21 - 22 March 2023, Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

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Prof. Eicke Weber

Chair
European Solar Manufacturing Council
Prof Weber

Professor Eicke R. Weber is co-Chairman of the European Solar Manufacturing Council ESMC and co-founder of mcpv, a company intending to manufacture PV cells and modules in Europe in the Gigawatt scale. He has been Director/CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore. From 2006 - 2016, he served as Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany and Professor for Physics/Solar Energy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.

The focus of Prof. Weber’s own research is the analysis of lattice defects in Si and compound semiconductors, for applications in microelectronics and photovoltaics (PV). Since the 1990s he is actively involved in finding solutions for the impeding climate catastrophe.

In 1983 he joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked till 2006, since 1991 as Professor of Materials Science and Faculty Investigator of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 2001-2003 he served as president of the Alexander von Humboldt Association of America (AvHAA). In 2008, Prof. Weber helped to establish the InterSolar North America (NA) conference and trade show in San Francisco. From 2012-2016, he served as founding president of the German Energy Storage Association (BVES), Berlin. From 2015 to 2017 he served as President of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers EUREC, and 2015-19 as Vice President of the International Solar Energy Society ISES.

In 1994 Prof. Weber  received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award. In 2002 he was elected fellow of the American Physical Society, in 2006 he received the Award of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) of the German President. Since 2010 Prof. Weber is Member of acatech - the German Academy of Science and Engineering, Berlin. 2013 Prof. Weber was honoured with the Einstein Award presented by SolarWorld. In January 2014 Prof. Weber received the highly-endowed Zayed Future Energy Prize in Abu Dhabi ($ 1.5 M) for his institute, Fraunhofer ISE, from the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates.