- Development of novel manufacturing processes for silicon solar cells, thin film deposition, electrochemical processing, solar cell metallization, hybrid- and hetero-contacts, device analysis
|Since 01/2016||Head of Department "Advanced Development for High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells" at Fraunhofer ISE. Responsible for R&D on advanced silicon solar cell concepts and novel manufacturing process technology. Staff members ~60. Annual budget of about 5 Mio. USD.|
|01/2012-12/2015||Head of Department "Novel Processes" at Fraunhofer ISE. Responsible for R&D novel manufacturing process technology for silicon solar cells. Staff members ~20.|
|07-12/2011||Head of Group "Metallization Technology" at Fraunhofer ISE. Responsible for R&D on metallization technology for silicon solar cells. Staff members ~10.|
|01-06/2011||Senior Scientist at RENA GmbH, Solar Technology Center Freiburg, Germany. Joined the R&D-Team for silicon solar cell process technology.|
|01/2008-12/2010||Postdoctoral Fellow at Fraunhofer ISE in the group "Inline-Characterization and Quality Assurance". Research focus on silicon solar cell analysis and photoluminescence imaging.|
|01-09/2007||Student teacher on high-school-level at the Kreisgymnasium-Hochschwarzwald in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany.|
|02-06/2007||Seminar for didactics and teacher training in Freiburg, Germany
Courses in physics and mathematics education.
|03/2007||Received the degree Dr. rer. nat. (comparable to PhD) in physics from University of Freiburg, Germany.|
|04/2004-12/2006||Doctoral studies on the analysis of organic bulk-hetrojuction solar cells using simulations and experiments at the Freiburg Material Research Center of the University of Freiburg, Germany.|
|08/2003||Diplom in Physics (comparable to M.Sc.) received from the University of Tübingen, Germany.
Thesis on organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells.
|04/98-08/03||Studies of physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany.|
|11/00-03/01||Semester abroad at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.|
|10/97-03/98||Studies of physics and mathematics at the University of Konstanz, Germany.|
|Since 2015||“Fundamentals of Physics” for several master’s programs on renewable energy engineering at the University of Freiburg, Germany.|
|2012||Invited lecture on “Metallization for High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells” at the European Photovoltaics Summer School in Krakow, Poland.|