EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021

Dr. Maria Hadjipanayi

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Maria Hadjipanayi is a research scientist at the Photovoltaic Technology Laboratory which is an integral part of the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy and of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus. She has earned her BSc in Physics (2001) from the University of Cyprus and her DPhil (PhD) in Condensed Matter Physics (2007) from the University of Oxford (DPhil Thesis: Scanning near-field optical microscopy of semi-conducting nano-structures). Her employment record includes a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position at the Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (QIP IRC), University of Oxford (2006-2009) and an Associate Research Scientist post at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute (2009-2012).

Main research interests include: Investigation of optoelectronic properties and degradation mechanisms of novel solar cell devices including multi-junction solar cells, nanostructured silicon cells, perovskites; Development of accurate standardized and non-standardised testing protocols for new solar cell technologies; Building-integrated photovoltaics.

Currently she is the Principal Investigator of project DegradationLab (2018), ‘Advanced centre for the accurate characterization of new and emerging solar cells’ funded by the Research Promotion Foundation, €999,460; Partners: University of Cyprus (Coordinator), Austrian Institute of Technology, IMEC, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.