Prof. Eicke R. Weber

Former Director of the Institute, Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Professor Eicke Weber is a world-renowned expert for silicon research and semiconductors, that are not only important to the chip, but also the solar industry.  He began his academic career by studying physics at the University of cologne, where he also gained his PhD.

After research stays in the USA and Sweden, he habilitated in Cologne in 1983 with a breakthrough thesis on transition metals in silicon. In the same year, Weber became assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1991, he was appointed full professor and director of the Integrated Materials Laboratory there.

From 2006 until 2016, Weber was the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg. At the same time, he was appointed to the Chair of Applied Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Freiburg. In the years from 2015-2017 he was the appointed the president of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers (EUREC). Weber is the president of the German Scholars Organization (GSO), which has the goal to assist German scientists abroad.


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