Dr. rer. nat. Tim Niewelt

Researcher, Division Solar Cells - Development and Characterization

Research focus

  • Charge carrier lifetime measurement based on photoluminescence effects
  • experimental and physical limitations
  • Investigation of limitations of monocrystalline silicon due to crystal defects
  • light-induced degradation
  • oxygen-related defects in Czochralski silicon
  • metal impurities

Curriculum vitae

since 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher at Fraunhofer ISE and the University of Freiburg
PhD thesis "Lifetime-limiting defects in monocrystalline silicon" at University of Freiburg and Fraunhofer ISE
2012 Diploma in Materials Science (Engineering) from Technical University Darmstadt (with distinction)
2010 Intern at Schott Solar (Alzenau)
Student research assistant at Fraunhofer LBF
Student at Technical University Darmstadt (materials science)