08.02.2017

Dr. Alex Redinger receives assistant professorship at the University of Luxembourg

Alex Redinger receives two million euros in funding from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for expanding his research into solar cells materials at the university Luxembourg.

Alex Redinger will be receiving two million euros in funding from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for expanding his research into solar cells materials. This is combined with an assistant professorship at the University of Luxembourg with the possibility of tenure. Redinger works as a postdoc in the “Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials” department.

“I am delighted to be receiving this funding from the ATTRACT programme, because it gives me the opportunity to put together my own work group and make advances in my research,” says Alex Redinger. At HZB, he worked on synthesising and characterising kesterite solar cells, and at the University of Luxembourg, he will now be researching the surface structure and composition of CIGS and perovskite solar cells using scanning probe microscopy.

The physicist worked for two years at HZB, where he gained much experience in high resolution techniques. “I learned a great deal during my time at HZB; I was able to deepen my methodological knowledge and greatly broaden my horizons,” Redinger says.

“The funding Mr. Redinger is receiving from the ATTRACT programme is comparable in size to an ERC Starting Grant. I find it great that Mr. Redinger can now expand his excellent research work with it, and has the opportunity to firmly establish himself in the academic environment,” says Dr.  Thomas Unold, group head in the “Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials” department (EM-ASD).

Alex Redinger studied and completed his PhD at RHTW Aachen, Germany. As a postdoc, he then moved to the University of Luxembourg and subsequently received a Marie Curie COFUND grant for a stay abroad, which he spent at HZB.    

About the ATTRACT programme

The Luxembourg National Research Fund set up the ATTRACT programme to attract outstanding researchers from outside Luxembourg who have the potential to become leaders in their field of research. Researchers are eligible for ATTRACT funding two to eight years after completing their doctoral degree. More information

 

 

 

 

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