Dr Kylie Catchpole
Areas of expertise
- Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
- Photonics And Electro Optical Engineering (Excl. Communications) 090606
- Electrical And Electronic Engineering 0906
Novel solar cells, especially new materials and nanophotonics for photovoltaics, surface plasmons, light trapping.
For further information visit: http://sun.anu.edu.au/nanostructures
Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole is at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University. Her research interests are in nanotechnology for solar cell applications. She has a physics degree from the ANU, winning a University Medal, and a PhD from the ANU. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales and the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam. She has published over 70 papers, which have been cited over 2500 times to date. Her work on plasmonic solar cells has been featured in the news sections of Science magazine and The Economist and in 2010 her work on nanophotonic light trapping was listed as one of MIT Technology Review’s ‘10 most important emerging technologies’. In 2011 she was an episode winner on ABC TV's 'New Inventors'. She currently leads the nanostructures for photovoltaics group at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems.
- Nanophotonic tandem designs for high efficiency solar cells (Primary Investigator)
- Nanophotonics for strong absorption in extremely thin solar cells - moving beyond silicon (Primary Investigator)
- Advanced Sliver Solar Cells (Secondary Investigator)
- Photonic structures for high efficiency, low cost solar cells (Primary Investigator)