PVSAT-16 Invited Speakers

Dr Heather Yates - University of Salford

TBC
My research involves chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of both III-V semiconductors and various oxides (or metals). The atmospheric-pressure CVD systems employ thermal, flame and plasma technologies, and multiple precursor delivery technologies including flash evaporation and aerosol. These are all capable of scale-up and integration into industrial processes. They are used for producing tailored thin film coatings with added value functional properties. CVD technology can be adapted to meet a range of nanostructured coating and surface structures which include abrasion resistant, biocidal, conductive, anti-reflection, thermochromic and hydrophobic materials. One particular use is for increased solar cell efficiency via design of CVD equipment and optimisation of the layers which make up the cells.


Dr Marcel Placidi - IREC 
TBC
Biography to follow.


Dr Ziv Hameiri - UNSW
TBC
Ziv Hameiri received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel in 2005 (Graduated Summa Cum Laude). He was awarded his PhD by the University of New South Wales (School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering) in March 2011 for a thesis entitled Laser-Doped Selective Emitter and Local Back Surface Field Solar Cells with Rear Passivation. He was a Research Fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore between 2011 and 2014, where his research focused on characterisation of silicon wafers and solar cells using photoluminescence and on development of high-efficiency industrial solar cells.


Dr William Swan - Energy House Laboratories
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I am currently the Director of Energy House Laboratories, leading all the energy and buildings work in the University of Salford. This is currently a team of 16 people and growing and covers in the following areas: Energy House, Smart Meters Smart Homes Lab, Thermal Lab, Fieldwork Team, Modelling, data Analytics and Building Performance. We are industry focused and have a wide portfolio of commercial partners, as well as working with regional and national government. In addition we have a high profile in the media and have presented our work on the BBC, Sky News, Reuters, and MSNBC, as well as national radio and press.