Dr Aihua Wang
Dr Aihua Wang received her Ph.D. degree from solar cells group at the School of Electrical Engineering, the University of New South Wales in 1992. She then stayed in UNSW and continued her research in solar cells as a project scientist until 2006.
During her research in UNSW, Dr Wang with her husband, Dr Jianhua Zhao, developed the high efficiency c-Si PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) and PERL (passivated emitter, rear locally-diffused) cell structures, and demonstrated the world record of 25% energy conversion efficiency in 1999.
In 2004, Dr Wang joined China Sunergy (Nanjing) Co. as a co founder and the head for research at the company. China Sunergy is one of the largest solar companies in China, and once had annual revenue of over 1 billion US dollars.
Dr Wang and her husband, Dr Jianhua Zhao had received the most prestigious Advance Global Australian Award 2013 and Australia in the Asian Century Award 2013.