Aug.2016 – Feb.2020       Doctor of Philosophy (Photovoltaic Engineering)

                                         School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW

Sep.2012 – Jun.2015       Master of Science (Photovoltaic Engineering), Xiamen University, Xiamen, China                               

Sep.2008 – Jun.2012       Bachelor of Engineering (Polymer Materials and Engineering) 

                                         Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China                         


  1. Cui, X., K. Sun, J. Huang, J. Yun, C.-Y. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, C. Xue, M. K. Eder, L. Yang, J.M. Cairney, J. Seidel, N.J. Ekins-Daukes, M. Green, B. Hoex and X. Hao. Cd-free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10 % enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers [J]. Energy & Environmental Science, 2019, 12(9): 2751-2764.

  2. Cui, X., K. Sun, J. Huang, C.-Y. Lee, C. Yan, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, M. A. Hossain, Y. Zakaria, L. H. Wong, M. Green, B. Hoex and X. Hao. Enhanced Heterojunction Interface Quality To Achieve 9.3% Efficient Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Using Atomic Layer Deposition ZnSnO Buffer Layer[J]. Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30(21): 7860-7871.

  3. Cui, X., D. Yun, C. Zhong, W. Chen, Q. Cheng, J. Feng and F. Zhang. A facile route for synthesis of CuInxGa1−xSe2 nanocrystals with tunable composition for photovoltaic application[J]. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2015, 76(3): 469-475.

  4. Hossain, M. A., K. T. Khoo, X. Cui, G. K. Poduval, T. Zhang, X. Li, W. M. Li and B. Hoex. Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review [J]. Nano Materials Science, 2019.

  5. Gao, Y., J. Zheng, W. Chen, L. Yuan, Z. L. Teh, J. Yang, X. Cui, G. Conibeer, R. Patterson and S. Huang. Enhancing PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Tandem Solar Cell Performance by Graded Band Alignment [J]. J Phys Chem Lett , 2019, 10(19): 5729-5734.

  6. Sun K, C. Yan, J. Huang, F. Liu, J. Li, H. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Cui, A. Wang, Z. Fang, J. Cong, Y. Lai, M. A. Green, X. Hao. Beyond 10% efficiency Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 solar cells enabled by modifying the heterojunction interface chemistry[J]. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7(48): 27289-27296.

  7. Zhang, Y., J. Huang, C. Yan, K. Sun, X. Cui, F. Liu, Z. Liu, X. Zhang, X. Liu, J. A. Stride, M. Green and X. Hao. High open‐circuit voltage CuSbS2 solar cells achieved through the formation of epitaxial growth of CdS/CuSbS2 hetero‐interface by post‐annealing treatment [J]. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2019, 27(1): 37-43.

  8. Lee, C.-Y., S. Deng, T. Zhang, X. Cui, K. Khoo, K. Kim and B. Hoex. Evaluating the impact of thermal annealing on c-Si/Al2O3 interface: Correlating electronic properties to infrared absorption [J]. AIP Advances, 2018, 8(7): 075204.

  9. Lee, C. Y., S. Wang, X. Cui, T. Zhang, R. Deng, K. T. Khoo and B. Hoex. Improving the Silicon Surface Passivation by Aluminum Oxide Grown Using a Non‐Pyrophoric Aluminum Precursor [J]. physica status solidi (RRL)–Rapid Research Letters, 2018, 12(7): 1800156.

  10. Huang, X., W. Chen, J. Feng, Q. Xu, W. Chen, X. Cui, B.-H. Tseng, D. Yun, Q. Cheng and C. Chen. Enhanced Carrier Collection in Silver Nanoparticle Embedded Zinc Oxide Nanorod Top Electrodes for Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices [J]. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2017, 38(3), 349-352.