Dr Gaveshana Spelage is a researcher in low-cost solar cell fabrication and their material/device characterization. Currently, he is working on developing alternative electrodes and hole transport materials for perovskite solar cells, which is a new class of solar cells involving cheaper materials to compete with the dominant Silicon solar cells in the market. After earning his Honors degree in Chemistry (Sri Lanka), he stepped into Material Chemistry research pertaining to his Master’s Degree (Sri Lanka) through developing transparent electrodes for Dye Sensitised Solar cells. His achievements made him win a Scholarship for pursuing PhD research at Monash University on Application of Inorganic Hole Transport Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells. After completion of his PhD, he gained Industrial experience as a Chemist. Blending his academic and Industrial experience, he is now a Post Doctoral fellow at School of Chemistry at Monash University and affiliated to the ARC center of excellence in exciton science. The goal of his research is to develop materials/methodologies which will sustain the performance of perovskite solar cells in the long-term.

PhD in Chemistry, Monash University, Australia (2017)
MSc in Material Chemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Science, Sri Lanka (2012)