JPV Steering Committee Chair
Tim Anderson received his education in chemical engineering from Iowa State University (B.S.) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.S., Ph.D.). He joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Florida in 1978 and served as chairman from 1991 until 2003, followed by a term as Dean of Research for the College of Engineering until through 2008. Tim currently holds the rank of Distinguished Professor. He is also Director of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), consisting of the 11 State of Florida universities and dedicated to research, education, and outreach in Florida-centered energy systems. His research includes the deposition of advanced electronic and photonic materials. In particular, his group has an active program in the growth of CuInxGa1-xSe2 absorbers for photovoltaics as well as the group III nitrides. Tim has served a number of roles in the Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, including Conference Chair of the 34th PVSC in 2009. Tim has been recognized for his research accomplishments through several awards, including the AIChE Charles M. A. Stine Award, the California Institute of Technology's W.N. Lacey Lectureship, the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering Award from Iowa State University, the Michigan/Michigan State Joint Lectureship, and the DOE Research Partnership Award. Tim also spent a sabbatical year at the University of Grenoble as a Fullbright Senior Research Scholar. His group is credited with over 220 publications in his discipline research and has supervised over 60 Ph.D. students. Prof. Anderson a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Professor Anderson has long been active in engineering education. He served as director of the NSF SUCCEED Engineering Education Coalition until its completion in 2003. He is recipient of the Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education (AIChE), ConocoPhillips Lectureship, Benjamin J. Dasher Award, and Union Carbide Lectureship Award. Tim has over 80 publications and presentations in engineering education research to his credit, and is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
EDS Rep to JPV Steering Committee
Joachim N. Burghartz - Fellow
Joachim N. Burghartz is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, recipient of the 2014 EDS J.J. Ebers Award, and has been an ExCom member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He received his MS degree from RWTH Aachen in 1982 and his PhD degree in 1987 from the University of Stuttgart, both in Germany. From 1987 thru 1998 he was with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he was engaged in early development of SiGe HBT technology and later in research on integrated passive components, particularly inductors, for application to monolithic RF circuits. From 1998 until 2005 he was with TU Delft in the Netherlands as a full professor and from 2001 as the Scientific Director of the Delft research institute DIMES. In fall 2005 he moved to Stuttgart, Germany, to head the Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS). In addition, he is affiliated with the University of Stuttgart as a full professor. More recently, he also became CEO of the IMS Mikro-Nano Produkte GmbH. Dr. Burghartz has published about 350 reviewed articles and holds more than 30 patents. Distinguished Lecture Titles -Hybrid Systems in Foil -Ultra-thin chip technology -GaN technologies for power and RF
-Ultra-Thin Chips – A New Paradigm in Silicon Technology
-Hybrid Systems-in-Foil - Combining the Merits of Thin Chips and of Large-Area Electronics
-GaN-on-Si Technology for Power, RF & Specials
-Marvels of Microelectronic Engineering
Giovanni Ghione - Editor-in-Chief
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Torino, Italy
Giovanni Ghione graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Torino Italy in 1981. He was Assistant Professor in Electromagnetic Fields since 1983, Associate Professor in Circuit Theory with Politecnico di Milano, Milano Italy since 1987, and finally Full Professor in Electronics since 1990, first with University of Catania, then again with Politecnico di Torino. His research activity has been mainly concerned with high-frequency electronics and optoelectronics. He has contributed to the physics-based modelling of compound semiconductor devices, with particular interest in the numerical noise modeling in the small- and large-signal regimes, in the thermal modeling of devices and integrated circuits, and in the modeling of widegap semiconductors devices and materials. He has also done research in the field of microwave electronics, with contributions in the modeling of passive elements, in particular coplanar components, and in the design of power MMICs. Prof. Ghione was actively engaged since 1985 in research on optoelectronic devices, with application to the modeling and design of near and far-IR photodetectors, electrooptic and electroabsorption modulators, and GAN-based LEDs. Prof. Ghione has authored or co-authored more than 300 research papers on the above subjects and five books. He is an IEEE Fellow (class 2007). He has been a member of the QPC subcommitee of IEDM in 1997-1998 and in 2006-2007 and Chair in 2008; in 2009-2010 he was the EU Arrangement Co-Chair of IEDM. From 2010 to 2015 he has been chair of the EDS Committee on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Circuits. He has been Chair of the GAAS2003 conference and he has been subcommittee chair in several SCs of the European Microwave Week. He was President of the Library System of Politecnico from 1997 to 2007. From 2007 to 2015 he was the Head of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of Politecnico di Torino.
