EMPA- Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs und Forschungsanstalt
Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics
8600 - Duebendorf- Switzerland
Description of organization
EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, is an interdisciplinary research and service institution within the ETH Domain. EMPA’s research and development activities are oriented to meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of our society, and link together applications-oriented research and the practical implementation of new ideas, science and industry, and science and society. Established more than 128 years back, EMPA is committed to achieving excellence in its research activities and thereby holds an essential position in the Swiss educational, research and innovation scene. EMPA employs more than 850 staff, of which 230 are female; over 450 employees are engineers and scientists with advanced degrees. “Materials for Energy Technologies” is one of the five strategic research directions at EMPA.
The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at EMPA is known for excellence in the field of CIGS, CdTe, CZTS thin film solar cell research on various substrate materials and the technology transfer to industry. The research and development topics of the lab are directed towards the development of high efficiency thin film solar cells with emphasis on novel concepts for enhancing the performance of solar cells, simplifying the fabrication processes, and advancing device structures for next generation of more efficient and low cost devices