Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz

Head of Division Solar Cells - Development and Characterization

Research focus

  • Design and fabrication of high-efficiency silicon solar cells
  • Analysis of loss mechanisms in solar cells and silicon material
  • Characterisation of fundamental semiconductor parameters as Auger recombination in silicon
  • Development of novel solar cell concepts (tandem, upconversion…)

Curriculum vitae

Professorship (W3, Full Professor) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany “Laboratory for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion”
Head of division at Fraunhofer ISE “Solar Cells – Development and Characterization”
01/2007- 03/2011 Head of department at Fraunhofer ISE “Silicon Solar Cells – Development and Characterization”
10/1999- 12/2006 Head of group at Fraunhofer ISE “High-efficiency silicon solar cells”
01/1996- 10/1999 Scientist in the high-efficiency silicon solar cell group at Fraunhofer ISE
12/1995 Ph.D. (physics), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg

Awards & outstanding achievements

2015 Both-side contacted monocrystalline silicon solar cell with an efficiency above 25%
Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics 2014
2008 Eni Award (for the promotion of science and technology in the field of renewable energies): Science and Technology Award
2004 First multicrystalline silicon solar cells above 20% efficiency