Dr Jessica Yajie Jiang
Senior Lecturer

Dr Jessica Yajie Jiang

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

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, characterization and testing all of which is supported by advanced computer simulation. To date, she has won >13million project funds for research and development. She also serves as editor for IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, and co-founded 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, characterization, high efficiency III-V photovoltaics, concentrator photovoltaics, spectrum splitting, perovskite technology, BIPV&VIPV. Her main research interests are:

  • Super-efficient coloured PV for buildings and vehicles
  • Advanced metallization for Si solar cells
  • > 30% Si PV using Singlet Fission
  • Landmark 50% efficient spectrum splitting solar module
  • Reducing PV module operating temperature for improved efficiency and durability
Location
Room 315, Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB) UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Pearce PM; Halme J; Jiang JY; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2024, 'Efficiency limits and design principles for multi-junction coloured photovoltaics', Energy and Environmental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3ee03337f
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zeng Y; Song N; Lim S; Keevers M; Wu Y; Yang Z; Pillai S; Jiang JY; Green M, 2023, 'Comparative durability study of commercial inner-pore antireflection coatings and alternative dense coatings', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2022.112122
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhou Z; Tkachenko S; Bahl P; Tavener D; de Silva C; Timchenko V; Jiang JY; Keevers M; Green M, 2022, 'Passive PV module cooling under free convection through vortex generators', Renewable Energy, 190, pp. 319 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.03.133
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jiang Y; Nielsen MP; Baldacchino AJ; Green MA; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY; Schmidt TW; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Singlet fission and tandem solar cells reduce thermal degradation and enhance lifespan', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 29, pp. 899 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3405
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhou Z; Jiang Y; Ekins-Daukes N; Keevers M; Green MA, 2021, 'Optical and Thermal Emission Benefits of Differently Textured Glass for Photovoltaic Modules', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 131 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3033390
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jiang Y; Keevers MJ; Pearce P; Ekins-Daukes N; Green MA, 2019, 'Design of an intermediate Bragg reflector within triple-junction solar cells for spectrum splitting applications', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 193, pp. 259 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.01.011
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zheng J; Lau CFJ; Mehrvarz H; Ma FJ; Jiang Y; Deng X; Soeriyadi A; Kim J; Zhang M; Hu L; Cui X; Lee DS; Bing J; Cho Y; Chen C; Green MA; Huang S; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2018, 'Large area efficient interface layer free monolithic perovskite/homo-junction-silicon tandem solar cell with over 20% efficiency', Energy and Environmental Science, 11, pp. 2432 - 2443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee00689j
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sheng R; Hörantner MT; Wang Z; Jiang Y; Zhang W; Agosti A; Huang S; Hao X; Ho-Baillie A; Green M; Snaith HJ, 2017, 'Monolithic Wide Band Gap Perovskite/Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells with Organic Recombination Layers', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, pp. 27256 - 27262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05517
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiang Y; Almansouri I; Huang S; Young T; Li Y; Peng Y; Hou Q; Spiccia L; Bach U; Cheng YB; Green MA; Ho-Baillie A, 2016, 'Optical analysis of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, pp. 5679 - 5689, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6tc01276k
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2016, 'Grain boundary effects on the optical constants and Drude relaxation times of silver films', Journal of Applied Physics, 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4972471
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2016, 'Realistic Silver Optical Constants for Plasmonics', Scientific Reports, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep30605
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiang Y; Soufiani AM; Gentle A; Huang F; Ho-Baillie A; Green MA, 2016, 'Temperature dependent optical properties of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite by spectroscopic ellipsometry', Applied Physics Letters, 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4941710
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiang Y; Wen X; Benda A; Sheng R; Ho-Baillie AWY; Huang S; Huang F; Cheng YB; Green MA, 2016, 'Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy study of organic lead halide perovskite', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 151, pp. 102 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.03.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sheng R; Wen X; Huang S; Hao X; Chen S; Jiang Y; Deng X; Green MA; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2016, 'Photoluminescence characterisations of a dynamic aging process of organic-inorganic CH3NH3PbBr3 perovskite', Nanoscale, 8, pp. 1926 - 1931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5nr07993d
    Journal articles | 2015
    Green MA; Jiang Y; Soufiani AM; Ho-Baillie A, 2015, 'Optical Properties of Photovoltaic Organic-Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, pp. 4774 - 4785, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01865
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jiang Y; Green MA; Sheng R; Ho-Baillie A, 2015, 'Optical modelling data for room temperature optical properties of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites', Data in Brief, 3, pp. 201 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2015.03.004
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jiang Y; Green MA; Sheng R; Ho-Baillie A, 2015, 'Room temperature optical properties of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 137, pp. 253 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2015.02.017
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2015, 'Re-evaluation of literature values of silver optical constants', Optics Express, 23, pp. 2133 - 2144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.002133
  • Preprints | 2020
    Jiang Y; Nielsen MP; Baldacchino AJ; Green MA; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY; Schmidt TW; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2020, Singlet fission and tandem solar cells reduce thermal degradation and enhance lifespan, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2003.05565
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Jiang Y; Keevers MJ; Green MA, 2018, 'Design of Bragg Reflector in GaInP/GaInAs/Ge Triple-junction Solar Cells for Spectrum Splitting Applications', in 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE, HI, Waikoloa, pp. 0901 - 0904, presented at 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, HI, Waikoloa, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000469200400206&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Jiang Y; Keevers MJ; Green MA, 2018, 'Design of Bragg Reflector in GaInP/GaInAs/Ge Triple-junction Solar Cells for Spectrum Splitting Applications', in 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC, pp. 901 - 904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548129
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Jiang Y; Johnson CM; Reece PJ; Yang Y; Li Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Porous Silicon Omnidirectional Bragg Reflector for Si Solar Cells', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Re-interpretation of Silver Optical Constants for Plasmonic Applications', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Re-interpretation of silver optical constants for plasmonic applications', in Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Re-interpretation of silver optical constants for plasmonic applications', in Optics for Solar Energy, OSE 2014, Optical Society of America (OSA), Canberra Australia, presented at Optics for Solar Energy 2014, Canberra Australia, 01 December 2014 - 01 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/E2.2014.JW6A.21
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Jiang Y; Pillai S; Green MA, 2014, 'Re-interpretation of silver optical constants for plasmonic applications', in Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2014

