Junsin Yi received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA, in 1994. He became a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul, Republic of Korea in 1995. Currently, he is Director of the Interdisciplinary graduate school Program for Photovoltaic specialist (IPPs) in SKKU. Stating from 2006, the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy supported IPPs Program in SKKU to meet the need of human resource in PV industry. He has contributed to Korean National Plans for the Renewable Energy Sources as a Korea Presidential Advisory Board member in 2007. He was the first person to initiate industry-oriented silicon solar cell R&D and to proof solar cell mass production is possible in Korea. From 2001 to 2007, he served as CEO and Head of R&D KPE Solar Cell Company in Korea. In 2009 he has been nominated as a Fellow professor in SKKU. He has successfully guided more than seventy students, for Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, as an advisor over 16 years in SKKU. He has published 4 solar cell text books for the industry new comers, undergraduate level students, and R&D oriented research engineer. He has more than 150 international publications in SCI listed journals and contributed more than 300 papers in the proceedings of international conferences/symposia. His research areas are Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Hetero-junction with Intrinsic Thin film (HIT) solar cells, amorphous silicon thin film solar cells, and nano- or micro-silicon thin film solar cells.
Biography Updated on 18 September 2012