Dr. Benedikt Bläsi

Head of Team Microstructured Surfaces, Division Solar Cells - Development and Characterization

Research focus

  • Micro- and nanostructured functional surfaces
  • Large area structure origination by interference lithography
  • Structure replication by nanoimprint lithography and other microreplication processes
  • Optical and topographical characterization of micro and nanostructured surfaces
  • Wave optical modeling
  • Photon management for solar cells, displays and lighting applications

Curriculum vitae

since 2005
Head of the Team "Microstructured Surfaces", Fraunhofer ISE
Coordinator of the Fraunhofer Alliance OPTIC SURFACES
2004 Visiting fellow at Institute for Nanoscale Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
2001 Co-founder of Holotools GmbH, now business unit Holotools of Temicon GmbH
2000-2005 Researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer ISE
2000 Dissertation on "Moth-eye" antireflective surfaces originated by interference lithography
Doctoral candidate at the Fraunhofer ISE, Doctoral student at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany (Prof. Joachim Luther)
1995 Master of Science (University of Durham, UK, research focus: foundations of quantum mechanics)
1991-1995 Studies of Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany, and University of Durham, UK

Contributions to scientific organizations

since 2019 Associate Editor of "Optics Express", an open-access journal of the Optical Society (OSA)
since 2008
Member of the scientific committee of the "Photonics for Solar Energy Systems" conference within SPIE Photonics Europe
Member of the review committee for the DFG Schwerpunktprogramm "Aktive Mikrooptik"