Stuart Wenham (born 1957 in Sydney) is the current director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics and Director of Academic Studies of the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Wenham is also the Chief Technology Officer of Suntech, the world’s largest producer of solar panels.
Wenham’s pioneering work with Professor Martin Green on solar cell technology won them the 1999 Australia Prize. In 2008, Wenham was awarded the Clunies Ross Award for “contributions to solar cell development and commercialisation”. In 2009 Wenham received the Cherry Award at the 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Philadelphia.