James Bullock, University of California, Berkeley
“for the development of dopant-free, selective contacts for high-efficiency Si photovoltaics”
James Bullock is an electrical engineering postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under Ali Javey. Previous to that, Bullock completed his PhD degree in engineering, as an Australian Renewable Energy Agency Fellow, from The Australian National University. In the final year of his doctorate, he received the American Australian Association Fellowship as a visiting researcher at Berkeley.
Bullock's most significant work is based on the development of novel contacting strategies for inorganic and 2D material photovoltaic devices. In particular, his work on the development of the first high-efficiency “dopant-free asymmetric heterocontact” or DASH silicon solar cell has become a seminal work in the field, being recognized as a Science Highlight by the U.S. Department of Energy.