Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon

He studied in France Materials Science and Engineering and received his PhD with honors in 2003. After post-doc positions in France, Germany, USA and being selected as Emmy Noether Group leader, he was appointed professor at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in 2011. Since 2014 he has been director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research IEK-1 Materials Synthesis and Processing at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor at RWTH Aachen University. In addition, he was guest professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His work on the synthesis and processing of ceramic materials for energy applications has been recognized on both national and international levels by several awards.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Rau

He studied Physics and received his PhD in 1991. After Post-Doc positions in Germany and Japan and being group leader at University of Stuttgart he was appointed Professor at RWTH Aachen in 2007. Since 2007 he is director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research IEK-5 Photovoltaics at Forschungszentrum Jülich. His field of work are the basic principles of photovoltaic energy transformation and in particular thin film solar cells.

Dr. Petra Zapp

She studied Process and Energy Engineering and received her PhD in 1997. She leads the group of technology assessment at the Institute for Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE). Her expertise is in the field of life cycle thinking and life cycle sus-tainability assessment. She is a member of national and international working groups in application and advancement of life cycle assessment methodology and has been task leader in European R&D projects.

Dr. Astrid Besmehn

She studied mineralogy and received her PhD in 2001. Since 2002 she is employed at Central Institute of Analytics at Forschungszentrum Jülich with focus on surface science. In 2016 she takes the lead of the molecular physics group working on (in-situ) chemical surface analysis mainly of materials related to energy research. She is scientific coordinator of HEMCP (Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform) and sub-program coordinator “Characterisation” in AMPEA (Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications), a joined program in EERA.

Dr. Stefan Baumann

He studied Materials engineering and received his PhD in Mechanical engineering in 2007. Since 2006 he is employed at Forschungszentrum Jülich researching ceramic gas separation membranes for energy applications. His expertise lies in the synthesis and processing of ceramic materials as well as modelling of gas transport in membrane components. He has rich experience in the coordination of large national and international cooperative research projects.

Dr. Matthias Meier

He studied electrical engineering and received his PhD in 2009. At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research IEK-5 – Photovoltaics he is leading the department “scientific coordination and administration”. His expertise is in the field of nano-technological and plasma-based processes for manufacturing novel solar cells.