As the NSW Node’s Facility Business Manager, Matt is responsible for strategic development and high level operational control in line with University and government priorities and research goals. He was appointed to this role in 2017 after many years of international experience is research and research/facility management.
Dr Matt Boreland has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of photovoltaics, renewables and semiconductors, predominantly at the industry-research interface, with international experience in Australia (UNSW, Sydney University), Japan (Toyota Technological Institute), the UK (Loughborough University) and Singapore (UNSWASIA, NUS). He received his BSc(hons) in Physics and his PhD in photovoltaics (PV) at UNSW. To date he has been directly involved in attaining in excess of AUD 30 million of industrial and public funding for photovoltaic research in the UK, Singapore and Australia. In addition to research expertise, he has a diversity of experience in engineering, management and academic roles up to Director and Associate Professor levels. Following his PhD he was a JSPS Postdoctoral at the Toyota Technological Institute in Japan. He then joined the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) as an academic at Loughborough University in 2002 where he led R&D and teaching programs in PV, subsequently taking a joint-appointment at Sydney University in 2004 to also lead their industrial solar thermal R&D. In 2008 he was a founding member of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) as the Deputy Director (later Director) of the Silicon Cluster and Head of Production Technologies, where he established SERIS’ $15M pilot line for Si PV R&D and leading industrial R&D programs in silicon photovoltaics. Dr Boreland returned to UNSW in 2013 to the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering as Associate Professor. In 2017 he accepted the role as Business Facility Manager at the NSW Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) located at UNSW.