Dr. Chandany Sen is a post-doctoral research fellow in the school of photovoltaic and renewable energy engineering (SPREE) at UNSW Sydney, Australia. She completed her master’s degree in 2012 at Inha University, South Korea, and PhD early this year at UNSW Sydney. Her master’s degree focused on improving the electrical and optical properties of the a-Si:H and a‑SiC:H layers to enhance the performance of silicon tandem solar cells. In her PhD, she worked on understanding and mitigating bulk- and surface-related defects in commercial silicon PERC solar cells and successfully developed several techniques to eliminate light- and elevated temperature-induced degradation (LeTID) in mc-Si PERC cells. These outstanding results have led her to receive two invited journals to directly publish her work in the Journal of Photovoltaics (IEEE-JPV) and Solar Energy Material & Solar Cells (Solmat) Journal Elsevier. She has also been invited as a key-note speaker at Silicon PV 2019 and won the best abstract and paper awards.

In May 2021, she joined Prof. Bram Hoex’s group and worked closely with Dr. Malcolm Abbott, Senior Research Fellow, on understanding and mitigating the reliability and stability issues in silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells/modules.