Guo Li is a current PhD student under Prof. Bram Hoex in the School of Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Engineering (SPREE) in UNSW. In 2021, he received an “Excellence Award” for his performance in Master degree of Engineering Science in Photovoltaic and Solar Energy in UNSW. Back in 2018, He completed his bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Material and Physics from Southwest University, in China. During his college study, he was also involved in a series of first-principles Density Functional Theory (DFT) studies of electronic properties and charge transfer mechanism of Organic Solar Cell (OSC) donor material.
His research interest current lies in the fabrication and development of high-performance passivated solar cells, especially, TOPCon solar cells. To further improve the efficiency of silicon solar cells, TOPCon or POLO junction is able to impede the transportation of minority carriers while allowing the majority carriers to go through. Therefore, it is an ideal contact to hind the recombination in the solar cells and hence, push the efficiency to its upper limit.