Deputy director PVcomB / Technology Manager PVcomB
(PVcomB - Competence Centre Photovoltaics Berlin)


Experiences & Research activities:

  • project PEARL-TF-PV - "Performance and Electroluminescence analysis on reliability and lifetime of thin-film photovoltaics"
  • applications for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • technology transfer of thin-film photovoltaics (silicon & CIGS)
  • development of polycrystalline Si thin-film solar cells
    (e.g. European Commission projects: ATHLET and METEOR)
  • post-deposition treatments of defects in poly-Si thin-films by rapid thermal annealing and plasma hydrogenation
  • low-temperature epitaxial growth of Si by ECR-PECVD
  • European and national research projects (application, reports, management, …)
  • mentoring of students/diploma students and Ph.D. candidates
  • optical properties of nitride semiconductors
  • laser physics and spectroscopy
  • physical metrology

Professional education and studies:

  • professional education, "Staatlich geprüfter Pysikalisch-Technischer Assistent" in Jena, including final internship at the Czech Technical University, Prag
  • Dipl.-Ing. for Physical techniques at University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Diploma semester at University of Würzburg, Departement of Physics (chair: Experimental physics III)
  • PhD at Humboldt-University Berlin, Departement of Physics (Chair: Photonics) Dissertation: "Spontaneous and stimulated emission of (Al,In,Ga)N- semiconductors - investigations of conventional heterostructures and a novel free of fields structure"
  • 2001-2009 post-doc at Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin (now Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie), group Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
  • since 2010 senior scientist at PVcomB, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, as Technology Manager PVcomB
  • since 2011 Deputy director PVcomB


  • Member of steering committee „Alliance BIPV
  • Member of research networks “Renewable energy” and “Energy transition building” of Project Management Jülich (PtJ) and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Member of the working group "Integrated photovoltaics" of the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP)
  • Observer of the International Energy Agency PVPS Task 15 "Enabling Framework for the development of BIPV"
  • Member of the working group "Umwelt" of HZB

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