Armin Gerhard ABERLE
Keywords: Solar energy, photovoltaics
Armin Aberle is the CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore and a full professor in the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds BSc/MSc, PhD and Dr habil degrees in physics from German universities. His research focus is on reducing the cost of electricity generated with silicon solar cells (wafer and thin-film). He has published extensively (> 300 papers) and his work has a high impact. He is an editor of several scientific journals, including Progress in Photovoltaics and IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. In the 1990s he established the Silicon Photovoltaics Department at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Germany. He then worked for 10 years in Australia, as a professor for photovoltaics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. In 2008 he joined NUS to establish SERIS, with particular responsibility for the creation of a Silicon PV Department at SERIS.