Dr. Martin Hermle

Head of Department High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells, 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
  • Characterization and simulation of novel cell structures of silicon, III/V solar cells and silicon based tandem solar cells
  • Development of novel solar cell concepts

Curriculum vitae

since 01/2012
Head of Department “High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells and Novel Processes” at Fraunhofer ISE. Responsible for the Silicon Solar Cell Clean Room Technology (600 m2) and advanced silicon solar cell concepts. Staff members ~60. Reporting to the Director of Division.
11/2008 - 01/2012
Head of Group "High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells" at Fraunhofer ISE. Responsible for the Silicon Solar Cell Clean Room Technology (600 m2) and advanced silicon solar cell concepts. Staff members ~30. Reporting to the Head of Department.
11/2008 PhD-examination at University Konstanz, Germany
2004 - 2008
PhD on "Analysis of silicon- and II-V-solar cells using simulations and experiments" at Fraunhofer ISE in association with the University of Konstanz, Department of Physiscs

Contributions to scientific community

since 2008
Supervisor and examination of more than 10 PhD and 20 Master students
since 2005

Ad hoc referee for various journals (Applied Physics Letters, Physical Status Solidi, Rapid Research Letters,  IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Progress in Photovoltaics, and others)

Referee and Chairman at different conferences (Silicon PV, European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and others, IEEE PVSC)

Publications