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Dr Ziv Hameiri - ziv.hameiri@unsw.edu.au

14 December - December 14, 2017
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About Professor Albert Polman

Professor Albert Polman is the 2017 Frew Fellow and in addition to providing the Frew Lecture at the (ANZCOP) in New Zealand, the Frew Fellow is also invited to visit universities and research institutions in Australia. As part of this visit Professor Polman has offered to undertake a number of Frew lectures.

Professor Polman is program leader of the “Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials” program at the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Polman's research group focuses on nanophotovoltaics, the study of light management at the nanoscale to realize solar cells with ultra-high efficiency that can be made at low costs.

Professor Polman is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the MRS, OSA, and recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016), the EPS Research into the Science of Light Prize (2017), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society (2014), the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2014), the ENI Renewable Energy Award (2012), and the MRS Materials Innovation and Characterization Award (2012). Professor Polman is co-founder of Delmic BV, that brings on the market an instrument for angle-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy developed in his group.

About the lecture

Light management in photovoltaic materials

Professor Polman will review his recent work on the use of nanopatterend metasurfaces to improve the performance of solar cells. He will describe novel nanoscale light coupling and light trapping geometries improving thin-film CIGS cells and enabling a large reduction in their thickness. He will describe light trapping geometries for (ultra-thin) Si IBC cells and will introduce the concept of metagratings composed of resonant light scatterers forming a grating for improved light scattering in the ray optics limit. He will describe the use of metal nanowires as transparent conductors and his recent work on the use of dielectric nanoscatterers to create colored or white photovoltaics using Si HIT cells. He will also present progress on two ongoing collaborative projects between UNSW and AMOLF and present some ideas for potential future collaborations.

Lecture dates:

  • 14 December 2017 - University of New South Wales Sydney -TETB building, room LG03 - 12:00pm - 13:00pm

About the Award

The Frew Fellowship was initiated in 1970 through a personal donation from Mr G S V Frew, Chair of Varian Techtron Pty Ltd. Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to participate in the Australian Spectroscopy Conferences and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Conferences are held biennially. Since 2015 the Australian Optical Society have generously matched the Academy's funding support to this Fellowship.

The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

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Contact Information

Dr Ziv Hameiri - ziv.hameiri@unsw.edu.au

12:00 PM December 14, 2017

2017 Frew Fellowship Lecture—UNSW

About Professor Albert Polman

Professor Albert Polman is the 2017 Frew Fellow and in addition to providing the Frew Lecture at the 2017 Australia New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) in New Zealand, the Frew Fellow is also invited to visit universities and research institutions in Australia. As part of this visit Professor Polman has offered to undertake a number of Frew lectures.

Professor Polman is program leader of the “Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials” program at the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Polman's research group focuses on nanophotovoltaics, the study of light management at the nanoscale to realize solar cells with ultra-high efficiency that can be made at low costs.

Professor Polman is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the MRS, OSA, and recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016), the EPS Research into the Science of Light Prize (2017), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society (2014), the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2014), the ENI Renewable Energy Award (2012), and the MRS Materials Innovation and Characterization Award (2012). Professor Polman is co-founder of Delmic BV, that brings on the market an instrument for angle-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy developed in his group.

About the lecture

Light management in photovoltaic materials

Professor Polman will review his recent work on the use of nanopatterend metasurfaces to improve the performance of solar cells. He will describe novel nanoscale light coupling and light trapping geometries improving thin-film CIGS cells and enabling a large reduction in their thickness. He will describe light trapping geometries for (ultra-thin) Si IBC cells and will introduce the concept of metagratings composed of resonant light scatterers forming a grating for improved light scattering in the ray optics limit. He will describe the use of metal nanowires as transparent conductors and his recent work on the use of dielectric nanoscatterers to create colored or white photovoltaics using Si HIT cells. He will also present progress on two ongoing collaborative projects between UNSW and AMOLF and present some ideas for potential future collaborations.

Lecture dates:

About the Award

The Frew Fellowship was initiated in 1970 through a personal donation from Mr G S V Frew, Chair of Varian Techtron Pty Ltd. Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to participate in the Australian Spectroscopy Conferences and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Conferences are held biennially. Since 2015 the Australian Optical Society have generously matched the Academy's funding support to this Fellowship.

The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

University of New South Wales Sydney,Anzac Parade, Sydney New South Wales

© 2017 Australian Academy of Science

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