Nanophotonics for photovoltaics, surface plasmons, light trapping, novel materials for photovoltaics.
Dr. Kylie Catchpole is an Australian Research Council Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University. Her research interests are in nanotechnology for solar cell applications. She has a physics degree from the ANU, winning a University Medal, and a PhD from the ANU. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales and the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam. She has authored over 80 publications, and her work on plasmonic solar cells has been featured in the news sections of Science magazine and The Economist. In 2010 her work on nanophotonic light trapping was listed as one of MIT Technology Review’s ‘10 most important emerging technologies’. In 2011 she was an episode winner on ABC TV's 'New Inventors'. She currently leads the nanostructures for photovoltaics group at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems.