Institute of Electrical Engineering,Chinese Academy of Sciences


NameLei Zhao Date of Birth   
SexMale  DegreePh.D. 
Place of Birth  Professional TitleAssistant Professor 
Tel010£­82547042  Administrative Title 
Research Directions:Si-based solar cells
Education and Work Experiences:1996.9-2000.7 B.E. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
2000.9-2003.1 M.E. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
2003.9-2006.6 Ph.D. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2006.- Assistant Professor, Group of Solar Cell Technology, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Projects:Project principal:
Study on transparent conductive cathode materials with low work function, supported by IEE director fund (2008.1-2010.12)
Project member:
3 projects supported by national high-tech (863)programs.
2 projects supported by enterprises: Jiangsu Solarfun and Eoplly.
Main Achievements:1. Preparing Ge quantum dots, SiGe quantum wells and superlattices, and so on, by UHV/CVD.
2. Characterizing the nonlinear optical properties of SiGe asymmetric superlattices by Reflectance Difference Spectroscopy (RDS) and Mach-Zehnder interferometer.
3. Fabricating SiGe detectors, modulators and filters.
4. Theoretically analyzing and designing HIT solar cells with the emphasis on the role of work function of TCO on the solar cell properties
5. Depositing silicon thin films including a-Si:H, nc-Si, and ¦Ģc-Si, by PECVD.
6. Fabricating HIT solar cells on p-type Si substrates.
7. Maintaining the solar cell production processes for Eoplly Co., Ltd.
8. Having more than 30 papers published and being invited as a reviewer for international journals ”°Solar Energy”± and ”°Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells”±.
Publications:1. L. Zhao, C. L. Zhou, H. L. Li, H. W. Diao, W. J. Wang. Design optimization of bifacial HIT solar cells on p-type silicon substrates by simulation. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2008, 92 (6): 684-692.
2. L. Zhao, C. L. Zhou, H. L. Li, H. W. Diao, and W. J. Wang. Role of the work function of transparent conductive oxide on the performance of amorphous/crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells studied by computer simulation. Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), 2008, 205: 1215-1221
3. L. Zhao, C. L. Zhou, H. L. Li, H. W. Diao, and W. J. Wang. Optimizing polymorphous silicon back surface field of a-Si(n)/c-Si(p) heterojunction solar cells by simulation. Acta Physica Sinica, 2008 57 (5): 3212-3218.
4. Zhao L, Tu XG, Zuo YH, Chen SW, Wang QM. Electro-optic coefficients of Si0.75Ge0.25/Si/Si0.5Ge0.5 asymmetric superlattice measured by polarization-maintaining fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 89 (14): Art. No. 141104.
5. Zhao L, Zuo YH, Chen YH, Shi WH, Wang HN, Wang QM. Study on in-plane optical anisotropy of Si0.75Ge0.25/Si/Si0.5Ge0.5 asymmetric superlattice by reflectance difference spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 88 (7): Art. No. 071908.