Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wilhelm Paetzold
- Tenure-Track Professorship for Next Generation Photovoltaics
- Advanced Optics and Materials for Next Generation Photovoltaics
- Phone: +49 721 608-26357
- ulrich paetzold∂kit edu
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Microstructure Technology
Phone: +49 721 608-26357 (IMT)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Light Technology Institute (LTI)
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 608-41998 (LTI)
Unfolding the potential of next-generation photovoltaic technologies by research, innovation, and academic education is my scientific mission and motivation. The research of my team focuses on the interaction between light and structured matter for the purpose of engineering novel optical concepts, materials, and device architectures for low-cost solar energy harvesting. We are strongly engaged in the fabrication, characterization, simulation, and understanding of the device physics of perovskite photovoltaics and perovskite-based tandem photovoltaics.
For a list of current research topics, please have a look at the webpage of my group.
You are invited to follow our research on Twitter (∂PeroTaskforce).
|03/2021 - present||Tenure-Track Professorship for Next Generation Photovoltaics.|
|2016 - present||
Head of research group at Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) and Light Technology Institute (LTI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
|2014 - 2016||PostDoc (DAAD scholar) and later permanent researcher in the PV Department at imec (Leuven, Belgium).|
|2013 – 2014||PostDoc at IEK5 - Photovoltaics at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH.|
|2009 – 2012||
Ph.D. in Physics from RWTH Aachen University.
Title: “Light Trapping with Plasmonic Back Contacts in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells”.
|2006 – 2011||Interdisciplinary Master of Science in „Industrial Ecology“ from Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden).|
|2003 – 2009||Diploma in Physics from RWTH Aachen University.|