Dr Richard Corkish has been working in photovoltaics research and education, mainly at UNSW, since 1990. From 2003 to 2013 he led, as Head of School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), the globally leading photovoltaics research team and pioneering photovoltaics education program at UNSW. In that decade, the School’s budget approximately quintupled, the student numbers reached almost 600 and SPREE alumni changed the face of the national and international industries.
Dr Corkish is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, an Advisor to the Indian National Centre for Photovoltaics Research and Education and External Examiner for the Clean Energy Program at Singapore Polytechnic and an Editor for the prestigious IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. He has published and supervised the projects of over 200 students. He has published over 50 journal papers, book chapters and books and over 150 conference papers.