Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec

Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec

  • Organization: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Working group: Chair of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-25426
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-28495
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Address:
    Martensstr. 7
    91058 Erlangen
    Room 367

Publication list 1995-2018 (07.11.2018)
(see also Christoph’s detailed publication list)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1995-1998: Appointment to the position of an assistant professor at the Kepler University of Linz, Austria
  • 1996: Sabbatical at the Institute for Polymers & Organic Solids at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1998-2001: Principal Investigator (PI) at the CD Laboratory for Plastic Solar Cells, AT
  • 2001-2004: Principal research scientist at Siemens, Erlangen, Germany
  • 08/2004: Appointment to Director of OPV at Konarka Technologies, Lowell, USA
  • 2005: Appointment to the CEO for Konarka Austria and Konarka Nuremberg
  • 04/2006: Appointment to the CTO and Vice President at Konarka, Lowell, USA
  • since 2009: W3 Professor for material science at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg – i-MEET
  • 2009: Appointment to the scientific director of the ZAE Bayern, Erlangen
  • 2009: Appointment as Executive Board Member of the ZAE Bayern
  • 2010: Appointment as Board Member of the Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) e.V.
  • 2013: Appointed as Speaker of the International Center for Nanostructured Films (IZNF) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2013: Appointed as Head of Board of ZAE Bayern e.V.
  • 2015-2017: Appointed as Head of the Department of Material Science at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nürnberg

Research Interests

  • Renewable Energies
  • Photovoltaics & Solar Energy
  • Production of Semiconductor Devices by Printing / Coating Methods
  • Combinatorial & High Throughput Research: Methods, Materials, Processes

Scientific Research Interest:

  • Research and development on organic and hybrid semiconductors, with a strong focus on the photophysics and transport properties of disordered semiconductors.
  • Development and investigation of organic and/or printed solar cells, with a strong focus on the development of novel materials, investigation of microstructure & morphology formation in organic semiconductor composites and on fundamentals of thin film solar cells.
  • Development of low cost production technologies for semiconductor devices, with a strong focus on printing and coating technologies.
  • Development of optoelectronic devices for renewable energy applications like (i) 3rd generation solar cell technologies (ii) lighting and (iii) light management.
  • Development and application of non-destructive imaging methods for optoelectronic devices, like EL or IR imaging.
  • Development of combinatorial & high throughput methods for the discovery of energy materials and energy devices.
  • Renewable energy systems and components for energy generation and storage.