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Stuart Wenham

Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham co-invented seven distinct cell technologies. These solar cells hold the world record for efficiency for converting sunlight into electricity.

UNSW Innovations has long supported Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics on a wide range of commercial and research projects.

Over the course of 2013, UNSW Innovations devoted the equivalent of a full time staff member to structure and negotiate the commercial arrangements for Professor Wenham’s ground-breaking Photovoltaic Hydrogenation Project. Supported by a 5 year, $8 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Hydrogenation Project also brings in the world’s largest solar cell manufacturers REC Solar, LG Electronics, China Sunergy and Suntech as funding partners UNSW Innovations utilised its new approach to IP to create a commercial structure that benefits all parties.

Read more about Professor Wenham's research here.