Welcome to Season 5 Episode 2
This is another mini-episode in the lead up to World Engineering Day 2021. In this episode we speak to Dr Xiaojing Hao about her work in energy and finding ways to boost the world’s solar power. Imagine if your mobile, or car, or building could become a solar panel and actually generate enough energy to run itself.
There are lots of scientists and engineers working on how to integrate the solar panel into different areas
About Xiaojing Hao
Dr Xiaojing Hao is the Scientia Associate Professor, Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
Xiaojing is a world leader in thin film photovoltaic solar cells; particularly in utilising green semiconductor materials to harvest sunlight for electricity generation. She received her Ph.D. degree from UNSW in 2010. Her research focuses on the design of thin film solar cells and tandem solar cells, and the development of thin film energy materials for solar fuel applications.
Her research on emerging thin film light harvesting materials and silicon-based tandem solar cells has attracted >$24 million external research funding.
Xiaojing has published 145 peer-reviewed journal papers in top journals such as three articles in Nature Energy. Her academic excellence is evidenced by several prestigious awards, such as NSW Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering in 2018, Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers in 2019, Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science (Physical Scientist of the year) in 2020.
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