Ahmed Ennaoui

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany

Ahmed Ennaoui studied physics and chemistry, obtained in 1976 his M.S. degree in solid state electronics from the University of Burgundy (France), and then earned a Ph.D. degree in solid state electronics in 1979. From 1983 to 1987, he conducted with Professor H. Tributsch at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Germany and obtained in 1987 his Habilitation degree with the highest honor (summa cum laude) for his work on Iron disulfide, FeS2, for solar energy conversion. He is currently a Group Leader at HZB. His research includes the synthesis of new materials and innovative cell structures with particular interest to rare earth elements scarcity issues and potential environmental issues. He explores chemical processing techniques for high-precision, high-productivity, and low-waste production of nanomaterials and for novel device fabrication methods. His current goals are to develop efficient and competitive thin film solar cells to a stage where industrial applications can follow as the next step. Meanwhile, he is supervising students at Freie Universität Berlin on the Renewable Energies Seminar “Lehrseminar Erneuerbare Energien.” He is involved in different grant projects financed by the European commission and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany). Since 2009, he has been working in collaboration with the Research Center for Solar Energy Chemistry at Osaka University, and he has given several talks on research opportunities in Cu-chalcopyrite materials and electroplating of binary and ternary compounds for PV applications. He is the author/coauthor of more than 170 scientific papers, 3 patents, and two special issues. Since 2000, he is serving as an Editorial Board Member for the journal “Solar Energy materials and Solar cells.”

Biography Updated on 24 October 2012

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