Scientist - Full professor
Prof. Luque is the founder of the Solar Energy Institute and the leader of the Silicon and Fundamental Studies research group. MSc in Telecommunication Engineering (Technical University of Madrid, 1964), MSc in Solid State Physics (University of Toulouse, 1965), DSc in Telecommunication Engineering (1967). He holds several important prizes and distinctions. In 1976 he invented the bifacial cell and founded in 1981 ISOFOTON, a wellknown cell and module producer. The establishment of the silicon ultrapurification research company CENTESIL, owned by two universities and three corporations, is another recent contribution, Generation of students/researchers/scientist have build up on his produced books and scientific review papers. He is also the Chair of the Scientific International Committee of the ISFOC institute for CPV systems established under his plan to stimulate the introduction of the CPV technology worldwide. He invented with Prof. Martí the Intermediate Band Solar Cell in 1997, a third generation concept that has attracted lot of attention of the scientific community worldwide.