Dr. Markus Glatthaar studied Physics and Mathematics at the Universities of Konstanz and Tübingen. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2007 to analyze organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells using simulations and experiments at the Freiburg Material Research Center of the University of Freiburg. After that, he has worked at Fraunhofer ISE, where he was heading the Group of Metallization Technology and later the Department of Novel Processes. Since 2016, he is the Head of Department at Advanced Development for High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells research group responsible for R&D on advanced silicon solar cell concepts and novel manufacturing process technology at Fraunhofer ISE.
His research focuses on developing novel manufacturing processes for silicon solar cells, thin-film deposition, electrochemical processing, solar cell metallization, hybrid- and hetero-contacts, device analysis.