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Dr Gregory Wilson

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Principal Research Scientist , Advanced Photovoltaics


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Energy Leader and Manager with over 22 years research experience, most recently as Research Group Leader for Solar Technologies in the CSIRO Energy Business Unit. As Principal Research Scientist for Advanced Photovoltaics and Conjoint Professor at University of Newcastle, I am a respected and internationally recognised authority in the development of solution processed thin-film photovoltaics. Through my research contributions I have been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society (FRSC), Fellow Chartered Chemist of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI CChem), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP), Fellow Australian Institute of Energy (FAIE).

Highly awarded for my contributions to science and technology development including:
* QUT Faculty of Science, Dean’s Award for Excellence
* QLD Government ‘Growing the Smart State' Awardee
* QUT Faculty of Science and Technology, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year
* CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Julius Career Awardee in Energy

Through my research, development and leadership, commercial engagements under the Australian Growth Partnerships (AGP), in support of Australian small to medium enterprise (SME), has resulted in shareholdings for successful ventures with CSIRO as a shareholder.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-Current

    Fellow (FRSC)
    Royal Society of Chemistry

  • 2019-Current

    Fellow (FAIE)
    Australian Institute of Energy

  • 2018-Current

    Fellow (FAIP)
    Australian Institute of Physics

  • 2015-Current

    Fellow (FRACI)
    Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • 2007-Current

    Chartered Chemist (CChem)
    Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Current Roles

  • Adjunct Professor
    School of Engineering, University of Newcastle

  • Principal Research Scientist
    Science Leader, Advanced Photovoltaics

  • Principal Investigator
    Perovskite Optoelectronic Devices and Solar Cell Materials

Other highlights

  • 2020-Current

    KR Patent Granted (perovskite optoelectronics)

  • 2020-Current

    CN Patent Granted (perovskite optoelectronics)

  • 2018-Current

    US Patent Granted (perovskite optoelectronics)

  • 2014-Current

    AUS Patent Granted (perovskite optoelectronics)

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2017

    Visiting Research Fellow
    University of Oxford, Department of Physics

  • 2010-2015

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Energy Technology (Newcastle)

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    Research Scientist, Energy Technology (Clayton Laboratories and Newcastle Energy Centre)
    CSIRO Energy Technology

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    Postdoctoral Fellow, High Performance Supercapacitors
    CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship (Clayton Laboratories)

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    Griffith University (Southport, QLD)