• 606 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr. Binesh Puthen Veettil joined the School of Engineering as a postdoctoral research fellow in May 2018. He received his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India, in 2002. From 2002 to 2008 he worked in the defence sector, focussing on sonars, fire-control systems, and underwater defence systems. He obtained his PhD in engineering in 2012 from the University of New South Wales.  For the next 5 years, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the school of photovoltaics, UNSW. His focus was on the third-generation photovoltaic materials and novel characterization techniques, one of which was taken up for commercialization by a Sydney based start-up, where he currently engages as an academic advisor.  In 2016, he joined Silanna semiconductors as a device design engineer and worked on improving their GaN Deep UV LEDs. He has published over 75 papers in reputable journals and conferences in the areas of photovoltaics, nanotechnology, materials, energy, optics and applied physics. He has won 6 professional awards and a research fellowship and 8 research grants.


Research interests

Dr. Puthen Veettil's research interests include:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy storage
  • Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Characterisation

Research student supervision

Dr Puthen Veettil is currently looking for high calibre, independent research students to work on a variety of very interesting and high impact projects. 

Education/Academic qualification

Photovoltaic Engineering, PhD, The University of New South Wales

External positions

Adjunct lecturer, The University of New South Wales

22 Jun 201822 Jun 2020

Academic Adviser, Open Instruments Pty Ltd

4 Dec 201631 Dec 2022

Design Engineer, Silanna Semiconductor

1 Dec 201621 May 2018

Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of New South Wales

1 Feb 20121 Dec 2016

Senior R&D Engineer, Bharat Electronics Ltd

1 Jul 20031 Feb 2008

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Research Outputs

  • 606 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 8 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 4 Conference paper
  • 1 Letter

Application and validity of the effective medium approximation to the optical properties of nano-textured silicon coated with a dielectric layer

Fung, T. H., Veeken, T., Payne, D., Veettil, B., Polman, A. & Abbott, M., 23 Dec 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 26, p. 38645-38660 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • High-temperature annealing effects on molybdenum–silicon contact substrate for vertically structured silicon quantum-dot solar cells

    Jia, X., Lin, Z., Yang, T. C-J., Zhang, T., Puthen-Veettil, B., Wu, L., Ding, J., Conibeer, G. & Perez-Wurfl, I., Mar 2019, In : Applied Nanoscience (Switzerland). 9, 2, p. 135-142 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • On cooling/heating mechanisms in a self-cooled light-emitting diode with type-II band offset

    Ma, F-J., Hameiri, Z., Bagnall, D., König, D. & Puthen-Veettil, B., 14 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 125, 2, p. 1-10 10 p., 024503.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Post-sputtering heat treatments of molybdenum on silicon wafer

    Jia, X., Lin, Z., Yang, T. C-J., Puthen-Veettil, B., Wu, L., Conibeer, G. & Perez-Wurfl, I., 18 Sep 2018, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 8, 9, p. 1-10 10 p., 1692.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Accurate analysis of the size distribution and crystallinity of boron doped Si nanocrystals via Raman and PL spectra

    Jia, X., Lin, Z., Zhang, T., Puthen-Veettil, B., Yang, T., Nomoto, K., Ding, J., Conibeer, G. & Perez-Wurfl, I., 2017, In : RSC Advances. 7, 54, p. 34244-34250 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)