I attended my local public high school, Taree High School, in NSW, Australia. I then studied both my undergraduate and PhD degree in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Following this, I undertook postdoctoral studies at UNSW Sydney on a project funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. In October 2021, I joined the Electronic and Interface Materials Laboratory (led by Prof Sebastian Bonilla) in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. At that time, I was working as a postdoc on an EPSRC funded project investigating charged oxide inversion layer solar cells. In August 2023, I began as a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow in the same research group at The University of Oxford.
I tutor the second year Semiconductor Materials and Devices course to first and second-year undergraduates at Queen’s and Mansfield. I also currently supervise two graduate (DPhil) students in the Department of Materials.
My research interests lie broadly in the field of solar energy – that is understanding how we can make solar cells better and how they could potentially degrade when in the field. My research career has spanned several fields within solar, my PhD dissertation studied the film composition of organic semiconductors for polymer solar cells, whilst my work over the past five years has focussed on silicon solar cells, the dominant commercial technology today. More specifically, my Marie Skłodowska Curie project focusses on tandem solar cells. When we stack two different materials together, it is possible to harvest the solar spectrum more effectively. However, the interface between the two materials must be carefully considered. My goal is to design interfacial materials that simultaneously allow for light to pass through and electricity to conduct in high efficiency tandem solar cells.
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