Scientia Professor Martin Green

Scientia Professor Martin Green

Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Martin Green is Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, involving several other Australian Universities and research groups. His group's contributions to photovoltaics are well known and include holding the record for silicon solar cell efficiency for 30 of the last 39 years, described as one of the “Top Ten” Milestones in the history of solar photovoltaics. The PERC solar cell that he invented in 1983 and his team developed to its full potential accounted for 91.2% of worldwide silicon solar module production in 2021 (CPIA).

Major international awards include the 1999 Australia Prize, the 2002 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award, the 2016 Ian Wark Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, the prestigious Global Energy Prize in 2018 and the 2021 Japan Prize.


Research Interests

  • Semiconductor Device physics
  • Novel Semiconductor devices
  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
  • Silicon Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaic module design
  • Photovoltaic device fabrication and characterisation
  • Semiconductor device modelling
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Thin film crustalline silicon photovoltaic devices
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Office Location:Room 108, Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Books | 2003
    Green MA, 2003, Third Generation Photovoltaics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany,
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Green MA, 2018, 'Chapter I-2-B High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cell Concepts', in McEvoy's Handbook of Photovoltaics, Elsevier, pp. 95 - 128,
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Yuan X; Li J; Huang J; Yan C; Cui X; Sun K; Cong J; He M; Wang A; He G; Mahboubi Soufiani A; Jiang J; Zhou S; Stride JA; Hoex B; Green M; Hao X, 2022, '10.3% Efficient Green Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Enabled by Liquid-Phase Promoted Grain Growth', Small, vol. 18,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cho Y; Bing J; Kim HD; Li Y; Zheng J; Tang S; Green MA; Wakamiya A; Huang S; Ohkita H; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2021, 'Immediate and Temporal Enhancement of Power Conversion Efficiency in Surface-Passivated Perovskite Solar Cells', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 39178 - 39185,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cho Y; Kim HD; Zheng J; Bing J; Li Y; Zhang M; Green MA; Wakamiya A; Huang S; Ohkita H; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2021, 'Elucidating Mechanisms behind Ambient Storage-Induced Efficiency Improvements in Perovskite Solar Cells', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 6, pp. 925 - 933,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lee M; Choi E; Soufiani AM; Lim J; Kim M; Chen D; Green MA; Seidel J; Lim S; Kim J; Dai X; Lee‐Chin R; Zheng B; Hameiri Z; Park J; Hao X; Yun JS, 2021, 'Enhanced hole-carrier selectivity in wide bandgap halide perovskite PV devices for indoor IoT applications', Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 2008908 - 2008908,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Wen X; Sheng R; Ho-Baillie AWY; Benda A; Woo S; Ma Q; Huang S; Green MA, 2014, 'Morphology and carrier extraction study of organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite by one- and two-photon fluorescence microscopy', Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 5, pp. 3849 - 3853,
  • Conference Papers | 1994
    Shi Z; Zhang W; Zheng GF; Chin VL; Stephens A; Green MA; Bergmann R, 1994, 'Effects of solvent and dopant impurities on the performance of LPE silicon solar cells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1339 - 1342