Dr Catherine Chan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Catherine Chan

Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Catherine received her PhD in Photovoltaic Engineering in 2014 at UNSW in the area of novel laser processes for silicon solar cells. While completing her PhD, Dr. Chan worked as part of the UNSW Technology Transfer Team, commercialising UNSW’s laser doped selective emitter (LDSE) and advanced hydrogenation technologies.

She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at UNSW working on crystalline silicon solar cell research and development. Her research interests include advanced hydrogen passivation of defects in silicon, and understanding light-induced degradation in both mono and multi-crystalline solar cells. Her work has led to the development of industrial tools to mitigate light-induced degradation (LID) in commercial silicon solar cells, with several of these tools now available on the market and being used in production to fabricate LID-free cells. Catherine is an inventor on >10 patents and has published >70 research papers.

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  • Conference Presentations | 2018
    Chen D; Hamer P; Kim M; Bourett-Sicotte G; Liu S; Ciesla A; Chan C; Chen R; Fung TH; Vargas C; Ye Q; Abbott M; Hallam BJ; Wenham SR, 2018, 'Hydrogen Induced Degradation : A Possible Mechanism for Light and Elevated Temperature Induced Degradation (LeTID) in n-type Silicon', Vol. 185, pp. 174 - 182, presented at 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Lausanne Switzerland, 19 March 2018 - 18 May 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2018.05.034
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hallam BJ; Hamer PG; Wang S; Song L; Nampalli N; Abbott MD; Chan CE; Lu D; Wenham AM; Mai L; Borojevic N; Li A; Chen D; Kim MY; Azmi A; Wenham S, 2015, 'Advanced Hydrogenation of Dislocation Clusters and Boron-oxygen Defects in Silicon Solar Cells', in Energy Procedia, pp. 799 - 809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.113
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Lu PHD; Hallam B; Chan C; Wenham A; Abbott M; Chen D; Kim MY; Mai L; Wang S; Borojevic N; Chong CM; Wenham S, 2015, '19.1 % laser-doped selective emitter P-type multi-crystalline UMG silicon solar cell', in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355746