Minh Triet Nguyen
University of New South Wales
Title of PhD: Improving Energy Efficiency using Excitonic Systems
Supervisors: Associate Professor Dane McCamey (primary supervisor), Professor Timothy Schmidt (joint supervisor) and Professor Nicholas Ekins Daukes (mentor)
Triet is a postgraduate student at the University of New South Wales, Australia and currently working as a PhD with Associate Professor Dane McCamey.
His research aims to integrate active organic materials, which support multiexciton processes, into Germanium/Silicon solar cell device architectures to improve photovoltaic efficiency, which approach the limit set out by Shockley-Queisser theory. The materials used in research project can perform both singlet fission and triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion. However, these materials require the incorporation into device structures.
Triet hopes to develop the techniques, which allow these materials to be incorporated into devices, to maintain long operational lifetimes.
Master of Science in Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon Campus, South Korea.
Bachelor of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Research theme: Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion.