Prof. Dr. Andreas Bett


Research focus

The main areas of research of Prof. Dr. Andreas Bett include solar silicon material, epitaxial growth of Si and III-V semiconductors, development of characterisation techniques for advanced solar cell devices and the fabrication of solar cells. Furthermore, he develops concentrator module and systems and is involved in field testing.
He is also co-founder of the company Concentrix Solar which manufactures and installs CPV systems. In addition he is active member in the IEC TC82 WG7 for standardisation of CPV technologies and member of the European PV Platform WG3. He has organised several international conferences and served in many scientific committees. 

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Andreas W. Bett is director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany and Professor of “Solar Energy Materials and Technologies” in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg. He received the Dipl. Degree in physics and the Dipl. degree in mathematics form the Albert Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany in 1988 and 1989, respectively and the PhD degree in physics form the University in Konstanz, Germany in 1992. He joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ISE in 1987. In 1993 he became the head of the group “III-V – epitaxy and solar cells”. From 2007 until 2016 he was head of the department “Materials – Solar Cells and Technology” and from 2009 until 2016 he was deputy director of the institute. In 2017 he was appointed director of the institute. 

Awards & outstanding achievements

In 2009 Prof. Dr. Andreas Bett received the 17th European Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in photovoltaics. In 2010 he was awarded with the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize and the EARTO Prize and in 2012 he received the German Environmental Prize for his efforts and achievements in industrialisation of CPV technology.