• 326 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
20102021
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Biography

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

20052009

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, The University of New South Wales

1 May 2018 → …

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Outputs 2010 2019

  • 326 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 8 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 4 Conference paper
  • 2 Letter

Advanced passivation of laser-doped and grooved solar cells

Wang, S., Mai, L., Ciesla, A., Hameiri, Z., Payne, D., Chan, C., Hallam, B., Chong, C. M., Ji, J., Shi, Z. & Wenham, S., May 2019, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 193, p. 403-410 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Passivation
Solar cells
Lasers
Silicon nitride
Defects

Improved ray tracing on random pyramid texture via application of Phong scattering

Fung, T. H., Khan, M. U., Zhang, Y., Western, N. J., Payne, D. N. R., McIntosh, K. R. & Abbott, M. D., May 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 9, 3, p. 591-600 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ray tracing
pyramids
ray tracing
textures
Textures

Large-area nanosphere gratings for light trapping and reduced surface losses in thin solar cells

Chang, Y-C., Pollard, M. E., Payne, D. N. R., Sprafke, A., Pillai, S. & Bagnall, D. M., Jul 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 9, 4, p. 1012-1019 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nanospheres
Solar cells
solar cells
trapping
gratings

On the impact of dark annealing and room temperature illumination on p-type multicrystalline silicon wafers

Vargas, C., Coletti, G., Chan, C., Payne, D. & Hameiri, Z., Jan 2019, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 189, p. 166-174 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Silicon wafers
Lighting
Annealing
Degradation
Temperature

A four-state kinetic model for the carrier-induced degradation in multicrystalline silicon: introducing the reservoir state

Fung, T. H., Kim, M., Chen, D., Chan, C. E., Hallam, B. J., Chen, R., Payne, D. N. R., Ciesla, A., Wenham, S. R. & Abbott, M. D., Sep 2018, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 184, p. 48-56 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Silicon
Hydrogen
Degradation
Defects
Kinetics