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Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz

Research focus

  • Design and fabrication of high-efficiency silicon solar cells
  • Analysis of loss mechanisms in solar cells and silicon material
  • Characterisation of fundamental semiconductor parameters as Auger recombination in silicon
  • Development of novel solar cell concepts (tandem, upconversion…)


Publications: Google Scholar


Curriculum vitae

Since 06/2015   Professorship (W3, Full Professor) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, “Laboratory for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion”

Since 04/2011   Head of division at Fraunhofer ISE “Solar Cells – Development and Characterization” (Approx. 130 members).

01/2007 – 03/2011   Head of department at Fraunhofer ISE “Silicon Solar Cells – Development and Characterization”

10/1999 – 12/2006   Head of group at Fraunhofer ISE “High-efficiency silicon solar cells”

01/1996 – 10/1999   Scientist in the high-efficiency silicon solar cell group at Fraunhofer ISE

12/1995   Ph.D. (physics), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg


Awards and outstanding achievements

2004: First multicrystalline silicon solar cells above 20% efficiency

2008: Eni Award (for the promotion of science and technology in the field of renewable energies): Science and Technology Award

2014: Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics 2014

2015: Both-side contacted monocrystalline silicon solar cell with an efficiency above 25%