UNSW Scientia Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao has emerged over the past decade as a world leader in thin-film photovoltaics.

Congratulations to UNSW Scientia Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao, who has been named the winner of the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year  for her pioneering work in thin-film photovoltaics, a field focused on the direct conversion of sunlight into electric power.

Her line of research at UNSW into solar cells made from ‘sulphide kesterite’. This emerging, earth-abundant and non-toxic thin-film material is changing the way people think about producing renewable solar energy.

Being an active user of ANFF-NSW, UNSW site, Professor Hao (Jeana) had acknowledged us and said “The advanced facilities and outstanding staff at UNSW ANFF facilitated our fancy ideas for thin film solar cells into reality.”

<a href=”https://www.inside.unsw.edu.au/academic-excellence/unsw-solar-pioneer-named-physical-scientist-the-year”>UNSW media release link:</a>

<a href=”https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/prime-ministers-prizes-for-science-2020/2020-malcolm-mcintosh-prize-for-physical-scientist-of-the-year”>Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources link:</a>