Associate Professor Klaus Weber

BEng (U.Adelaide), PhD (ANU)
College of Engineering & Computer Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 9734

Areas of expertise

  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
  • Electrical And Electronic Engineering 0906
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) 090608

Biography

Klaus Weber is Associate Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the ANU. He co-invented and developed several thin film cell technologies including SLIVER technology, for which he was closely involved in the commercial development including the current ARENA project (formerly with Transform Solar).

He is a recipient of the Weeks Award by the International Solar Energy Society and the Alan Walsh Medal for Service to Industry by the Australian Institute of Physics. His work on SLIVER technology received numerous other awards including the Banksia Award and the Aichi World Expo Global Eco-Tech 100 award. He has authored over 250 journal and conference publications.

His research is focoused on facilitating the commercial application of new technologies by addressing key materials and device challenges. He has worked with a number of companies including photovoltaic panel manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. 

Available student projects

Projects are available in the area of solar cells which covers material synthesis, characterisation, device fabrication and measurements. For most of these projects, some background in semiconductores (e.g. having done ENGN3334 Semiconductors) would be highly beneficial.

Projects are also available that focus on encapsulation of solar cells, which do not need an understanding of semiconductors.

Additional projects are available looking at broader energy and climate change issues. The exact topic can be determined in discussion with the individual student. They would be suitable for a student completing the Renewable Energy Systems major. 

 

 

 

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