Martin Green (professor)

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Martin Green
Martin Green in 2015
Martin Green in 2015
Born Martin Andrew Green
(1948-07-20) July 20, 1948 (age 68)[1]
Alma mater
Thesis Properties and applications of the metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) tunnel diode (1974)
Doctoral advisor John Shewchun[2]
Notable awards

Martin Andrew Green AM ForMemRS (born 20 July 1948)[1] is an Australian professor at the University of New South Wales who works on solar energy.[4][5][6][7][8] He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Progress in Photovoltaics.[9]


Green was born in Brisbane and was educated at the selective Brisbane State High School, graduated from University of Queensland and completed his PhD on a Commonwealth Scholarship at McMaster University in Canada, where he specialised in solar energy. In 1974, at the University of New South Wales, he initiated the Solar Photovoltaics Group which soon worked on the development of silicon solar cells. The group had their success in the early 80s through producing a 20% efficient silicon cell, which now has been improved to 25%.


Green has published several books on solar cells both for popular science and deep research. The “buried contact solar cell” was developed at UNSW in 1984.[10] Green also serves on the Board of the Sydney-based Pacific Solar Pty Ltd. (now known as CSG Solar), as Research Director. Green's portrait was painted with fellow scientist, Ross Garnaut for the Archibald Prize 2010. The painting was a finalist, losing to a portrait of Tim Minchin.

Awards and honours[edit]

Green has received several awards including:

His nomination for the Royal Society reads:


  1. ^ a b "GREEN, Prof. Martin Andrew". Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Green, M. A.; Shewchun, J. (1974). "Current multiplication in metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) tunnel diodes". Solid-State Electronics. 17 (4): 349. doi:10.1016/0038-1101(74)90127-0. 
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  4. ^ Martin Green's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Green, M. A.; Emery, K.; Hishikawa, Y.; Warta, W.; Dunlop, E. D. (2012). "Solar cell efficiency tables (version 39)". Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 20: 12. doi:10.1002/pip.2163. 
  6. ^ Zhao, J.; Wang, A.; Green, M. A.; Ferrazza, F. (1998). "19.8% efficient "honeycomb" textured multicrystalline and 24.4% monocrystalline silicon solar cells". Applied Physics Letters. 73 (14): 1991. doi:10.1063/1.122345. 
  7. ^ Pillai, S.; Catchpole, K. R.; Trupke, T.; Green, M. A. (2007). "Surface plasmon enhanced silicon solar cells". Journal of Applied Physics. 101 (9): 093105. doi:10.1063/1.2734885. 
  8. ^ Green, M. A.; Emery, K.; Hishikawa, Y.; Warta, W. (2011). "Solar cell efficiency tables (version 37)". Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 19: 84. doi:10.1002/pip.1088. 
  9. ^ Progress in Photovoltaics, Editorial Board. Retrieved 19th February 2015.
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  11. ^ Biography on Right Livelihood Award
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