Dr. Ulrich Wilhelm Paetzold
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Microstructure Technology
My research focusses on the interaction between light and structured matter for the purpose of engineering novel optical concepts and nanophotonic materials for low-cost solar energy harvesting and lighting. I am currently particularly interested in perovskite thin-film solar cells and perovskite based multijuntion photovoltaics. My research involves the fabrication, characterization, simulation and understanding of the device physics of perovskite optoelectronic devices.
For a list of current research topics, please have a look at the webpage of my group.
|11/2017 - present||KIT Associate Fellow|
|2016 - present||
Head of Research Group “Advanced Optics and Materials for Next Generation Photovoltaics“ at Institute of Microstructure Technology and Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Coordinator of „Perovskite PV Taskforce“.
Helmholtz Young Investigator Group.
|2014 - 2016||PostDoc (DAAD scholar) and later permanent researcher in the PV Department at imec (Leuven, Belgium).|
|2013 – 2014||PostDoc at the 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.|