Arokia Nathan - Fellow
Arokia Nathan is currently a Bye-Fellow and Tutor at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1988. He joined LSI Logic USA, and subsequently, the Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, before joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo, Canada. In 2006, he joined the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK, as the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology. He moved to Cambridge University in 2011 as the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays. He has more than 600 publications, including six books, and more that 110 patents and four spin-off companies. He is the co-founder of Cambridge Touch Technologies, UK and VISBAN Networks UK where he is a Director and Chief Technical Officer. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SID, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Sensor Council, a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), and winner of the 2020 IEEE EDS JJ Ebers Award.
- Flexible Electronics
- Oxide Semiconductor Electronics
- Ultralow Power Transistors and Sensor Interfaces
- Active Matrix OLED Displays
- TFT Compact Modeling and Parameter Extraction
- Nanoscale Large Area Electronics
Angele H.M.E. Reinders - Editor PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
Angèle Reinders is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy and Design in the Department of Design, Production and Management of University of Twente, the Netherland. Besides this, she was part-time affiliated with the Design for Sustainability program of Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, till 2015. Her present research focuses on achieving a better integration of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy and other sustainable energy technologies in systems and products by new design approaches. She has practical experience with design-driven research on PV systems, PV modules, PV powered boats, building integrated PV and product integrated PV as well as PV in smart grids. Recently she established the energy center ARISE at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of University of Twente. She has published about 100 papers, edited two books, and is a co-founding editor of IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Angèle is intensively involved in the organization of the annual IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and has a vast international experience and stayed at Fraunhofer ISE (Germany), World Bank (US), ENEA (Italy), Jakarta and Papua (Indonesia) and the Centre for Urban Energy (Canada) for her research. She holds an MSc in Experimental Physics and a PhD in Chemistry from Utrecht University in the field of monitoring and simulation of PV systems. She received her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Chemistry at Utrecht University in 1999. Her PhD dissertation covers the analysis and simulation of the field performance of photovoltaic solar energy systems. Angèle Reinders completed a master degree in Experimental Physics in 1993 at Utrecht University, specializing in material physics and energy physics.
Steven A. Ringel - Editor Solid State Power Energy Sources
Steven A. Ringel (SM97) was born in New Brunswick, NJ. He received the PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991, after receiving the MS and BS degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Ringel joined The Ohio State University as an assistant professor in 1991, was promoted to associate professor in 1997 and to full professor in 2000. In 2004 he was named as the Neal A. Smith Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, and in 2006 he became director of the Ohio State Institute for Materials Research. Dr. Ringel’s research efforts are currently focused on advanced compound semiconductor photovoltaics, lattice-mismatched epitaxy, III-V/Si integration, defect engineering in heterostructures and defect characterization in a wide variety of semiconductors, particularly as applied to wide bandgap semiconductors such as GaN-based materials and devices, and generally to various metamorphic heterostructures. In these areas, Dr. Ringel has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and conference proceedings and given more than 85 invited talks to date. Among his recognitions, Prof. Ringel received an National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award in 1994, the Ohio State University Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and Research in 1999, six best paper awards, he is a Fellow of AAAS, he is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, he is a member of several academic, industrial and professional society boards and he has been involved with organizing conferences for many years, including the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, the TMS Electronic Materials Conference, various symposia of the annual meetings of the Materials Research Society and the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Ringel is a co-founder of 4Power LLC, a startup company in photovoltaic technology, and he currently serves the IEEE as the chair of the EDS Photovoltaics Technical Committee. Dr. Ringel was chair of the joint EDS-LEOS chapter of the Columbus IEEE section from 1992-2006.
