Jan Schmidt

Crystalline Silicon PV

Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH)
An-Institut der Leibniz Universitat Hannover
Am Ohrberg 1
D-31860 Emmerthal

Phone: 49 5151 999 425
   Fax: 49 5151 999 400

Jan Schmidt received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1998 and the Habilitation degree (‚Äúvenia legendi‚ÄĚ) in physics in 2005, both from the Leibniz University of Hanover (LUH), Germany. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a Humboldt Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and from 2000 to 2001 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2001 he is leader of the Photovoltaics Materials Research group at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany, and since 2010 he is heading the Photovoltaics Department at ISFH. Since 2010, he is also a professor in physics at LUH, where he gives courses in semiconductor physics and renewable energies.

His current research interests include the development of novel solar cell concepts and fabrication processes, with focus on heterojunctions, surface passivation, new characterization techniques for silicon materials and devices, and the analysis and manipulation of defects in mono- and multicrystalline silicon materials. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 refereed journal papers as well as 100 conference papers. He is scientific committee member for several international conferences and workshops in the field of photovoltaics.