Olindo Isabella

 Assistant Professor

Room: LB 03.480
Phone: +31 (0)15 27 81947
Telefax: +31 (0)15 27 82968

Skypename: ndk2ndk

e-mail: o.isabella@remove-this.tudelft.nl

website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/olindoisabella

 

Dr. Olindo Isabella

Photovoltaic Materials and Devices

EWI Faculty, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Olindo Isabella was born on the 12th of November 1979 in Naples (Italy). In May 2007 he received the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Naples Federico II working under prof. Niccoló Rinaldi. His M.Sc. thesis dealt with I/Q modulators based on highly linear diodes for radio-frequency applications and was carried out under the supervision of prof. Leornardus de Vreede at Delft University of Technology, Delft (the Netherlands). In September 2007 he joined the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group at Delft University of Technology, where he obtained the PhD degree cum laude–with honor under the supervision of prof. dr. Miro Zeman. During the final year of his PhD, he was visiting researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba (Japan), in the laboratory of prof. Michio Kondo. Since February 2013 he is Assistant Professor in the Photovoltaic Material and Devices group at Delft University of Technology.

His areas of expertise are opto-electrical modelling, characterization and implementation of advanced light management techniques in thin-film and wafer-based silicon solar cells. He was one of the pioneers to realize thin-film silicon solar cells on periodic gratings. He was the first to propose the concept of modulated surface textures which enable efficient light trapping over broad spectrum. He also successfully fabricated thin-film silicon solar cells with dielectric distributed Bragg reflectors, which can avoid plasmonic absorption losses in metallic reflectors. Recently he has been working on coupled optical and electrical modelling of optically complex structures such as multi-junction solar cells. He is involved in the research of light management techniques for thin-film silicon solar cells and transfer of such techniques to thin crystalline silicon wafer-based solar cells.

Relevant publications

Opto-electrical modelling:

•      O. Isabella, H. Sai, M. Kondo, M. Zeman, Full-wave opto-electrical modeling of optimized flattened light-scattering substrate for high efficiency thin-film silicon solar cells, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (2012).

•      M. Zeman, O. Isabella, K. Jäger, R. Santbergen, R. Liang, S. Solntsev, J. Krč, Advanced Light Trapping in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. A (2010).

•      B. Lipovšek, J. Krč, O. Isabella, M. Zeman, M. Topič, Modeling and optimization of white paint back reflectors for thin-film silicon solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics (2010).

Characterization:

•      K. Jäger, O. Isabella, R. A. C. M. M. van Swaaij, M. Zeman, Angular resolved scattering measurements of nano-textured substrates in a broad wavelength range, Measurement Science and Technology (2011).

•      J. A. Sap, O. Isabella, K. Jäger, M. Zeman, Extraction of optical properties of flat and surface-textured transparent conductive oxide films in a broad wavelength range, Thin Solid Films (2011).

Periodic gratings:

•      O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, M. Zeman, 3-D optical modeling of single and multi-junction thin-film silicon solar cells on gratings, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. A (2012).

•      O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, M. Zeman, 3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (2012).

•      A. Čampa, O. Isabella, R. van Erven, P. Peeters, H. Borg, J. Krč, M. Topič, M. Zeman, Optimal design of periodic surface texture for thin-film a-Si:H solar cells, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (2010).

•      O. Isabella, A. Campa, M. C. R. Heijna, W. Soppe, A. J. M. van Erven, R. H. Franken, H. Borg, M. Zeman, Diffraction gratings for light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells, Proceedings of the 23rd EU-PVSEC (2008).

Modulated surface textures:

•      O. Isabella, P. Liu, B. Bolman, J. Krč, A. H. M. Smets, M. Zeman, Modulated surface-textured substrates with high haze: From concept to application in thin-film silicon solar cells, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 37th IEEE (2011).

•      O. Isabella, J. Krč, M. Zeman, Modulated surface textures for enhanced light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells, Applied Physics Letters (2010).

•      O. Isabella, F. Moll, J. Krč, M. Zeman, Modulated surface textures using zincoxide films for solar cells applications, Physica Status Solidi (a) (2010).

Distributed Bragg reflectors:

•      O. Isabella, S. Dobrovolskiy, G. Kroon, M. Zeman, Design and application of dielectric distributed Bragg back reflector in thin-film silicon solar cells, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2012).

•      O. Isabella, B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, M. Zeman, Photonic crystals back reflectors in thin-film silicon solar cells, Materials Research Society (2009)

 For full list of publications by Olindo Isabella and co-authors click here.

Naam auteur: Olindo Isabella
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