2022 Cluster Highlights

Professor Andrew Blakers 

Research highlights

The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), led by The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in collaboration with ANU and other institutions, received $45 million over the next eight years to ensure the nation continues to be a world leader in the development and deployment of cutting-edge solar technology, including the next iteration of solar panels.

See ANU News Story: $45m injection to electrify innovation in Aussie solar tech

Public policy initiatives

26/5/22: Extensive quoting in the “Inquiry into Renewable Energy in Victoria” (PDF 4.98MB)

30/6/22: Heavily quoted in a report from the ACT Legislative Assembly, “Inquiry into renewable energy innovation in the ACT” (PDF 1.03MB)

28/3/22: Follow up advice to the Senate Environment & Communications Committee for its “Inquiry into oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin” (PDF 207KB)


Professor Andrew Bakers with Drew Clarke AO at ANU Solar Oration 2022



Dr Hieu Nguyen

Awards and honours

Dr Hieu Nguyen was awarded the 2021 Vietnam Golden Globe Awards in Science & Technology for Early-Career Scientists (the most prestigious national honour for young scientists), recognised for his research into new material technologies and his contributions to the development of advanced characterisation techniques for solar energy devices.

Dr Hieu Nguyen was also selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Faces of Vietnam 2021 (the highest honour for Vietnamese citizens ≤35 years old from the Prime Minister of Vietnam), recognised in the category of Scientific Research and Innovation for his work in solar energy devices.


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