Mr. Rhenish "Nene" Simon is a B.S. Physics graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He is a Master of Science in Physics and has a specialization in Gallium-Arsenide-based materials at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He studied Solar Cells Fabrication in Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman. He is currently a PhD Physics candidate with a specialization in Thin Film Optics at NIP-UP Diliman, where he continued his research under the supervision of Dr. Nathaniel Hermosa. Nene has been a full-time Physics Assistant Professor in UP Manila since 2017. Apart from his achievements in the academe, he is a very proud investor and stakeholder of Ensky Corporation.
Some people don’t like Physics when they were young but Physics has always been his favorite since he got to know about it. His personal motivation is learning electromagnetism. Presently, he and his team in UP Manila, ERG (A Research Group), are researching on solar cells and how they can increase its efficiency by surface modification.
Aside from the angle of light, circuit modification and increase in light exposure to the solar cell to increase its efficiency, their goal is to find a material that is economical and that will further increase the efficiency of absorption of sunlight by decreasing the reflection of incident light.
Nene speculated that it may take years to find the perfect material to conserve the energy to its highest possibility or to its fullest. Nevertheless, this move in their research has a great impact in the solar energy industry. Their research is one step towards revolution in the energy sector, especially the use of solar energy system as a renewable source of energy all over the globe.
Recently, Nene together with his team presented their research about Low Reflectance and Polarization-Insensitive Surfaces by Graded Index Thin Film at the Japan Society of Applied Physics and The Optical Society of America Joint Symposia 2018 held last September 18-21 at the Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. You can check out their study by clicking this link: https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/jsap2018a/subject/18p-PA2-20/tables?cryptoId=.
When Nene is not researching and teaching, he is spending his time on circuit training (performance kinetics). He is a 1-star licensed scuba diver and usually dives in Batangas. He is also a member of Victory Metro East Music Team, playing acoustic guitar.
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