Mike Tebyetekerwa


Mike received his 4-year BSc (first class Hons) in 2014 from Kyambogo University in Uganda with the support of the meritorious Uganda government undergraduate scholarship (only for the best 1% of students countrywide) and emerged as the top best student amongst all graduating students during that year with CGPA of 4.71/5.00 (Vice Chancellors List). In 2015, he received the international Chinese government scholarship to continue his studies. He later obtained his MEng in materials science (CGPA 91.6/100) from Donghua University, Shanghai-China in 2018 with his thesis focusing on fibrous materials for flexible energy storage applications under the co-supervision of Prof. Meifang Zhu (Academician CAS) and Dr Shengyuan Yang. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, Canberra with the major focus on semiconducting 2D materials for future photovoltaics and receiving his research support from the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. He also explores photoluminescence spectroscopy studies of various semiconductors (for example; silicon, perovskites, and other similar emerging novel materials) and fluorescent polymer materials for a wide range of applications. Mike still does active research in the field of energy storage (batteries and capacitors).

Society Memberships

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the  Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC),  the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Media Releases


Course tutor

ENGN4000 series courses
Code  Title  Year 20..  Semester 
ENGN4524 Photovoltaic Technologies             20  S1 
ENGN6000 series courses
Code  Title  Year 20..  Semester 
ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies              20  S1 


Training & Supervision Roles

Trainer: Horiba LabRAM system for micro-photoluminescence, micro-Raman, micro-absorbance spectroscopy in the Photovoltaics group of RSEEME



  • Ary Wibowo (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -   completed
  • Rajeev Premayogi  (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -   completed
  • Zhongshu Yang (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -  completed
  • Kang Ye (co-supervisor, S2 2019 and S1 2020) -  completed


  • Christopher Luu (co-supervisor, S1 and S2 2020) - completed
  • Kilash Pyrke (co-supervisor, S1 2019 and S2 2019) - completed
  • Xinhao Huang (primary supervisor, S1 and S2 2021) - current


  • Zhuofeng Li (co-supervisor, 07/2019-12/2020)- completed
  • Optoelectronic properties of next generation 2D materials
  • Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging
  • Functional materials for energy harvesting, storage and utilisation


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles*

Selected Co-authored Journal Articles*

  • Peng, J.;  Walter, D.;  Ren, Y.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Wu, Y.;  Duong, T.;  Lin, Q.;  Li, J.;  Lu, T.;  Mahmud, M. A.;  Lem, O. L. C.;  Zhao, S.;  Liu, W.;  Liu, Y.;  Shen, H.;  Li, L.;  Kremer, F.;  Nguyen, H. T.;  Choi, D.-Y.;  Weber, K. J.;  Catchpole, K. R.; White, T. P., Nanoscale Localized Contacts for High Fill Factors in Polymer-Passivated Perovskite Solar Cells. Science 2021, 371 (6527), 390-395, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb8687.
  • Xu, Z.; Guo, Z.; Madhu, R.; Xie, F.; Chen, R.; Wang, J.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Hu, Y.-S.; Titirici, M., Homogenous metallic deposition regulated by defect-rich skeletons for sodium metal batteries. Energy Environ. Sci. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ee01346g.
  • Tang, S.;  Bing, J.;  Zheng, J.;  Tang, J.;  Li, Y.;  Mayyas, M.;  Cho, Y.;  Jones, T. W.;  Yang, T. C.-J.;  Yuan, L.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Nguyen, H. T.;  Nielsen, M. P.;  Ekins-Daukes, N. J.;  Kalantar-Zadeh, K.;  Wilson, G. J.;  McKenzie, D. R.;  Huang, S.; Ho-Baillie, A. W. Y., Complementary Bulk and Surface Passivations for Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells by Gas Quenching. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2021, 100511, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100511.
  • Marriam, I.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Xu, Z.;  Chathuranga, H.;  Chen, S.;  Chen, H.;  Zheng, J.-C.;  Du, A.; Yan, C., Techniques Enabling Inorganic Materials into Wearable Fiber/Yarn and Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries. Energy Storage Mater. 2021, 43, 62-84, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2021.08.039.
  • Liu, K.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Ji, D.; Ramakrishna, S., Intelligent Materials. Matter 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2020.07.003.
  • Nguyen, H. T.;  Gerritsen, S.;  Mahmud, M. A.;  Wu, Y.;  Cai, Z.;  Truong, T.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Duong, T.; Peng, J.;  Weber, K.;  White, T. P.;  Catchpole, K.; Macdonald, D., Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Absorptivity: New Approach for Degradation Studies in Perovskite and Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10(4), 1902901, https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201902901.
  • Xu, Z.;  Xie, F.;  Wang, J.;  Au, H.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Guo, Z.;  Yang, S.;  Hu, Y. S.; Titirici, M. M., All‐Cellulose‐Based Quasi‐Solid‐State Sodium‐Ion Hybrid Capacitors Enabled by Structural Hierarchy. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29 (39), 1903895, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201903895.
  • Zhang, J.;  Cheng, Y.;  Tebyetekerwa, M.;  Meng, S.;  Zhu, M.; Lu, Y., “Stiff–Soft” Binary Synergistic Aerogels with Superflexibility and High Thermal Insulation Performance. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29 (15), 1806407, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201806407.


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