581754.3584119
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2023
    Bown O; Shave J; Hill C; Wright B; Pegram C; Ocampo Blanco R; McFadden C; Krol S, 2023, Music of the Sails, Music of the Sails, Sydney Opera House, 01 October 2023 - 31 October 2024, medium: Generative audio visual work with live stream and projection mapping in dedicated room., at: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/birthday-festival/music-sails
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Javier GM; Bucquet H; Wright B; Zhu Y; Wu T-C; Trupke T; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'AI-driven extraction of spatially-resolved photoluminescence and series resistance from electroluminescence images', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Li Y; Wright B; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Distortion correction for real-world solar panel images based on deep learning', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Ocampo R; Andres J; Schmidt A; Pegram C; Shave J; Hill C; Wright B; Bown O, 2023, 'Using GPT-3 to Achieve Semantically Relevant Data Sonificiation for an Art Installation', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 212 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-29956-8_14
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Sarsour M; Wright B; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Photovoltaic module performance and degradation analysis', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Wright B; Petesic J; Dawson T; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Automated photovoltaic module quality assessment: defect identification and classification from luminescence images using machine learning', Puerto Rico, presented at 50th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Puerto Rico, 12 June 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Wright B; Sharma R; Petesic J; Dawson T; Hameiri Z, 2023, 'Automated photovoltaic module quality assessment from luminescence images: defect classification using unsupervised machine learning', Melbourne, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2023 - 07 December 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    2023, 'Enhancing luminescence images through deep learning-based point spread function correction'
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Abdullah-Vetter Z; Dwivedi P; Lee Chin R; Wright B; Trupke T; Hameiri Z, 2022, 'Using machine learning to predict the complete degradation of accelerated damp heat testing in just 10% of the time', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Philadelphia, USA, pp. 0472 - 0474, presented at 49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 06 June 2022 - 10 June 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc48317.2022.9938942
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Lima M; Wright B; Hameiri Z, 2022, 'Investigating the performance of non-standard cell configurations for reconfigurable solar modules under varying shading conditions', Nagoya, Japan, presented at 33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 13 November 2022
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2022
    Ocampo JR; Bown O; Pegram C; Shave J; Hill C; Wright B; Andres J; Scmidt A; Ocampo Blanco R, 2022, System of a Sound, AUSTRALIAN CYBERNETIC, ANU School of Cybernetics, 22 November 2022 - 02 December 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright B; Hallam B, 2022, 'Unsupervised Machine Learning for Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling LID Dynamics in SHJ Solar Cells', in AIP Conference Proceedings, AIP Publishing, presented at SiliconPV 2021, The 11th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0089218
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright B; Hameiri Z; Mozer A, 2022, 'Modelling the dynamics of charge extraction transients from organic photovoltaic devices using generative representation learning', Nagoya, Japan, presented at 33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 14 November 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright B; Hameiri Z, 2022, 'Machine learning-powered module end-of-life decision making based on luminescence images', Nagoya, Japan, presented at 33rd International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 14 November 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright B; Hameiri Z, 2022, 'Machine learning-powered module end-of-life decisions from luminescence images', Newcastle, Australia, presented at Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 29 November 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright B; Madumelu C; Soeriyadi A; Hallam B, 2022, 'Kinetics of Light-Induced Instability in Bifacial N-Type Silicon Heterojunctions', Lisbon, Portugal, presented at 11th International Workshop on Crystalline Silicon for Solar Cells (CSSC11), Lisbon, Portugal, 20 April 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Wright M; Chen R; Wright B; Soeriyadi A; Stefani BV; Zhang X; Hallam B, 2022, '0.3% Efficiency Improvement for n-PERT Solar Cells with Illuminated Hydrogenation Process', in AIP Conference Proceedings, AIP Publishing, presented at SiliconPV 2021, The 11th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0090522
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Wright B; Chandany S; Samadi A; Ciesla A; Abbott M, 2021, 'Influence of Dislocation Density on Light-Induced Degradation in PERC Cells: A Cast- Mono Ingot Study', Online Event, presented at 31st International PV Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-31), Online Event, 13 December 2021
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Heikkinen ITS; Wright B; Soeriyadi AH; Yli-Koski M; Kim M; Vahanissi V; Hallam BJ; Savin H, 2020, 'Can hydrogenation mitigate Cu-induced bulk degradation in silicon?', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2582 - 2585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300619
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Chen D; Hamer P; Ciesla A; Chan C; Chen R; Rougieux F; Liu S; Kim M; Samadi A; Wright B; Vargas C; Zhang X; Hameiri Z; Hao J; Wenham S; Abbott M; Hallam B, 2019, 'Hydrogen-Induced Degradation: An explanation of Light-and Elevated Temperature-Induced Degradation Mechanisms in n-and p-type Silicon', Leuven, Belgium, presented at 9thInternational Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics 2019, Leuven, Belgium, 08 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/27902
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Chen D; Hamer P; Kim M; Mullins J; Sen C; Khan M; Oshima T; Abe H; Liu S; Ciesla A; Chan C; Chen R; Rougieux F; Zhou Z; Wright B; Varshney U; Vicari Stefani B; Soeriyadi A; Vargas Castrillon C; Samadi A; Hameiri Z; zhang X; Jin H; Qi W; Abbott M; Chong C; Peaker A; Hallam B, 2019, 'Will LeTID remain a commercial problem? Evaluating the solutions and a possible root cause. (LeTID仍是一个商业难题吗?根源分析和问题解决)', Wuxi, China, presented at 18th Issue PV WE CLASS-Crystalline Silicon Advanced Technology and Materials Forum, Wuxi, China, 24 April 2019 - 24 May 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/27317
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Soeriyadi A; Weigand W; Wright B; Stefani BV; Wright M; Sen C; Chen D; Kim M; Holman Z; Hallam B, 2019, 'Elevating Low-Quality Silicon Wafers for High-Efficiency Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cell Applications', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 807 - 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980613
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Wright M; Kim M; Dexiang P; Xin X; Wenbin Z; Wright B; Hallam B, 2019, 'Multifunctional process to improve surface passivation and carrier transport in industrial N-type silicon heterojunction solar cells by 0.7% absolute', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5123882

  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) R&D Project Grant, "Machine learning applications for utility-scale PV", RG220681, Dec 2022
  • Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Industrial Collaboration Grant, "End-of-Life Classification of Solar Panels", Mar 2022

  • Winning Entry, 1st International Eurovision AI Song Contest, hosted by VPRO, Netherlands, May 2020; ”Beautiful the World” available at youtu.be/sAzULywAHUM; Australian team as collaboration between academics at RMIT and UNSW, and industry partner Uncanny Valley; personal contribution included developing raw audio and song structure generation capabilities with learning algorithms.

Current research at UNSW focuses on the study of electrochemical defect mechanisms in silicon photovoltaics; modelling state-space dynamics using generative representation learning to investigate underlying physical mechanisms; more broadly, utilising recent developments in machine learning to model complex dynamic systems.

My Research Supervision

  • Chukwuka Madumelu; secondary supervision of doctoral candidate in photovoltaic engineering, University of New South Wales, 2019-2022