Professor Gavin Conibeer

Professor Gavin Conibeer

Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Deputy Head of School (Education)

Executive Research Director of the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence.

Deputy Director Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research

Teaching Areas

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Biomass and Bioenergy

  • Advanced Photovoltaics Manufacturing

Research Interests

  • Third Generation Photovoltaics
  • Hot Carrier cooling in semiconductors
  • Phonon dispersion modulation in nanostructures
  • High Efficiency thermoelectric devices
  • Band gap engineering in quantum dot nanostructures
  • Up and down conversion for photvoltaics
  • Photoelectrochemical generation of hydrogen
  • Solar fuels
  • Photovoltaics for use in Space 
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Office Location: 245 Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Y; Jia X; Liu S; Zhang B; Lin K; Zhang J; Conibeer G, 2021, 'A review on thermalization mechanisms and prospect absorber materials for the hot carrier solar cells', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 225, pp. 111073 - 111073,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cao W; Zhang Z; Patterson R; Lin Y; Wen X; Veetil BP; Zhang P; Zhang Q; Shrestha S; Conibeer G; Huang S, 2016, 'Quantification of hot carrier thermalization in PbS colloidal quantum dots by power and temperature dependent photoluminescence spectroscopy', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 90846 - 90855,
    Journal articles | 2007
    Conibeer GJ; Richards BS, 2007, 'A comparison of PV/electrolyser and photoelectrolytic technologies for use in solar to hydrogen energy storage systems', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 32, pp. 2703 - 2711,