Dr. Zin was graduated with PhD in Semiconductor and Solar Cells at the Australian National University (ANU) on 2012. He also had a Master degree in Precision (Micro and Nano) Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is now with the University of Central Florida leading the team for developing solar cell device fabrication capabilities, advancing characterization and analysis, and development of industrially applicable high efficiency silicon solar cells. He was with ANU as a Research Fellow until 2016 since the submission of his dissertation. Dr. Zin has many years of demonstrated track record in developing >24% IBC silicon solar cells and managing collaboration projects with industry partners including Trina Solar, GCL System Integration, SolarTech Universal, Tempress, Oxford Instruments, Roth & Rau, International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research ICAMR, Semilab SDI, NAURA-Akrion, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore SERIS and ESA Renewables. Notably, through partnership Trina Solar has successfully commercialized large-area IBC silicon solar cells with efficiency of 24.13% (2nd highest after SunPower) based on the technologies that Dr. Zin and colleagues developed at the Australian National University. Dr Zin is also a pioneer in uncovering RIE-induced damage leading to excessive carrier recombination; developing methods to mitigate, reverse, and circumvent those degradation; and applied them in a series of interdigitated back contact IBC Si solar cells.