Research Team

Steve Coonen

Applications Engineer & Business Development (USA)

Steve Coonen is a photovoltaic consulting engineer, specializing in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) based in California. He is an electrical engineer from the University of Arizona (1982). Mr. Coonen has been working in the photovoltaics field since 1983 starting as a contractor specializing in new construction photovoltaics for Westinghouse. In 1994 he cofounded Atlantis Energy Systems (still in business today) where Mr. Coonen began his focus on BIPV. Applied Solar of San Diego then hired Mr. Coonen in 2004 as their Corporate Technology Officer to direct the development of a new line of BIPV glass products. For the past 25 years he has had a sole direction of developing and certifying new solar electric building materials. He currently has over 3,000 BIPV systems fielded to his credit, including the California Academy of Science in San Francisco, the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan and 1,500 new homes for Pulte Homes.



Prof. Kamal Alameh

Lead Science Advisor


Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is a world renowned authority in optics and nanophotonics and a World-Class University (WCU) Professor with the Department of Nano-bio Materials and Electronics at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Adjunct Professor at Glamorgan University, Wales, UK, and Guest Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, “MicroPhotonics” that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors. Kamal has a PhD in Engineering (Photonics), Sydney University, Australia, 1993; Masters of Engineering (Photonics), Melbourne University, Australia, 1989. Prof Alameh has published over 250 peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 22 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential.

Dr Mikhail Vasiliev

Senior Research Fellow


Dr Mikhail Vasiliev is a Senior Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University and a multi-skilled expert in the fields of optical physics, optical engineering, photonics, nano-engineered functional materials and also in scientific software development. He has been with Edith Cowan University (Perth, Western Australia) since 2005 and has been working on ClearVue Technologies’ projects since 2010.  Mikhail has a PhD (Physics), Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia), 2002 and has co-authored multiple high-impact research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Mohammad Nur-E-Alam

Research Fellow


Nur is a research fellow at Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI), Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is a skilful expert in the field of design, synthesis and characterisation of various types of thin film materials and optical coatings including photonic nanostructures, and functional magneto-optic (MO) materials. Nur has a PhD (Material Science and Engineering), Edith Cowan University, 2013. He has co-authored several high-impact research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals. Since 2011 he has been working in the ClearVue Technologies’ projects.


Lydia Helena Wong


Lydia is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science (First Class Honors) and Doctor of Philosophy, both in Materials Science and Engineering from (NTU). After her PhD, she worked as a Senior Engineer at Chartered Semiconductor (now called Global Foundries) on advanced microelectronic devices. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University where she worked on organic photovoltaic. Her research interest is in the structural and chemical modification of semiconductor materials for clean energy and electronics application. She has published more than 100 publications in international peer reviewed journals and given invited talks in international conferences particularly in the area of thin film solar cells and solar water splitting.


Schlomo Magdassi


Shlomo Magdassi is a professor of chemistry, at the Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Currently he is the Head of the Institute of Chemistry, and of the Functional and 3D printing center at The Hebrew University. His research focuses on formation and applications of micro and nanoparticles. These particles are used as active components in delivery systems, such as in cosmetics and pharmaceutics, and in functional coatings and inks, such as conductive inks for printed electronics, thermosolar coatings 2D and 3D printing. He is the author of over 250 publications, and the editor of 4 books. In addition to his scientific publications, he also has over 70 inventions, some led to industrial activities such as worldwide sales and establishing new companies. For more information click here.


Yongliang (Liam) Liu

Mr Yongliang (Liam) Liu is the CTO of Qingdao Rocky Technical Glass Co., Ltd (Rocky). Liam is engaged by ClearVue through Rocky to support technical development of the ClearVue products. Rocky and Liam are focused on the manufacturing of vacuum glass, energy-saving windows and doors (including for passive housing design), Glass curtain wall engineering, and research and development in respect of the same.