Brett is regarded internationally as an expert in solar PV technology and manufacturing. Brett has worked in PV manufacturing since 2004, specialising in fundamental technology conception and development, through to technology transfer and commercialization. He has worked on photovoltaic cell and module research projects with industry to improve cell/module efficiency, reliability, and manufacturing costs, addressing challenges from wafers through to modules. The technologies he has developed have been commercialized globally and incorporated into ~95% of commercial PV modules.
At ITP, Brett leads our consulting work on PV and battery technology and manufacturing, with a particular interest in understanding and solving challenges to enable manufacturing in the region.
Brett continues his role as an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales one day per week, where he focuses on improving the sustainability of PV manufacturing and deployment.
Brett has a Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy (University Medallist), Bachelor of Science, and PhD from the University of New South Wales. He has been awarded the 2022 Prime Ministers Prize for Science (New Innovators), 2020 Stuart Wenham IEEE PVSC Young Professionals Award, 2020 Edgeworth David Medal from the Royal Society of NSW, and named in the 2018 list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, among other awards.