Connect Program Partners | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Exciton Science is proud to be associated with the leading Australian industry organisations that have committed to becoming Connect Program Partners.

This program is designed to allow us to better engage with our many industry and government connections in a meaningful and collaborative way.

It is hoped that this program will assist in forming new collaborative projects, provide recruitment opportunities and lead to new research discoveries in the field of exciton science, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

ClearVue PV

ClearVue PV

ClearVue PV has been working for years perfecting a technology that utilises an age-old building material, one that protects us from and connects us to our environment, clear glass!

ClearVue PV’s patented technology allows visible light to pass through a pane of glass, while the invisible wavelengths of light are deflected to the edges of the glass where they are converted into electricity.

ClearVue PV technology can transform a glass building into a massive solar panel, generating power where it’s needed, reducing power transmission requirements across large distances. The technology is cost effective, environmentally friendly, and provides a sustainable and innovative new power generation capacity.

ClearVue PV has the potential to add efficiency to automobiles, public transport, agriculture and mobile electronic devices.

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Victor Rosenberg

Victor is a serial entrepreneur who is globally recognised for his contributions to the glass industry. Victor started out life qualifying as a Pharmacist before starting and exiting a pharmaceutical manufacturing business.

He has extensive business experience in senior management and sales related positions gained over the last 40 years. For over 25 of these years he has owned and operated businesses he started including the pharmaceutical manufacturing business as well as in toiletries and food manufacturing where he won an International Innovation Award in Germany for developments in food processing technologies. He has also consulted to a number of private and public companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and health foods.

In his work with ClearVue, Victor has recently spearheaded new and novel directions into which the ClearVue technology and product range is being diversified. In particular, through ClearVue’s ongoing collaboration with world-leading architects, designers and façade engineers (such as Arup Group), a range of self-powered, autonomous smart façade products have now been developed for commercialisation.

These include multifunctional window units and façade components such as windows featuring internal and external LED illumination, USB charging points, dynamic transparency-control (using PDLC, electrochromics or electrophoretics) and autonomous self-powered venetian and roller blind integration. All such window or façade features are controlled remotely over the internet.

These new developments have placed ClearVue at the vanguard of the worlds most advanced facade development and design and put ClearVue into a position of world leadership in self-powered smart window and glazing technologies.


Mikhail Vasiliev

Dr Mikhail Vasiliev graduated from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia) in 2002.

He is a multi-skilled expert with research interests in the fields of optical physics, optical engineering, photonics, nano-engineered functional materials, and scientific software development.

Mikhail has been part of the Australian optics and photonics industry since early 2001, working as Development Engineer at JDS Uniphase Corp., North Ryde, Sydney, and later as Physicist at Optoelectronics Pty Ltd (Melbourne), until 2005.

As Senior Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University between 2005-2020 Mikhail has worked on a number of research projects and in particular for ClearVue Technologies’ projects since 2010. 

He is now employed full-time at ClearVue Technologies as Lead Scientist. Mikhail has co-authored multiple high-impact research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as several scientific book chapters. His Google Scholar profile is available here.



BluGlass is an Australian clean technology company that is developing and commercialising a breakthrough semiconductor technology called remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD), for the production of high efficiency devices such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes and power electronics.

RPCVD has several potential advantages over current manufacturing techniques promising higher performing devices and a cleaner, lower temperature and lower cost method of manufacture.

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Dr Josh Brown (Head of Epitaxy

“I received my BSc in physics with First Class Honours from Macquarie University in 2007 and my PhD from Macquarie University in 2012. My research was in the field of experimental condensed matter physics - working on the growth and characterisation of rare-earth nitride thin films, where I focussed on the use of synchrotron-based soft x-ray spectroscopy techniques for elucidating electronic structure information.

I began working at BluGlass in 2011 as a Senior Process Engineer, and was appointed to the role of Head of MOCVD Deposition in 2017, and then to Head of Epitaxy in 2019.

BluGlass is an Australian clean technology company that is developing and commercialising a breakthrough semiconductor technology called remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD), for the production of high efficiency devices such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes (LDs), power electronics and concentrated solar cells.

My work at BluGlass is primarily as a crystal grower of III-Nitride materials and devices. I am heavily involved in the equipment and process development of BluGlass’ core technology RPCVD. I am the primary author on a number of key publications and a named inventor on a number of key patents. Since 2017 I have led the Epitaxy Foundry Services arm of BluGlass (known as EpiBlu) - providing custom R&D and epi solutions to customers around the world using both the MOCVD and RPCVD platforms. I am currently the lead scientist for the development of BluGlass' RPCVD-enhanced laser diode products.“

Dr Ian Mann (COO & CTO)

“I’m a materials scientist with a career in research and commercial organisations around the world, working at the leading edge of developing new technology.

I’m currently the COO and CTO at ASX-listed semiconductor technology company BluGlass, where we’re developing new manufacturing techniques using Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology in the high-performance LED and microLED spaces. We're researching new ways to make LEDs more efficient, and easier and cheaper to manufacture, with less effect on the environment, and we continue to deliver breakthrough results.

Before that I was CEO at Bandwidth Foundry, where we specialised in photolithography of optical materials, including manufacturing of photomasks, for use in optical waveguides, microelectromechanical systems, and microfluidic devices.

Researching, developing and commercialising new technology that makes a difference and that can deliver value in the commercial world remains the backbone of my career. Working with and supporting one of the best teams in the world in the semiconductors manufacturing sectors - and to be doing so here in Australia - remains a highlights of my career to date.”



Woodside provides energy which Australia and the world needs to heat homes, keep lights on and enable industry. Woodside has a reputation for safe and reliable operations. Their LNG in particular supports the decarbonisation goals of their customers, and they are progressing opportunities to commercialise new energy products and lower-carbon services as part of their broader product mix.  

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Harold Yap

Harold has 10 years of experience in energy, oil and gas, road, rail and mining industries in Australia as a business analyst, project manager, and engineer, with a focus on delivering commercially viable and technically excellent outcomes.

Currently, Harold is a Power Adviser at Woodside Energy, working on the establishment of an electricity business at Australia’s largest operator of oil and gas production.

His responsibilities include the management of functional resources, land agreement negotiation, commercial analysis and market intelligence in the electricity industry with a focus on renewables and energy storage.

Harold’s previous responsibilities include the testing, delivery and commissioning of subsea hardware and control systems, and oil production asset accountability.