Dr Heping Shen

PhD in Material Science and Engineering
Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Areas of expertise

  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
  • Materials Engineering 0912
  • Nanotechnology 1007

Research interests

Material and technologies for high-efficiency and low cost photovoltaics: perovskite, Si/perovskite tandem solar cell


Dr. Heping Shen is a senior research fellow working in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University. She completed her PhD at Tsinghua University in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014. In 2012, she was a visiting Scholar in Weizmann Institute of Science. Her work on solar fuel was selected as one of the top 10 innovations by the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) hosted by the government of Japan in 2020. She was selected in the 10% for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Australia & New Zealand for Women in Science Fellowship.

Her research interests lie in the solar cell, solar fuel and energy storage. At the ANU, she is co-leading a team focusing on Si/perovskite tandem solar cell research, involving 4 other postdoc researchers, 1 PhD and 1 Master students. 

She has been awarded a total grant funding of >AUD15M. She collaborates extensively with industry and universities in Australia and overseas.


I am continuously seeking for talented and highly motivated graduate students to join my team. Interested candidates with the background of science/engineering backgrounds (Chemistry Physics, Material, or related disciplines) should contact me via email (heping.shen@anu.edu.au) including a 2-page resume (pdf) and a short description (< 300 words) of research they would be interested in undertaking.


Researcher's projects

  • High efficiency, low cost Si/perovskite tandem solar cell
  • Stability invesitigation of peovskite technology


Current student projects

  • Monolithic two-terminal perovskite/Si tandem solar cell
  • Stability of perovskite solar cell


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