Christian Hagendorf

Main Research and CV

Dr. Christian Hagendorf, Group Manager Diagnostics and Metrology

Main Research  


  • Failure diagnostics and measurement technology in crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic technology
  • Applied research on photovoltaic materials
  • Atomic structure, electronic and optical properties of PV components and devices
  • Reliability and deterioration of the PV module
  • Thin film deposition technology (physical and chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition)
  • Laser processing and nanostructured surfaces
  • Surface properties of functional dielectric layers and perovskite oxides

Academic Résumé


  • since 2009

    Group manager Diagnostics and Metrology at Fraunhofer CSP: science, budget and personnel management, support of young scientists (students, PhD students, PostDocs)

  • 2007-2009

    Scientific assistant at Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM and Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP: acquisition and implementation of industrial cooperations and scientific projects (national and international)

  • 1996-2007

    Research assistant in the Surface and Interface group at the Physics Institute of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg: teaching (lectures, seminars, internships) and research (public project)




  • 2000

    PhD at University of Halle-Wittenberg, topic »Surface science investigation of single and polyrystalline barium titana-te«, summa cum laude

  • 1996-2000

    Doctoral thesis at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

  • 1996

    Diploma thesis in physics at the University of Frankfurt: excellent

  • 1990-96

    Physics and political science at Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany