Dr Jessica Yajie Jiang is a Senior Lecturer at School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE). She completed her PhD on investigating optical properties of photovoltaic materials: silver and perovskite under the supervision of Professor Martin A. Green in University of New South Wales (UNSW), in 2015. After completion of her PhD, she has been a full-time postdoctoral researcher at UNSW. She was awarded Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) postdoc fellowship in 2015 and Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) research fellowship in 2017. She has consistently innovated in her research to enhance the performance of solar cells and modules through a rigorous understanding of their optical, electrical and thermal properties. Her research addresses both material synthesis, cell and module fabrication, characterisation and testing all of which is supported by advanced computer simulation. To date, she has won >13million project funds for research and development. She is also a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of a UNSW spin-out company EnerJIN to manufacture an autonomous multifunction sensor for photovoltaics application.
Her research areas expand in a variety of topics, such as Si solar cells & modules, charcterisation, high efficiency III-V photovoltaics, concentrator photovoltaics, spectrum splitting, perovskite technology, BIPV&VIPV. Her main research interests are: