Tom Fontaine is a professional engineer with degrees in physics and mathematics. He is an experienced company director who has considerable experience in the energy industry. He has been on the board and management of a number of private and ASX listed companies.
Tom was a founder and a director of Pure Energy Resources Limited (ASX:PES) which listed on the ASX in 2006 and was purchased by takeover for $1 billion in 2010.
Gavin Tulloch jointly founded Dyesol Ltd (ASX code: DYE) in 2004. He managed the international expansion of the business, establishing and directing subsidiaries in UK, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Singapore and Korea. Gavin was appointed Managing Director between 2008 to 2010, and subsequently he fulfilled the role of CTO and international executive director until 2012. Subsequent to 2012, Gavin has been an international business and technology consultant based often in Europe, working partly in the sustainable energy field including PSC development in Italy and as Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Gavin holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in the field of perovskite semiconducting oxides and is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
Sylvia Tulloch was co-founder of Dyesol Ltd in 2004. Her other ASX roles include as director, then Chair of Ecoquest Limited, now Cynata Limited (CYP) 2009 to 2012. As Chair of Griffin Accelerator Holdings and a member of the CBRIN Board, she is an active member of the Canberra innovation ecosystem, and mentor to companies in the Accelerator programme.
Companies in which Sylvia is a shareholder, angel investor and Director include Uniflow Power – commercialising biomass fuelled small scale electricity generators, PSI – commercialising fibre optic sensor systems, Lava Blue – a company with a mine-to-market business plan for high purity battery materials, Wildlife Drones and Sundrive Solar – which is developing next generation PV conductor systems. Sylvia has been active in government liaison, both at company and industry levels.
Paul Moonie is Technical Project Leader for the PSC pilot plant in Australia. He has been undertaking research and development of 3rd generation solar technology since 2001, both with the Greatcell companies and as a researcher at QUT in Brisbane where he is completing his PhD. Paul has been involved in a number of product development projects based on DSC and PSC technologies.
Michael Graetzel created the field of molecular photovoltaics, being the first to conceive and realize mesoscopic photo-systems based on dyes as light harvesters that can rival the performance of state of the art solar cells based on planar solid state p-n junctions. He is credited with moving the photovoltaic field beyond the principle of light absorption via diodes to the molecular level. Professor Graetzel also played a pivotal role in the recent development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) that directly emerged from DSC that he invented. He has been associated with Greatcell in its several editions since our founding work in Canberra in 1994.
Dr Polycarpos Falaras
Dr. Polycarpos Falaras is a Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ in Athens (Greece), leading a group of 16 people. He has strong expertise in Research Management and has participated and led several EU and National research projects. He is currently working on nanomaterials and nanotechnology-driven processes for solar energy conversion to electricity and for environmental protection (photocatalytic materials and reactors for water cleaning, CO2 capture/conversion). He has over 250 papers in international refereed journals, >12.000 citations, 7 patents, and is Associate Editor of Applied Catalysis B Environmental. He is EU projects collaborator and perovskite applications advisor to Greatcell Energy.
Dr Luca Sorbello
Luca Sorbello has been associated with activities of the Greatcell Solar group since 2008. From 2010 Luca Sorbello was Executive Sales and Marketing Manager. He is now Managing Director for Greatcell Solar Italia. In December 2002 he was awarded a Master of Arts in “business organization and management” in the engineering management school at University of Tor Vergata in Rome. At Tor Vergata, he has been since 2004 an adjunct professor and in 2008 Luca completed his Ph.D. in industrial management at the University.
Dr Enrico Leonardi
Dr. Enrico Leonardi is Technical Project Leader for Greatcell’s European projects based in Italy, He has 10 years post-doctoral experience with Greatcell Solar Italia, involved in scale-up of DSC, development of perovskite solar cells, module and device encapsulation, DSC and Perovskite panel realization. He supervises the development of LED based solar simulators.
Prof Dai Songyuan
Professor Dai Songyuan is full professor of School of Renewable Energy at North China Electric Power University. He received his PhD degree from Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001, after undertaking training in DSC technology at the Australian laboratories of Sustainable Technologies International, He led the team at IPP till 2013, when he moved to North China Electric Power University. He obtained the Anhui Province Youth Science and Technology Award in 2007 and China Photovoltaic Prize in 2013 by the China Renewable Energy Society. He was the IOC member of IPS(2010-2018) and the Member of the Council of Chinese Renewable Energy Society, and served as the chief scientist for the National Project of China MOST(2006~2018).
Dr Hongxia Wang
Dr. Hongxia Wang is a Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Hongxia has expertise and extensive research experience (over 17 years) in the area of next generation solar cells, in particular sensitized solar cells (DSC), CZTS thin film solar cells and perovskite solar cells. She is recipient of “Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award for 2016” in the topic of Photovoltaics by International Solar Energy Society. Her research team is currently focussed on development of new approaches for fabrication of stable, high performance perovskite solar cells and supercapacitors through innovative materials and device research. She is Research Collaborator and Scientific Advisor to Greatcell Energy.
Dr Andrew King
Andrew King is a multidisciplinary business breeder, director and co-founder with special expertise in identifying and formulating credible operational strategy, building relationships and road mapping of high-tech business ventures. He has board experience across UK, Germany, Switzerland and Italy and has been responsible for many transactions covering advanced materials, energy and mining, pattern recognition, sensors and wearable technology across USA, Australia and Asia Pacific countries.