Study of Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart.
Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the Institute of Physical Electronic (Prof. W. H. Bloss)
Scientific project leader, “Polycrystalline thin film solar cells” at the Institute of Physical Electronics, University of Stuttgart.
Head of various scientific research projects and co-ordinator of EU-consortiums in the fields of thin films, thin film solar cells, and thin film electroluminescence. 2000 Research scholar at University of Delaware, Institute of Energy Conversion Newark, Delaware. (USA)Since October 2004 Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin GmbH, Department Head SE3 – Technology July 2005 Honorary Professor Technical University Berlin, Germany
Publications and co-operation in organisational boards
Author and co-author of more than 300 publications in scientific journals, books, numerous invited lectures at international conferences and colloquia at universities and research centres in Germany and Europe.
Inventor or co-inventor of 10 patents in the field of thin-film-solar cells, development of evaporation and electroluminescence thin films
Co-Editor of journals and books:
MRS Symposium Proceedings, EMRS Symposium Proceedings, Progress in Photovoltaic Research and Application
Co-organiser of Photovoltaic Conferences and Symposia of the Material Research Society (EMRS and MRS, Chairman Conf. on Ternary and Multinary Compounds 1995