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Eicke R. Weber

Eicke R. Weber

European Solar Manufacturing Council
Former Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg ; Professor Emeritus, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
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Professor Eicke R. Weber serves as acting Chair of the European Solar Manufacturing Council ESMC since May 2019. From 2015-2019 he was Vice President of the International Solar Energy Society ISES. 

He has been Director/CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) 2017 - 4/2018. From 2006 - 2016, he served as Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany. From 1983 to 2006 Prof. Weber was on the Faculty of the Department of Materials Science of UC Berkeley and Faculty Investigator of Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. He served as the founding Chair of the Berkeley Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group from 2004-2006. He studied Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he obtained his doctorate in 1976 and his habilitation in 1983. Prof. Weber’s research is concerned with Materials Science of semiconductors, including nanoscale semiconductors, especially for photovoltaic applications.

He was visiting professor at the Tohoku University in Sendai (1990), and at the Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan (2000). In 1994 he received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award. In 2006 he received the Award of Merit from the German President. In June 2013, Prof. Weber was honoured with the SolarWorld Einstein Award. In January 2014, he received the Zayed Future Energy Prize from the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates on behalf of Fraunhofer ISE. He served as founding president of the German Energy Storage Association BVES (2012-16) and is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).



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