Renewable Energy and Alternative Technologies
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Daniel Tune currently works at the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Germany, designing and building advanced new solar cell architectures. Daniel graduated from the Flinders University of South Australia with a BSc in Nanotechnology (Honours) and a PhD for his thesis, 'Single walled carbon nanotube photovoltaics', for which he was the recipient of the prestigious 2014 South Australian Science Excellence Award in the PhD Research Excellence category. Daniel’s core expertise is in carbon nanotubes interfaced with other semiconductors, primarily for photovoltaics applications. In particular, this has been in the field of carbon nanotube-silicon heterojunction solar cells and carbon nanotube-fullerene solar cells, although he has also worked on several other nanostructured photovoltaics systems. He has a strong track record of fundamental and applied research in these areas, which is documented by numerous publications in high impact journals, in addition to other work surrounding the preparation, characterisation, and controlled manipulation of carbon nanotubes, and the simulation of their optical properties. In 2013 he was elected as a Chartered Chemist by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and is a member of the Australian Institute of Physics. He has worked in the Australian defence industry and has several years of experience working as an undergraduate lecturer and tutor, as well as co‐supervision of PhD, Masters, and undergraduate research project students, in addition to reviewing for a variety of respected journals across nanotechnology, photovoltaics and advanced carbon nanomaterials.