Clemens Heske

PV Characterization


University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Chemistry
4505 Maryland Pkwy Box 454003
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4003

Phone: 702 895 2694



Clemens Heske is a Professor for Materials/Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He received his Dr. rer. nat. in Physics from the University of Würzburg in Germany in 1998. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he became a “wissenschaftlicher Assistent” at the University of Würzburg and completed his German Habilitation in Experimental Physics in December of 2003.  In 2004, he joined the UNLV Chemistry Department.

Clemens Heske and his research group uses soft x-rays and microscopy tools to study surfaces and interfaces in a wide variety of systems for energy conversion, with particular emphasis on materials and devices for solar energy conversion. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications, including 40 letters, over 70 non-refereed publications in conference proceedings and annual reports of synchrotron radiation sources, and 4 conference proceedings (as editor) and book chapters. After serving as a co-organizer of two symposia on Thin Film Photovoltaics at the Spring 2007 and 2009 Materials Research Society (MRS) meetings, respectively, he acted as one of the meeting co-chairs of the Fall 2010 MRS Meeting in Boston.

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