Mr Kean Thong   Khoo
Casual Academic

Mr Kean Thong Khoo

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Kean Khoo is a PhD candidate in the School of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering in UNSW. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in UNSW in 2016. His research interest lies in the development of high-efficiency solar cells, focusing on the properties thin metal oxide structures as selective carrier contacts to improve passivation. The primary method used to conduct this research is the implementation of atomic layer deposition (ALD). ALD allows for the deposition of complex nanostructures, which opens many avenues of material investigation for the synthesis of new contacts. His research will also involve the adaptation of lab-based ALD process into an industrial pilot line.

Tyree Energy Technologies Building 123WS10
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Tong J; Le TT; Liang W; Hossain MA; McIntosh KR; Narangari P; Armand S; Kho TC; Khoo KT; Zakaria Y; Abdallah AA; Surve S; Ernst M; Hoex B; Fong KC, 2021, 'Impact of Pregrown SiOxon the Carrier Selectivity and Thermal Stability of Molybdenum-Oxide-Passivated Contact for Si Solar Cells', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 36426 - 36435,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang Y; Kong C; Davidsen RS; Scardera G; Duan L; Khoo KT; Payne DNR; Hoex B; Abbott M, 2020, '3D characterisation using plasma FIB-SEM: A large-area tomography technique for complex surfaces like black silicon', Ultramicroscopy, vol. 218,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hossain MA; Khoo KT; Cui X; Poduval GK; Zhang T; Li X; Li WM; Hoex B, 2020, 'Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review', Nano Materials Science, vol. 2, pp. 204 - 226,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lee CY; Deng S; Zhang T; Cui X; Khoo KT; Kim K; Hoex B, 2018, 'Evaluating the impact of thermal annealing on c -Si/Al2O3 interface: Correlating electronic properties to infrared absorption', AIP Advances, vol. 8,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lee CY; Wang S; Cui X; Zhang T; Deng R; Khoo KT; Hoex B, 2018, 'Improving the Silicon Surface Passivation by Aluminum Oxide Grown Using a Non-Pyrophoric Aluminum Precursor', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 12,
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Zhang T; Hossain MA; Khoo KT; Lee C; Zakaria Y; Abdallah AA; Hoex B, 2019, 'Atomic Layer Deposited AlxNiyO as Hole Selective Contact for Silicon Solar Cells', in 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 2338 - 2341,