Ary Wibowo

PhD Candidate

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Engineering Building (32), E221



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  • Light-matter interaction in semiconductor materials
  • Materials for Renewable Energy
  • 2D-Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Solar Cells


Ary received his Master’s degree in Energy Change from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2020. Following his graduation, he joined the Silicon and Other PV Materials Groups as a visiting researcher from 2020 to 2021. In 2021, Ary commenced his Ph.D. at the School of Engineering, ANU, where he focuses on 2D TMDs materials for photovoltaic applications. In addition to his Ph.D. studies, Ary spent three months (February to May) in 2024 as a visiting researcher at the University of Melbourne.


Ary is a dynamic and results-driven Material Scientist with a proven track record in the research and development of advanced materials for diversified applications. His research interests include the growth of 2D TMDs, plasmonic-driven CO2 reduction, optoelectronics, and renewable energy solutions. Ary has been contributors to several high-impact publications in esteemed journals and is committed to pushing the frontiers of material science for innovative, sustainable, and industry-relevant solutions.


Featured Publications:

  1. Cheng, S., Sun, Z., Lim, K.H., Liu, K., Wibowo, A.A., Du, T., Liu, L., Nguyen, H.T., Li, G.K., Yin, Z. and Kawi, S., 2024. Defective heterojunctions in CO2 photoreduction: Enabling ultrafast interfacial charge transfer and selective methanation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 343, p.123583.
  2. Bui, A.D., Nguyen, D.T., Fell, A., Mozaffari, N., Ahmad, V., Li, L., Truong, T.N., Wibowo, A.A., Nguyen, K., Fischer, O. and Schindler, F., 2023. Spatially resolved power conversion efficiency for perovskite solar cells via bias-dependent photoluminescence imaging. Cell Reports Physical Science, 4(11).
  3. Wibowo, A.A., Tebyetekerwa, M., Bui, A.D., Truong, T.N., Saji, S., Kremer, F., Yang, Z., Yin, Z., Lu, Y., Macdonald, D. and Nguyen, H.T., 2023. Hybrid Alkali Salt Catalysts‐Promoted CVD Growth of 2D MoSe2–WSe2 and WSe2–MoSe2 Lateral Heterostructures. Advanced Materials Technologies, 8(15), p.2300143.
  4. Azimi, Z., Gopakumar, A., Li, L., Kremer, F., Lockrey, M., Wibowo, A.A., Nguyen, H.T., Tan, H.H., Jagadish, C. and Wong‐Leung, J., 2022. Effective Passivation of InGaAs Nanowires for Telecommunication Wavelength Optoelectronics. Advanced Optical Materials, 10(18), p.2200739.
  5. Tebyetekerwa, M., Zhang, J., Saji, S.E., Wibowo, A.A., Rahman, S., Truong, T.N., Lu, Y., Yin, Z., Macdonald, D. and Nguyen, H.T., 2021. Twist-driven wide freedom of indirect interlayer exciton emission in MoS2/WS2 heterobilayers. Cell Reports Physical Science, 2(8).

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