Indian Institute of Technology
Juzer Vasi is with the EE Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai. He has worked in in the areas of CMOS and Photovoltaic devices. He was co-founder of the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IITB, and is the Research Thrust Co-Lead for the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the US (SERIIUS), a bi-national consortium project. His current area of research is photovoltaic module reliability. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He was an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices from 1996 to 2003, an EDS Distinguished Lecturer from 2001 to 2006, and Chair of the EDS Asia-Pacific SRC from 2005 to 2006. He obtained the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IITB and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
IES Rep to JPV Steering Committee
IPS Rep to JPV Steering Committee
Andreas Bett - Associate Editor
Dr. Andreas W. Bett received the Dipl. Degree in physics and the degree in mathematics from the Albert Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany in 1988 and 1989, respectively. The PhD degree in physics was obtained from the University in Konstanz, Germany in 1992. He joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ISE in Freiburg, Germany in 1987. In 1993 he became the head of the group “III-V – epitaxy and solar cells”. Since 2007 he is head of the division “Materials – Solar Cells and Technology” and since 2009 he is deputy director of the institute. A part of his division is working on R&D for solar silicon materials. The research includes crystallization processes based on Czochralski, float-zone and vertical gradient freeze methods. The development of new wafering processes and epitaxial growth of Si to fabricate crystalline thin-film Silicon solar cells are also in the focus of this work. His own research was devoted to III-V semiconductor materials, characterization, solar cells and applications. He published more than 150 papers on these topics. Together with his team he developed the metamorphic growth concept and in 2009 he succeeded to overcome the 41 % efficiency barrier using a metamorphic GaInP/GaInAs/Ge triple-junction solar cell. This achievement was recognized when he was awarded with the 17th European Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in photovoltaics in 2009. He contributed also on the development of the concentrator module and system technology. In an international effort he introduced together with colleagues from the Ioffe-Institute the FLATCON-concept. Moreover, later he industrialized this concept through co-founding the company Concentrix Solar, today Soitec Solar. In 2012 this achievement was honored when he and Hansjoerg Lerchenmueller were awarded with the high-ranked German Environmental Prize of the DBU for the outstanding contribution to commercialize the CPV technology. While he performs the research on the CPV system he worked to improve the reliability on module level and he became an acitve member in the IEC TC82 WG7 for standardization of CPV technologies. Further research was performed on the characterization techniques for multi-junction solar cells. This research includes new measurement methods and procedures to calibrate multi-junction solar cells and concentrator solar cells. Dr. Bett is also a member of the European PV Platform WG3 and contributes to the Strategic Research Agenda of Europe. He has organised several international conferences on the topic of CPV and TPV. He served in many scientific committees, among them for the International CPV conference, IEEE-PVSC EC-PVSEC, WCPEC.
Sarah Kurtz - PV Reliability
MBSE Graduate Group Chair
Dr. Sarah Kurtz received her PhD from Harvard University in Chemical Physics in 1985 with Roy Gordon. She moved directly to the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL) where she worked for more than 30 years on a variety of solar energy projects. She is known for her contributions to developing multijunction, GaInP/GaAs solar cells, supporting the Concentrator Photovoltaic (PV) industry, and, more recently, her work with PV performance and reliability. Her work has been recognized with a jointly received Dan David Prize in 2007, the Cherry Award in 2012, and the C3E Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. In late 2017 she transitioned to a faculty position at the University of California at Merced, while continuing work with NREL.
PELS Rep to JPV Steering Committee
- Publications Committee
- Publication Representatives
- IEEE Guidelines for Authors
- Editorials for Authors and Reviewers
- EDS Newsletter
- IEEE Electron Devices Magazine
- Journal of Photovoltaics
- Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability
- Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing
- Journal on Flexible Electronics
- Journal of Lightwave Technology
- Transactions on Materials for Electron Devices
- Open Journal on Immersive Displays
- Electron Device Letters
- Journal of the Electron Devices Society
- Transactions on Electron Devices
- Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
- Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits
- Journal of Electronic Materials
- EDS 50th Anniversary Booklet
- 75th Anniversary of the Transistor Book
- Electron Devices Reviews