I studied Physics between 1990 and 1996 at the Universities of Ulm (Germany) and Waikato (New Zealand). While specializing mostly on Theoretical Physics and Quantum Theory during my studies, I turned towards Experimental Physics for a graduate work on gas-phase epitaxy of silicon. After that, I pursued a PhD program at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), studying Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. As PostDoc, I went to EMPA (Switzerland) to work on plasma processes for hard coatings of TiN and to the Jülich Research Centre in Germany to study light scattering ZnO front contacts for solar cells. Since 2005 I lead a research group within the PV-Lab in Neuchatel. Currently I work on passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells using thin silicon films as contact layers.
Between 2013 and 2015 I was delegate of the Council of Teaching Personnel (CCE) and in 2015 I was appointed to Maitre d'Enseignement et Recherche (Senior Lecturer and Scientist). Currently I am a member of the Council of the Engineering Faculty (CF-STI) where I represent EPFL's teaching staff.
private website: http://www.superstrate.net
|PostDoc||Surface and Joining Technology||Swiss Federal Laboratores for Material Testing and Research (EMPA)||2002-2004|
|Project Leader||Institute of Photovoltaics||J�lich Research Centre (Germany)||2005|
|Group Leader||Photovoltacis and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory||University of Neuchatel||2006-2008|
|Group Leader||Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory||EPFL||2009-present|
|Dipl. Phys.||Physics||University of Ulm (Germany)||1996|
|Dr. Sc. Nat.||Physics||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Z�rich||2001|
Enseignement & Phd
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Photonics
- Doctoral Program in Physics
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...
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 physi...