Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg

Fachbereich 6 - Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen

Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg

Director Fraunhofer CSP Department Reliability and Technology for Grid Parity

Educational Background

  • 12/2001: PhD Viva
  • 05/1996 - 04/2000: PhD titled ‘Environmental Influences on the Performance of Thin Film Solar Cells’, Loughborough University, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), UK
  • 10/1994 - 09/1995: MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology(CREST), UK, specializing in solar cells, with a thesis on amorphous silicon solar cell energy prediction
  • 10/1990 - 09/1999: Physics (Diplom), specializing in solar cells and computer science. Thesis on thin film solar cell performance in different environments, University Fridericiana, Karlsruhe  

Scientific Career

  • since 04/2018: Director Fraunhofer-Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Department Reliability and Technology for Grid Parity
  • since 04/2018: Professor of Photovoltaic Energy Systems at  Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen
  • 10/2004 - 04/2018: Professor of Applied Photovoltaics at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • 10/2004 - 09/2009: Advanced Research Fellow, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, UK
  • 06/2000 - 09/2004: Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
  • 09/1996 - 04/2000: Part Time Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University , UK
  • 10/1995 - 04/1996: Research Engineer, Energy Research Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe

 
Main Research Areas

  • Performance of photovoltaic devices and systems 
  • Life cycle prognosis and evaluation
  • Quality assurance of systems and components
  • Applied metrology

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