Solar energy is the energy source of the future. To aid this energy transition, we need to innovate at the nanoscale, and deploy at the gigawatt scale.
Bart Macco is a postdoctoral researcher in the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He specializes in the development of functional nanolayers for their application in crystalline silicon solar cells. These nanolayers are made by atomic layer deposition, an industrially relevant technique which enables tailoring of their composition at the atomic level.
The main materials he focuses on are transparent conductive oxides, passivation layers and passivating contacts.
Bart Macco received his MSc and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from TU/e. During his PhD, he was awarded the prestigious James M.E. Harper Memorial Award from the American Vacuum Society (AVS). After obtaining his PhD in 2016 he was a postdoctoral researcher both at TU/e and at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB). He currently steers a national project of Topsectoren Kennis en Innovatie (TKI) Urban Energy on the development of passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells.
Silicon surface passivation by transparent conductive zinc oxideJournal of Applied Physics (2019)
Area-selective atomic layer deposition of ZnO by area activation using electron beam-induced depositionChemistry of Materials (2019)
Explorative studies of novel silicon surface passivation materialsSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2018)
Atomic-layer deposited Nb2O5 as transparent passivating electron contact for c-Si solar cellsSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2018)
Optical and electrical properties of H2 plasma-treated ZnO films prepared by atomic layer deposition using supercyclesMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing (2018)
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