Prof. Martin Green Visits JITRI to Discuss Collaboration

Professor Martin Green visited JITRI on April 17 and met with President Qing Liu, Secretary Yidong Hu and Vice President Paul Burrows. Prof. Green is Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, which involves several Australian Universities and research groups. He is a world-leading scientist in photovoltaics, with record-breaking achievements stretching across decades, and is honoured as the “father of solar cells”. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, a Federation Fellow, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London. He is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal Progress in Photovoltaics. He has published several books, 500 journal papers, and many patents in the field of Photovoltaics. His group’s contributions to photovoltaics are well known and include holding the record for silicon solar cell efficiency for 30 of the last 35 years, described as one of the “Top Ten” Milestones in the history of solar photovoltaics.During the meeting, Professor Green presented the development history, current status and likely future trends in the photovoltaic industry; he also introduced background information about his laboratory, especially his outstanding graduates and their significant roles in promoting China's photovoltaic industry. Professor Green has long been involved in the development of the photovoltaic industry and technology transfer in China. He was invited to attend the ‘Nobel Prize Winners Beijing Forum’ hosted by the Beijing Municipal People's Government and was awarded the 2007 ‘China Friendship Award’. After the presentation, Professor Green and representatives from Trina Solar and JITRI had an active discussion on the existing challenges of the photovoltaic industry and the potential opportunities in Jiangsu province in the future. Professor Green also visited some specialized institutes of JITRI, including the Institute of Advanced Laser Technology, the Institute of Micro-Nano Automation Technologies, and Jiangsu Advanced Material Technology Innovation Center. Professor Green and his group are very interested in the operating model of JITRI Institutes and their role in technology commercialization. He expressed that, with huge market demand, he is very confident that the photovoltaic industry in Jiangsu will continue to grow, and he is looking forward to conduct in-depth cooperation with JITRI as a project manager.

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