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
2008-2013
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
1995-2000
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
2008-2014
Member of the review committee for the DFG Schwerpunktprogramm "Aktive Mikrooptik"

Publications