  • CI & Project manager, ARENA project, $4.5M, 2023-2028, “Rear-Junction p-type PERC/TOPCon Hybrid Solar Cells (RJ-PERP)”
  • CI & Stream lead, ARENA project, $5.8M, 2023-2028, “Low-cost >30% Efficient Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Cells Achieved through Singlet Fission”
  • Lead CI, ACAP X-project, $60,000, 2022, “High Efficiency Coloured PV based-on Highly Luminous Perovskite Quantum Dots”
  • Lead CI, ACAP Collaboration Grants Round 6, $70,000, 2021-2022, “Super-efficient coloured PV for vehicles”
  • CI, ACAP Collaboration Grants Round 6, $70,000, 2021-2022, “Development of III-V cells on GaAs & InP for a 50% efficient spectrum splitting CPV receiver”
  • Lead CI, ACAP Infrastructure grant, $359,550, 2021-2022, “Infrared-Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer”
  • CI, ACAP X-project, $50,000, 2021-2022, “Demonstration of Vehicle Integrated Solar Power Generation”
  • Lead CI, Materials & Manufacturing Futures Institute Seed grant, $20,000, “Coloured glass for high efficiency vehicle integrated solar modules”
  • CI, ARENA project, $ 2.12M, 2020-2022, “Reduced Solar Module Temperature”
  • CI, UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute 2020 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, $20,000, 2020, “Autonomous Data-Sensing to Enable the Smart Energy Revolution”
  • CI, Contract Research, $102,000, 2020-2022, “Enhancing the performance of photovoltaic panels by phase change inhibited materials”
  • Lead CI, ACAP Collaboration Grants Round 4, $70,000, 2018-2020, “High efficiency spectrum splitting CPV receiver using a triple-junction solar cell with internal Bragg reflector”
  • Lead CI, ACAP Postdoctoral Fellowship, $410,000, 2018-2020, “Practical 50% efficient spectrum splitting CPV receivers using intermediate Bragg reflectors”
  • Lead CI, ARENA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, $96,924, 2015-2016, “Characterisation of light distribution within silicon solar cells”
  • Lead CI, UNSW Faculty Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship, $12,036, 2015