Thomas White

Associate Professor

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Perovskite photovoltaics, perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, perovskite light emitters, light management for solar cells, photonic crystals, slow light, silicon photonics, nonlinear optics.


Associate Professor White’s current research focus is on perovskite solar cells and tandems, with a particular interest in quantifying recombination and optical losses in these devices. Other research interests include perovskite light emitters and lasers, and their applications. In 2018 he was awarded a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to develop high efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with efficiencies above 30%. He is involved in many research projects, including Stable Perovskite modules under real-world conditions, Durable Silicon Perovskite Tandem Photovoltaics, Development of stable electrodes for perovskite solar cells, and Monolithic perovskite – silicon tandem cells: towards commercial reality. Further details can be found on the Perovskite research group website.


Associate Professor White has a BSc(Hons) and PhD in physics from the University of Sydney, and has previously held research positions in the United States (Bell Laboratories) and the UK (University of St Andrews). He has published widely in areas of theoretical and experimental optics and photonics, nanostructure enhancement of light-matter interactions, and photovoltaics.

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