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Dr. Anita Ho-Baillie is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering.

She is also the Director of Macquarie University Sustainable Energy Research Centre: MQ-SERC.

Associate Professor Anita Ho-Baillie has been recognised as one of the world leaders in the field of photovoltaics especially for her work in Si, tandem and perovskite solar cells. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00512

More on her group: https://aho-baillie.wixsite.com/ho-baillie

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=TdJEWL0AAAAJ&hl=en


Invited Speaker 

2020 International Conference on Organics, Perovskites and their Hybrids for Optoelectronic Applications,  June 7-10, 2020, Hong Kong

2020 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN),  Feb 9-13, 2020, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

2020 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Materials,  Feb 6-8, 2020, Goldcoast, Australia

2019 Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics Conference,  Dec 3-5, 2019, Sydney, Australia

2019 Symposium for Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials (LMPV) Program at AMOLF, Aug 30, 2019, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting APR 22 –26, 2019, PHOENIX, ARIZONA Symposium ES16, “Perovskite Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics”

2019 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science Seminar Series MAR 29, 2019, Monash University

International Conference on Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics Conference (IPEROP19) JAN 27 –29, 2019, KYOTO, JAPAN

2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting NOV 25 –30, 2018, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Symposium ET04, “Perovskite Solar Cells—Challenges and Opportunities” & ET02, “Silicon for Photovoltaics”

4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-18) SEP 30 – OCT 2 2018, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2018) JAN 29 – FEB 2 2018, UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA


Macquarie University 2019 - present

UNSW 2010-present

Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd 2009-2010

UNSW 2002-2009 (Deputy Director, Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Photovoltaics 2006-2008);


PhD Electrical Engineering, UNSW 2005

BE Electrical Engineering, UNSW 2001 (1st Class Honours Class, Rank in the year: 2nd)

Higher School Certificate, NSW 1994, TER: 99.35

Other Training

Project Management (AQF 5), Australian College of Project Management


Research interests

Postdoctoral position opened in Assoc. Prof. Anita Ho-Baillie's group. She also is looking for an excellent student working on exciting projects such as

  • integration of solar cells for buildings
  • sprayable and paintable solar cells and opto-electronic devices. 

Scholarships available for individuals who have a Masters by Research degree (GPA>=80% with publications) in Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or Physics, or Chemistry, or Materials Science, and the following experience

  • device fabrication and characterisation
  • material synthesis and characterisation 
  • solar and/or optoelectronic device simulation
  • thermal and light management for photovoltaics and optoelectronic devices
  • solar resource simulation
  • power electronics 

Cotutelle and Joint PhD programs are available at Macquarie University with many prominent universities around the world: https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/explore-research-degrees/cotutelle-and-joint-phd

For international students, please check English requirement: https://www.mq.edu.au/study/international-students/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements  


For more details please contact me on anta.ho-baillie@mq.edu.au

The School of Engineering has been the fastest growing school in Macquarie University with the objective of attracting high calibre students and training graduates to meet the growing industry of technology and engineering. 

The university campus is one of largest in Australia, is home to offices of multinational companies including 3M, Cochlear, Fujitsu, Konica Minolta, Schineider, QAD, and is in the heart of high-tech industrial area Macquarie Park. It is easily accessible with its own Sydney Metro station.


Research engagement

Program Committee 

International Conference on Physics of Semiconductors 2020, Aug 9-14 International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia.

Symposium Organiser

"Full Spectrum Solar Energy Harvesting", Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016 Phoenix, AZ, USA

"Low Cost Tandem Photovoltaics", Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Apr 2 - Apr 6, 2018 Phoenix, AZ, USA

Research student supervision

Theses and Project Supervisions 

30 PhD (22 completions)

5 Masters by Research (5 completions)

>15 Undergraduate

1 photovoltaic installation in Nepal 2004

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Research Outputs 2007 2019

Deconstruction-assisted perovskite formation for sequential solution processing of Cs0.15(MA0.7FA0.3)0.85PbI3 solar cells

Bing, J., Lee, D. S., Zheng, J., Zhang, M., Li, Y., Kim, J., Lau, C. F. J., Cho, Y., Green, M. A., Huang, S. & Ho-Baillie, A. W. Y., Dec 2019, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 203, p. 1-8 8 p., 110200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Solar cells
Dimethyl sulfoxide
Dimethyl Sulfoxide

Effect of pressing pressure on the performance of perovskite solar cells

Shi, L., Zhang, M., Cho, Y., Young, T. L., Wang, D., Yi, H., Kim, J., Huang, S. & Ho-Baillie, A. W. Y., Apr 2019, In : ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2, 4, p. 2358-2363 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Conversion efficiency
Metal halides
Acoustic impedance

Fabrication of efficient and stable CsPbI3 perovskite solar cells through cation exchange process

Lau, C. F. J., Wang, Z., Sakai, N., Zheng, J., Liao, C. H., Green, M., Huang, S., Snaith, H. J. & Ho-Baillie, A., 26 Sep 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 9, 36, 7 p., 1901685.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ion exchange
Positive ions

Laser-induced aluminium-assisted crystallization of Ge-rich SixGe1-x epitaxy on Si

Liu, Z., Hao, X., Huang, J., Ho-Baillie, A. & Green, M. A., 1 Jun 2019, In : Thin Solid Films. 679, p. 55-57 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Epitaxial growth

Light- and bias-induced structural variations in metal halide perovskites

Kim, D., Yun, J. S., Sharma, P., Lee, D. S., Kim, J., Soufiani, A. M., Huang, S., Green, M. A., Ho-Baillie, A. W. Y. & Seidel, J., 25 Jan 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 9 p., 444.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Metal halides
metal halides
Scanning Probe Microscopy

Press / Media

Highlights of CSIRO On Prime 6 2019

Anita Ho-Baillie


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Paint - If The Walls Could Talk

Anita Ho-Baillie


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Window of opportunity for solar power

Anita Ho-Baillie


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research