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'“What we don’t understand is far greater than what we know” fuels my ambition to contribute to fundamental solar cell research and open up new opportunities to industrial developments.'

Research profile

Jimmy Melskens is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Physics in the group Plasma & Material Processing (PMP) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is currently primarily working on the development of transparent passivating contact materials fabricated by atomic layer deposition with a particular focus on metal oxides. While this work is conducted in the context of crystalline silicon solar cells, Jimmy is also experienced in the field of thin-film silicon solar cells due to his PhD project during which he studied the nanostructure of hydrogenated amorphous silicon and the defects in this material.

Academic background

Jimmy obtained his BSc (2004), MSc (2007), and PhD (2015) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Parts of his doctoral thesis were carried out in collaboration with Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in Germany and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. During his PhD he received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in 2014. After moving to TU/e as a postdoc he has been involved in four national TKI Urban Energy crystalline silicon photovoltaics research projects as the main TU/e representative and has acted as a project leader in two of those projects. In 2017 he received an NWO Veni grant for carrying out extended fundamental work on crystalline silicon surface passivation by novel thin film materials.

External positions

Delft Spectral Technologies B.V.

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Atomic layer deposition Engineering & Materials Science
Passivation Engineering & Materials Science
Silicon solar cells Engineering & Materials Science
Solar cells Engineering & Materials Science
Amorphous silicon Engineering & Materials Science
Silicon Chemical Compounds
Annealing Engineering & Materials Science
passivity Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 148 Citations
  • 15 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 2 Poster
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

On the effect of atomic layer deposited Al2O3 on the environmental degradation of hybrid perovskite probed by positron annihilation spectroscopy

Koushik, D., Naziris, F., Melskens, J., Nusteling, A., Zardetto, V., Schut, H., Kessels, W. M. M., Eijt, S. W. H. & Creatore, M., 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 7, 18, p. 5275-5284

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Positron annihilation spectroscopy
Weathering
Perovskite
Degradation
Doppler effect
2 Citations (Scopus)

Performance and thermal stability of an a-Si:H/TiOx/Yb stack as an electron-selective contact in silicon heterojunction solar cells

Cho, J., Melskens, J., Payo, M. R., Debucquoy, M., Radhakrishnan, H. S., Gordon, I., Szlufcik, J., Kessels, W. M. M. & Poortmans, J., 25 Feb 2019, In : ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2, 2, p. 1393-1404 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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
12 Citations (Scopus)
77 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
File
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, p. 1-6 6 p.

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

Atomic layer deposition
Passivation
Solar cells
Oxides
Film thickness