Dr Zhuangyi Zhou
Research Associate

Dr Zhuangyi Zhou

2022: PhD in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering from UNSW, Sydney.

2018: MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology from the University of Manchester, UK.

Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

I am currently a postdoc research fellow in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering, working on silicon space solar cells.

I obtained my PhD from UNSW in the field of photovoltaics and semiconductor materials, under supervision of Dr. Fiacre Rougieux. My thesis research focused on the electronic properties of defects in silicon solar cells, mainly using advanced characterisation techniques such as Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy.

Characterisation of silicon materials and silicon solar cells, using advanced measurement methods e.g., DLTS, µ-PL, FTIR, and lifetime spectroscopy for defect studies:

    Striation Defects in n-type Silicon

    Metallic Impurities in Silicon

    Boron-oxygen Light Induced Degradation Defects

    Light- and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation Defects in Float-Zone Silicon