Dr Kean Chern Fong

PhD Engineering (Photovoltaics)
Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: (+61) 02 61252153

Areas of expertise

  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
  • Photovoltaic Power Systems 400808

Research interests

Characterisation of Silicon Solar Cells:
- Measurement and understanding of solar cell IV curves
- Measurement and understanding losses in silicon solar cells

Simulation and Modelling of Silicon solar cells:
- 2D and 3D simulation of silicon solar cells
- Modeling of highly doped silicon region
- Solar cell loss analysis

Solar Cell fabrication:
- Design, optimisation and fabrication of back contact solar cells
- Advanced solar cell designs
- Design optimisation of silicon solar cells


Kean Chern received his Bachelor's degree with first class honours in Electronics Engineering from Multimedia Unviersity, Malaysia in 2005, and his PhD degree in Engineering (Photovoltaics) from the Australian National University, Australia in 2012. He was a Test Engineer at Intel Corporation between 2005 to 2008 developing test libraries for Intel multi-core processors and chipsets. 

He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University conducting research in the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, developing high efficiency interdigitated back contact solar cells, and conducting research in characterisation and modelling of silicon solar cells.

Current student projects

I am looking for highly motivated PhD candidates in numerous PhD projects in the field of Silicon Photovoltaic Engineering, to develop novel advanced manufacturing technologies that will bring about transformative change to the PV industry. 

Multiple PhD topics are available in the fields of high efficiency Si solar cells and various novel passivated contact technologies.

Some of many possible PhD topics:

  • https://cecs.anu.edu.au/research/research-projects/novel-passivated-polysilicon-contacts-high-efficiency-solar-cells-phd
  • https://cecs.anu.edu.au/research/research-projects/next-generation-industrial-bifacial-silicon-solar-cells

Contact directly with your CV to initiate discussions regarding opportunities for PhD scholarships.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  15 June 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers