• Source: Scopus
  • Calculated based on no. of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


David Payne has a background in photonics and electronics and his primary field of expertise is photovoltaics (PV), with a view towards lowering the cost and increasing the efficiency of solar cells to accelerate the uptake of sustainable and clean energy production. His current primary project involves working closely with solar cell manufacturers to better understand and optimise a new type of industrially applicable ‘black silicon’ texturing technique which not only enables lower cost substrate materials but can also lead to improved solar cell efficiencies through superior optics.

His core research interests are:

  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Nanophotonics and light-trapping
  • Advanced optical characterisation and modelling
  • Image processing and research software development

Education/Academic qualification

Photovoltaics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Southampton

1 Oct 20091 Jun 2013

Electronic Engineering, MEng, University of Southampton


External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, The University of New South Wales

1 May 2018 → …


Dive into the research topics where David Payne is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 4 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.