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Dr. Björn Rau

Dr. Björn Rau

Deputy director & Technology Manager PVcomB
Institute Competence Centre Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB)

Tel (030) 8062 - 18153, 01733880141 Fax (030) 8062 - 15677 mail

Deputy director PVcomB / Technology Manager PVcomB
(PVcomB - Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin)

  • Coordination of scientific/technological installation and operation of the new Competence center thin-film- and nanotechnology for photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB)
  • Coordination of baseline processes (Thin-film silicon & CIGS)


Experiences & Research activities:

  • 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

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