Dr Brendan Wright
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Brendan Wright

  • 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”
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.

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, vol. 235, pp. 111497 - 111497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111497
    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, vol. 12, pp. 267 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3122932
    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, vol. 232, pp. 111360 - 111360, 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, vol. 218, 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, 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, vol. 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, vol. 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, vol. 119, pp. 12829 - 12837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01617
  • 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 Posters | 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
    Conference Presentations | 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)', presented at 18th Issue PV WE CLASS-Crystalline Silicon Advanced Technology and Materials Forum, Wuxi, China, 24 April 2019 - 24 May 2019
    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 Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Industrial Collaboration Grant, May 2022
    Project: "SunCable’s Big Data: Development of advanced methods to analysis large amounts of electrical and weather data"

  • 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.