Dr The Duong

Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: 02 6125 8297

Areas of expertise

  • Materials Engineering 0912
  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials 091202
  • Sensor Technology (Chemical Aspects) 030107

Research interests

  • perovskite solar cells, perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells
  • solar to hydrogen production
  • semiconductor gas sensors


The Duong completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering in Oregon, United States with the highest distinction. He worked for Intel for three years as Process/Equipment Engineer. During his PhD at the Australian Narional University, The Duong has achieved the highest efficiency of 26.4% for perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, which has been highlighted in many media and news. He was awarded the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability in 2017. After the PhD. The Duong has won two competitive Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Postdoc Fellowship grants to develop high efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. He has also expanded his research interest to solar to hydrogen production and semiconductor gas sensors. His work on direct solar-to-hydrogen generation was listed as one of the top 10 innovations by the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) in 2020. 

Researcher's projects

  • High efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells
  • Improve the operational stability of perovskite solar cells
  • Application of perovskites in gas sensing

Available student projects

  • Fabrication of perovskite films using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) methods
  • Perovskite solar cells for space applications
  • Low optical loss transparent contacts for perovskite top cells in perovkite-silicon tandem solar cells
  • EBIC characterization of perovskite solar cells
  • Day/nigh cycling stability of perovskite solar cells

Current student projects

  • Improving the efficiency of perovskite solar cells to 25% and beyond - PhD project
  • Flexible perovskite solar cells and perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cells for space applications - PhD project

Past student projects

  • Encapsulation of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells
  • Electrical modeling of perovskite solar cells
  • Optimization of tungsten doped indium oxide (IWO) transparent contact for semi-transparent perovskite solar cells


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  20 April 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers