in scientific cooperation with

Fraunhofer ISE

Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber

Eicke Weber is Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg and holds the chair in Applied Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Freiburg.

Before coming to Freiburg, Eicke Weber was a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley for 23 years. As a material researcher, he dealt mainly with defects in silicon and III-V-semiconductors.He formed a new field of research around the key-word “dirty silicon”, which investigates how silicon with a high metal content can be processed into good solar cells.

Professor Weber was the Founding President of the Berkeley Chapter of the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America (AvHAA) and President of the AvHAA from 2001-2003. In 1994, Eicke Weber was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt-Prize and in 2006, he received the Federal Cross of Merit.

 

Prof. Dr. Leonhard M. Reindl

Leonhard Reindl is a full professor at the Laboratory for Electrical Instrumentation in the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg, which he is also leading. Before accepting this position, he worked in the microacoustics group of the Siemens Corporate Technology Department in Munich, Germany. His primary research concentrates on the development and application of a variety of surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor systems.

Leonhard Reindl is a member of the IEEE and several other professional associations, including the European Security Research and Innovation Forum ESRIF. He was an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society from 2005 to 2007. He holds more than 30 patents on SAW devices and wireless passive sensors and has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in this field. 

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz

Stefan Glunz is one of the main initiators of this Master Program at the University of Freiburg. He is head of the Department of Silicon Solar Cells – Development and Characterization at the Fraunhofer ISE and a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg.

His research focuses on new solar cell designs and advanced metallization concepts for thin silicon wafers. The superior results in his department include achieving the world record efficiency for multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 20.3% and the world record efficiency for fluorescent collectors. He has more than 130 papers in the field of Photovoltaics.