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Hao-Chih Yuan

Research Scientist II
On staff since: 2007

Phone number: 303-384-7684
Email Hao-Chih Yuan

Primary Research Interests

  • Rear local BSF Si solar cell
  • Nanoporous black Si solar cell
  • Si heterojunction solar cell

Prior Work Experience

  • Process engineer (1997-2002), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • Postdoctoral researcher (2007-2010), National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D. (2007) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. (1995) in Materials Science and Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • B.A. (1993) in Materials Science and Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Spending time with wife and kids

Selected Publications

F. Toor, H.M. Branz, M.R. Page, K.M. Jones, and H.-C. Yuan, "Multi-scale surface texture to improve blue response of nanoporous black silicon solar cells," to appear in Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. Oh, T.G. Deutsch, H.-C. Yuan, and H.M. Branz, "Nanoporous black silicon photocathode for H2 production by photoelectrochemical water splitting," Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 1690 (2011).

Q. Wang, M.R. Page, E. Iwaniczko, Y. Xu, L. Roybal, R. Bauer, B. To, H.-C. Yuan, A. Duda, F. Hasoon, Y.F. Yan, D. Levi, D.L. Meier, H.M. Branz, and T.H. Wang, "Efficient heterojunction solar cells on p-type crystal silicon wafers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 013507 (2010).

H.-C. Yuan, V.E. Yost, M.R. Page, P. Stradins, D.L. Meier, and H.M. Branz, "Black silicon solar cells with a graded-density nanoporous surface," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 123501 (2009).

H.-C. Yuan (invited talk), V.E. Yost, M.R. Page, L. Robal, B. To, P. Stradins, D.L. Meier, and H.M. Branz, "16.8%-Efficient black silicon solar cell without dielectric anti-reflection interference coating," 19th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Modules, Aug. 2009.

H.-C. Yuan, V.E. Yost, M.R. Page, L. Roybal, B. To, P. Stradins, D.L. Meier, and H.M. Branz, "Efficient black silicon solar cells with nanoporous anti-reflection made in a single-step liquid etch," 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Jun. 2009.

H.-C. Yuan, M.R. Page, E. Iwaniczko, Y. Xu, L. Roybal, Q. Wang, H.M. Branz, and D.L. Meier, "Silicon solar cells with front hetero-contact and aluminum alloy back junction," 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, May 2008.

H.-C. Yuan, G. Qin, G. K. Celler, and Z. Ma, "Bendable high-frequency microwave switches formed with single-crystal silicon on nanomembranes on plastic substrates," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 043109 (2009).

H.-C. Yuan, J. Shin, G. Qin, L. Sun, P. Bhattacharya, M. G. Lagally, G. K. Celler, and Z. Ma, "Flexible photodetectors on plastic substrates by use of printing transferred single-crystal germanium membranes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 013102 (2009).