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Baohua Jia won Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Wednesday October 9 2013

Associate Professor Baohua Jia has been awarded a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. The award recognise the achievements of Australia's outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Recipients of the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards must undertake at least two voluntary outreach activities and be listed as an expert in their field with the Australian Science Media Centre for potential media approaches.

Baohua has been acknowledged for her contribution to research in developing high efficiency, low cost solar energy as part of a team of researchers in the Centre for Micro-Photonics. Her work combines nanotechnology and optics to create thin silicon films that may make solar technology more cost-effective and competitive in the household electricity supply market. Importantly, the new technology is compatible with existing solar cell technology rather than rendering it obsolete.

Well done to Baohua and to the excellent support provided by colleagues in the CMP.

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