Dr Rolf Stangl
Head of the Novel Cell Concepts & Simulation Group
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (NUS - SERIS)
Dr Rolf Stangl is the Head of the Novel Cell Concepts & Simulation group at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Principal Investigator of three public projects funded by the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) of Singapore (on hybrid heterojunction solar cells, S$ 1.5M over 5½ years, on contact passivation, S$ 3.5M over 3 years, and on thin film on silicon tandem solar cells, S$ 3.0M over 4 years), as well as Project Manager of several small-scale industry projects. Rolf Stangl holds a PhD degree in physics, for work on organic dye sensitized solar cells conducted at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (FhG ISE) in Freiburg, Germany. Prior to joining SERIS in 2011, he worked for several years as a Research Fellow on thin-film silicon solar cells and silicon wafer based heterojunction solar cells at the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB), Berlin, Germany, and spent a sabbatical leave in Nanjing, China, for one and a half years. He has (co)authored over 100 scientific papers (which have received more than 2200 citations), contributed to 4 books on solar cells, holds several patents in the area of silicon solar cells, and has established a widely used simulation programme (AFORS-HET) for heterojunction solar cells.