Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin appoints Eva Unger to professorship

Eva Unger is a scientist at HZB and now a professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well.

Eva Unger is a scientist at HZB and now a professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well. © K. Kolatzki / HZB

Eva Unger was now appointed as W2 professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Prof. Dr. Eva Unger leads a research group at HZB. She develops scalable technologies for the production of perovskite semiconductors for low-cost and highly efficient solar cells.

Prof. Dr Eva Unger works since 2016 as a scientist at HZB, with affiliation at Lund University in Sweden. After building up her research team as part of a BMBF-funded junior research group, she is now head of the department "Solution Processing for Hybrid Materials and Devices" at HZB.

The Unger team is developing manufacturing processes to deposit semiconductor layers of perovskite on larger surfaces. They are working on  functional inks for the deposition of perovskite semiconductors and are very active in the analysis of film growth processes and the combinatorial synthesis methods.

In addition to large-area perovskite solar cell prototypes, Unger's team is working with other research groups at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin on large-area tandem solar modules that combine perovskite with silicon layers.

Eva Unger is also involved in Open Science and Open Data projects and is building a database for perovskite solar cells together with many international partners.

Eva Unger was appointed to a W2 S professorship at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the end of January, made possible by the Helmholtz Association's funding programme for the initial appointment of excellent female scientists. In the summer semester, she will offer a specialisation course on "The Chemistry of Solar cells".

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