Andreas Hinsch

Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research, Germany

Andreas Hinsch has studied physics at University of Heidelberg (Germany). He made his Ph.D. degree at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, on “sol-gel film applications for solar materials.” From 1994 to 1997 he has been project Leader at the Swiss glass company Glas Trösch in an R+D project on dye- sensitised solar cells. During this time, he had intense contact to the group of Michael Grätzel at EPFL-Lausanne. In 1995, he made an intermediate half year stay in Japan as STA Fellow at the National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya. From 1997 to 2001, he held a position as Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN). He has coordinated two EU projects on dye-sensitised solar cells and has initiated another EU project on efficiency enhancement of dye solar cells. From 2001 on, he has established a group at Fraunhofer ISE on dye and organic solar cells. Hinsch is a well-known expert in the field of dye-sensitised and organic solar cells in particular about process related items and technology transfer. He has good contacts and collaborations with many researchers and companies in the field. He has been coordinating two large national network projects on organic and polymer solar cells and has been coordinator of a similar network on dye solar cells. From 2007 on, he is strongly involved in projects towards commercialization of dye solar modules for architectural applications. He is inventor in 7 patents or patent applications and author in 50 scientific publications in the field of dye and organic solar cells which have been cited over 2000 times with an h-index of 23. He is Member of the Scientific Committee of the European PV Solar Energy Conference and has been appointed Fraunhofer ISE Fellow in 2011. The scientific interest of Hinsch is highly interdisciplinary research on emerging new types of solar cells and solar converters based on nanostructured materials.

Biography Updated on 1 June 2013

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