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Solar energy is the energy source of the future. To aid this energy transition, we need to innovate at the nanoscale, and deploy at the gigawatt scale.

Academic background

Bart Macco received his MSc and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from TU/e. During his PhD, he was awarded the prestigious James M.E. Harper Memorial Award from the American Vacuum Society (AVS). After obtaining his PhD in 2016 he was a postdoctoral researcher both at TU/e and at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB). He currently steers a national project of Topsectoren Kennis en Innovatie (TKI) Urban Energy on the development of passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells.

Research profile

Bart Macco is a postdoctoral researcher in the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He specializes in the development of functional nanolayers for their application in crystalline silicon solar cells. These nanolayers are made by atomic layer deposition, an industrially relevant technique which enables tailoring of their composition at the atomic level.
The main materials he focuses on are transparent conductive oxides, passivation layers and passivating contacts.

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 395 Citations
  • 29 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Area-selective atomic layer deposition of ZnO by area activation using electron beam-induced deposition

Mameli, A., Karasulu, B., Verheijen, M., Barcones Campo, B., Macco, B., Mackus, A., Kessels, E. & Roozeboom, F., 31 Jan 2019, In : Chemistry of Materials. 31, 4, p. 1250-1257

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Atomic layer deposition
Electron beams
Chemical activation
Density functional theory
Temperature

Silicon surface passivation by transparent conductive zinc oxide

van de Loo, B. W. H., Macco, B., Melskens, J., Beyer, W. & Kessels, E., 14 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 125, 10, 9 p., 105305

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

zinc oxides
passivity
silicon
solar cells
annealing
7 Citations (Scopus)

Atomic-layer deposited Nb2O5 as transparent passivating electron contact for c-Si solar cells

Macco, B., Black, L. E., Melskens, J., van de Loo, B. W. H., Berghuis, W. J. H., Verheijen, M. A. & Kessels, W. M. M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 184, p. 98-104 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Silicon solar cells
Silicon
Passivation
Crystalline materials
Electrons

Atomic-layer deposited passivation schemes for c-Si solar cells

van de Loo, B. W. H., Macco, B., Melskens, J., Verheijen, M. A. & Kessels, W. M. M. E., 25 May 2018, 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Atomic layer deposition
Passivation
Solar cells
Oxides
Film thickness
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Plasma Gases
Niobium oxide
niobium oxides
Atomic layer deposition
atomic layer epitaxy

Prizes

2nd prize student award competition

Bart Macco (Recipient), 26 Jul 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

James Harper Award

Bart Macco (Recipient), 22 Oct 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Two -dimensional materials as innovative contacts to solar cells

Bart Macco (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

solar cells

Press / Media

Zonnecellen laboratorium

Bart Macco

11/09/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Ontwikkeling van dunne lagen van polykristallijn silicium

Bart Macco

1/01/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Atomic layer deposition of molybdenum oxide: for silicon heterojunction solar cells

Author: Vos, M., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Macco, B. (Supervisor 1) & Kessels, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Plasma-deposited polycrystalline silicon: film growth and characterization

Author: Macco, B., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Sharma, K. (Supervisor 1), Creatore, M. (Supervisor 2) & Kessels, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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