A/PROF XIAOJING HAO
1996-2001 Bachelor of Engineering, School of Materials and Metallurgy Science and Engineering
Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
2001-2003 Master of Engineering, School of Materials and Metallurgy Science and Engineering
Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
2006-2010 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2020-2024 ARC Future Fellow
2019- Associate Professor
2011- Head of Kesterite Solar Cell Research Group, SPREE, UNSW
2018- Head of New PV Materials Research Group, SPREE, UNSW
2017-2021 Inaugural UNSW Scientia Fellow (1 of 18 awarded)
2016-2018 ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award)
2017-2018 Deputy Postgrad Coordinator, SPREE
2015-2018 Senior Lecturer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), UNSW
2011-2014 Inaugural Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Research Fellow (1 of 4 awarded)
2009-2010 Postdoc Fellow, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW
2019 Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers 2019
2018 UNSW Research Staff Excellence Award (Faculty of Engineering)
2018 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering (Energy Innovation in NSW)
2018 Best Poster Award, the 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7, combining the most 3 prestigious world PV conferences)
2017 Finalist (Top 3) of UNSW Women in Engineering Awards of “Professor Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering”
2017 Best presentation award at the CPTIC 2017 conference
2017 UNSW Scientia Fellowship (Inaugural)
2015 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (international award given to 200 early career researchers)
2015 UNSW one of “20 rising stars who will change our world”
2011 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2013)
2010 Goldstar Award, UNSW
2009 Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering-Early Career Symposium Fellowship (ATSE-ECSF)
2008 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Overseas Student
2007 Best Poster Award, 17th International Photovoltaic science and Engineering Conference, Fukuoka Japan
2006 EIPRS PhD scholarship
Lead CI, ACAP Infrastructure grant, $5.496M, 2020-2021, “Tandem Cluster”, Hao X.J., Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes; A/Prof Ziv Hameiri; A/Prof Bram Hoex; A/Prof Anita Ho-Baillie.
CI, LE200100033, ARC LIEF, $1.1M, 2017, "In situ Environmental Electron Microscope Facility”, CIs: Tilley R., Amal R., Kalantar-zadeh Z., Gooding J., Hao X.J., Liu H., Ostrikov K., Etheridge J., Messerle B., Nann T., An X., Phillips M., Tricoli A.
Lead CI, FT190100756, ARC Future Fellowship, $888,000, 2020-2024, “Defect control for high-performance green kesterites energy materials”, Hao X.J.
CI, RND015, ARENA project, $1.045 M, 2018-2021 “A Zero-Emission Tandem Array for Transforming Waste Biomass into Renewable Hydrogen”, CIs: Scott J., Wang D., Amal R., Hao X.J., Shen Y., Taylor R., Wu K-H., Bedford N.
CI, RND011, ARENA project, $3.18M, 2018-2022,“Efficient adamantine thin film on silicon tandem solar cells: the next step in commercial cell evolution.”, CIs: Green M. A., Hao X.J.
Lead CI, RND006, ARENA project, $1.3M, 2018-2022,“Development of high-efficiency kesterite solar cells: win the PV race with sustainable low-cost, low-toxic and stable materials”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M. A.
CI, LE170100087, ARC LIEF, $1,100,000, 2017,“Plasma-focused ion beam for nanoscale characterization of materials”, CIs: Tilley R., Munroe P., Li S., Zhang L., Hao X.J., Cairney J., Liao X., Zheng R., Pereloma E., Tieu K., Saunders M., Ma Q., Bradby J., Sun B., Lohr S.
Lead CI, DE160101100, ARC DECRA, $310,000, 2016-2018“, Nanostructured Copper-Zinc-Tin-Sulphide (Cu2ZnSnS4) for solar driven electricity and hydrogen production”, CI: Hao X.J.
Lead CI, DP160103433, ARC Discovery Project, $270,000, 2016-2018,“A new defect-control approach for mismatched heteroepitaxy of semiconductors”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M.A., Shen Y.S., Varlamov S.
Lead CI, LP150100911, ARC Linkage Project, $290,000 (ARC) and $300,000 (industry), 2015-2018 “Kesterite solar cell coated architectural stainless steel”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M.A., Conibeer G., Shen Y.S., Dong W.
Lead CI, DP120103097, ARC Discovery Project, $330,000, 2012-2014,“High Quality Copper-zinc-tin-sulphide Absorber by One-stage Reactive Sputtering Technology: A Route to High Efficiency/low Cost Thin Film Solar Cells”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M.A.
CI, LP110201112, ARC Linkage Project, $600,000 (ARC) and $600,000 (industry), 2011-2014 “Supercharged Silicon Wafer Tandem Solar Cells Using Virtual Germanium Substrates”, CIs: Conibeer G., Hao X.J., Green M.A., Tsao C-Y., Lee S-C., Sun W-C.
Lead CI, LP110200651, ARC Linkage Project, $600,000 (ARC) and $200,000 (industry),2011-2014,“Copper-zinc-tin-sulphide thin film solar cells: earth-abundant, non-toxic alternative for terawatt photovoltaics”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M.A., Song H.
Lead CI, 1-USO028, ARENA United States- Australia Solar Energy Collaboration (USASEC) project, $2,612,358, 2013-2019,“Low-cost, high-efficiency Copper-Zinc-Tin-Sulphide (CZTS) on silicon multi junction solar cells”, CIs: Hao X.J., Green M.A.
CI, 1-UFA002, ASI (now ARENA) project, $1,265,000, 2012-2017,“Multi-junction c-Si Solar Cells Based on Virtual Ge Substrates”, CIs: Green M.A., Conibeer G., Hao X.J.
CI, RND075, ARENA project, $2M, 2015-2018,“High-efficiency silicon/perovskite tandem cells and modules: demonstration and commercial evaluation”, CIs: Green M.A., Bach U., Blakers A., Bowden S., Catchpole K., Cheng Y-B., Egan R., Hao X.J., Ho-Baillie A., Huang S., Ishwara T., Spiccia L., Uddin A., Verlinden P., Weber K., White T.
Lead CI, 1-F002, Australia Solar Institute (ASI) and now Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Research Fellowship, $360, 000, 2011-2014,“Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin film solar cell: a novel alternative for TW-level thin film PV”, CI: Hao X.J.
OTHER SELECTED ACTIVITIES
2020 Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts
2020 Consultant & Advisory Panel Member for ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency): providing advice to support the development and selection of projects and initiatives for funding by ARENA.
2018 Organising Committee of Asia-Pacific Kesterite workshop
2018 Chair for 2018 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference
2018 Session Chair for WCPEC (World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion)-7
2017 Consultant & Advisory Panel Member for ARENA
2017 Stream Chair/leader for the Photovoltaic Devices for 2017 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference.
2017 Session Chair for the 8th European Kesterite Workshop
2017 Session Co-Chair for the 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2017).
2016 Session Co-Chair for 20th International Conference on Ternary and Multinary Compounds (20th ICTMC)
Referee service for Nature Energy, Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Advanced Energy Materials, Joule, JACS, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,
Member of AEI (Australian Energy Institute), TMS (The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society), and ASI (Australian Solar Institute). IEEE Photonics.
Grant reviewing service: reviewing grants for Australian Research Council, National Research Fund Luxembourg and National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation in Kazakhstan