I am a theoretical physicist pioneering creative solutions to tackle the world’s energy crisis. During my PhD I will use innovative theoretical techniques, that I have developed, to better understand and accelerate the efficient and economic design of innovative materials involved in energy conversion and storage, including next-generation solar cells.
I believe solar technologies have an important role to play in tackling the challenge of climate change, and that our sunny home, Australia, has a huge strategic advantage to benefit from solar energy. I also have a passion for STEM education and communication, and helping my students find joy in problem solving and understanding how the world around them works.
When I’m not at university or in the classroom, you can find me at the beach, on the sporting field, at a campground, or in the kitchen recreating my favourite food, coffee or beer.
Skills & Expertise
- Solar Cell Physics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Materials Chemistry
- Computer Programming
- STEM Education
"When I was 8 I wanted to grow up and be the captain of the Australian Cricket Team."
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