Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla earned his Ph.D. degree in 1998 at the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart. Since 2010, Prof. Powalla holds a professorship for thin-film photovoltaics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute.
Michael Powalla is a board member and head of the Photovoltaics Division at Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).
Prof. Powalla is a renowned expert in thin-film photovoltaics and a member of the European Energy Research Alliance(EERA). He contributed to the Strategic Research Agenda for Photovoltaic Solar Energy Technology of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform and the Ad-hoc group Photovoltaics of the academy project Energie systeme der Zukunft (Energy Systems of the Future, ESYS for short). His publications number is well above 200 in journals and conference proceedings. He has done international consulting and evaluation of different projects. He is a member of the German Physical Society (DPG), the Materials Research Society, USA as well as the European Materials Research Society.[RI1]
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