Sustainable Energy & Environmental Devices (SEED) Laboratory

Energy and environmental solutions through materials innovation


The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Devices Lab is a research group, headed by Dr. James Bullock, within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

Our work focuses on materials-based innovation to address today’s pressing energy and environmental problems, drawing from disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemistry. Projects span topics such as photovoltaics, photocatalysis and low energy sensors for environmental applications.

News: Check out our latest activity!

Jan 2023: We are part of two ARENA projects focusing on next-gen solar technologies, worth $2.7M and $4.31M, see here and here

Jan 2023: James contributes to an article in Nature Reviews Materials, see it here

Dec 2022: Our new low damage PVD facility is finally ready for use! here

June 2022: James receives MCN technology fellowship.

Jan 2022: PhD student Luke gets the Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey scholarship, congrats to him!

Dec 2021: James gives an invited talk at the MRS Fall Meeting on titanium oxide selective contacts.

Dec 2021: James starts his DECRA fellowship.

April 2021: Our new perspective on polysilicon contacts is published in Joule, see it here

Jan 2020: Watch a video featuring our lab, here

Sept 2019: Our article on passivated contacts is published in Nature Energy, see it here

March 2019: James gives a plenary talk at GPVC 2019, see program here

Nov 2018: James wins the MRS postdoctoral prize, see interview here

Oct 2018: Our article on 2D IR detectors is published in Nature Photonics, see it here

July 2018: We developed a new website, have a look around!