Christophe Ballif

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MC A2 304 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

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MC A2 304 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

BAC 104 (Château de Bassenges)
Station 5
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD



PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Doctoral Program in Photonics

Doctoral Program in Energy

Doctoral Program in Physics

Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing


Energy supply, economics and transition

This course examines the supply of energy from various angles: available resources, how they can be combined or substituted, their private and social costs, whether they can meet the demand, and how the transition to a renewable energy system can be fostered.

NRG2019: Energy Systems: managing the transition to renewables

This Summer School will try to bring to together these very disparate topics including energy policy, modeling and technologies in one coherent single event and give the participants a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges of the coming energy transition.

Fundamentals & processes for photovoltaic devices

The objective of this lecture is to give an in-depth understanding of the physics and manufacturing processes of photovoltaic solar cells and related devices (photodetectors, photoconductors). The principle and techniques addressed in this lecture will be useful in a wide range of related fields.

Large-area electronics: devices and materials

Introduction to the physical concepts involved in the description of optical and electronic transport properties of thin-film semiconductor materials found in many large-area applications (solar cells, displays, imagers, etc) and introduction to the physics of the related devices.