Ralph Gottschalg

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Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg, Director Fraunhofer CSP Department Reliability and Technology for Grid Parity

Main Research

 

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

 

Academic Resumé

 

  • since 2018

    Director Fraunhofer-Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Department Reliability and Technology for Grid Parity

  • since 2018

    Professor of Photovoltaic Energy Systems at  Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Köthen

  • 2004-2018

    Professor of Applied Photovoltaics at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

  • 2004-2009

    Advanced Research Fellow, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, UK

  • 2000-2004

    Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

  • 1996-2000

    Part Time Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University , UK

  • 1995-1996

    Research Engineer, Energy Research Group, Fraunhofer Ins
    titute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe

 

Educational Background

 

  • 2001 PhD Viva

  • 1996-2000

    PhD titled ‘Environmental Influences on the Performance of Thin Film Solar Cells’, Loughborough University, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), UK

  • 1994-1995

    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

  • 1990-1999

    Physics (Diplom), specializing in solar cells and computer science. Thesis on thin film solar cell performance in different environments, University Fridericiana, Karlsruhe