Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec
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Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec

Chair of Materials Science (Materials in Electronics and Energy Technology)

Materials research for renewable energies

  • Full professor and head of chair at the department of materials science , FAU Erlangen. Honorary professorship at the University of Groningen
  • Development of molecular, colloidal and sol-gel based semiconductors for renewable energies
  • Development of organic and perovskite solar cells
  • AI for multi-parameter optimisation of semiconductors for generating renewable energies
  • Robot-based R&D devices for developing new materials and processes in renewable energy technology
  • Operation of an automated research platform for optimising components for renewable energies
  • Transparent materials and fluorescents for light and heat management in windows

Process development for renewable energies

  • Spokesman of the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) and of the profile center FAU Solar
  • Photovoltaics integrated into buildings and windows
  • Operation of a pilot plant for manufacturing printed PV modules with a capacity of > 1 MW
  • Imaging methods for quality control in the production of renewable energies
  • Development of a digital twin for PV production methods
  • Operation of a ‘laboratory for extremely accelerated ageing’ – X-ALT
  • AI for the optimisation of PV technologies

Artificial intelligence and high-throughput research in renewable energies

  • Director of Forschungszentrum Jülich (HI-ErN) on the topic of high-throughput methods in photovoltaics
  • Operation of several test stands for testing photovoltaic modules under various conditions
  • Evaluating photovoltaic modules by images and ML assisted work flow routines
  • Development of AI assisted prediction models
  • Monitoring MW and GW photovoltaic plants
  • Developing drone-based systems for monitoring PV arrays online
  • Cyber security for renewable energies