After receiving her Bachelor of Physics from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Atom moved to Sydney to further her postgraduate study in Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy. She completed her coursework based postgraduate program in 2013 and PhD in 2018 at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her doctoral thesis focused on scaling up the light trapping nanostructures in thin crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. This work provides a promising economical and scalable fabrication approach to light trapping in standard commercial cells. As part of her work, she also developed a novel batch wafer thinning technique allowing high quality and polished ultrathin c-Si wafers to be produced efficiently for nanophotonics studies.
In September 2018, Dr. Yuan-Chih (Atom) Chang joined A/Prof Hoex’ team, where her primary responsibility was to develop an in-house interdigitated back contact (IBC) cells’ baseline for testing nanophotonic light trapping surfaces in UNSW. This work is an ACAP granted, leading by Dr. Michael Pollard, and collaborates internationally with partners in the UK, the US, the Netherlands, and Germany. She is also working in characterization and passivation of industrially scalable Black Silicon (BSi) texturing, and bifacial plating in Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (PERC) solar cell technology.