Associate Professor Tom White

Associate Professor White has a BSc(Hons) and PhD in physics from the University of Sydney, and has previously held research positions in the United States (Bell Laboratories) and the UK (University of St Andrews). He has published widely in areas of theoretical and experimental optics and photonics, nanostructure enhancement of light-matter interactions, and photovoltaics. His current research focus is on perovskite solar cells and tandems, with a particular interest in quantifying recombination and optical losses in these devices. Other research interests include perovskite light emitters and lasers, and their applications.

In 2018 A/Prof White was awarded a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to develop high efficiency perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with efficiencies above 30%.

Google scholar:



  • Perovskite photovoltaics
  • Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells
  • Perovskite light emitters
  • Light management for solar cells
  • Photonic crystals
  • Slow light
  • Silicon photonics
  • Nonlinear optics

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