Head of the Module Technology Development Group
National University of Singapore - Solar Energy Research Institute Of Singapore
Dr. Yong Sheng Khoo is a Senior Research Fellow at National University of Singapore and the head of PV Module Development group at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore while working as post-graduate researcher at SERIS in the field of solar photovoltaic (PV). He also holds a B.S and M.Eng degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, USA. Working on PV since 2010, his research work over the years covered areas of PV technological development such as investigating outdoor performance of different module technologies in Singapore, modelling of optimal PV module orientation and tilt angle for maximum energy collection by the module, development of novel optical characterization techniques for PV modules, optimizing the performance of PV modules for tropical conditions, PV module recycling, and so on. His current research focuses on the study of module potential induced degradation (PID), advanced module imaging technology for defect detections, and building-integrated PV (BIPV) modules. He is lead- and co-principal investigator of multiple public grants including the Solar CRP-01 “Cost-effective high-power density Building Integrated PV (BIPV) modules”. He is also leading the BIPV Innovations team in SERIS to develop innovative module technology for various urban solar applications in Singapore. As a recognition of his achievement in advancing PV module research, Dr. Khoo received Young Scientist Award from Mr. MASAGOS Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, in October 2016.