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Head of Solar Energy Materials & Systems Group, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research
Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez (Phys. Deg. 1984, PhD 1987) is Full Professor in the Department of Engineering (Section Electronics) of the University of Barcelona. In 2005-2009 he was Vice-dean for Research and Doctorate Affairs if the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona, where he was responsible of the foundation of a new interdepartamental Laboratory of Micro and Nano Technologies (now integrated in the Scientific and Technological Centre of the University). Since February 2009 he is ascribed to the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) as Senior Scientist and Head of the Solar Energy Materials & Systems Group, being in charge at IREC of the coordination of activities related to the development of new cost efficient and sustainable photovoltaic technologies. He has been actively involved in the launching of several European projects under the coordination of his research group at IREC, including the projects SCALENANO (ref. NMP4-LA-2011-284486), INDUCIS (ref. 285897) and KESTCELLS (ref. 316488) from the FP7 programme and, more recently, the STARCELL project from Horizon 2020 (ref. H2020-NMBP-03-2016-720907, www.starcell.eu ). Since 2013 he is involved in the coordination of the activities of the EU PV Cluster. His research activities and interests are centred in Optical and structural assessment of processes in semiconductor technologies and the development of new technologies for high efficiency low cost thin film solar cells based on compound semiconductors, being co-author of more than 330 scientific publications in these fields, with an h-factor of 37. He is co-author of 4 parent applications, one of them under exploitation by the company Smalle New Technologies SL (spin-off of the University of Barcelona). He is member of the Scientific Committee of the company Smalle New Technologies SL.
Main fields of interest:
Cost efficient sustainable Photovoltaic technologies: thin film technologies and innovative device concepts. Process monitoring in semiconductor technologies
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