Prof. Dr. Bart Vermang
imec / UHasselt, Genk, Belgium
Bart Vermang received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Ghent in Belgium, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He performed his M.Sc. final research project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where his interest - and career - in renewable energy originated. First he obtained a Ph.D. for research in silicon Photovoltaics (PV) in imec Belgium, followed by 2 Postdoctoral fellowships to work on thin film PV. A Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to move to the University of Uppsala in Sweden, and a fellowship from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) to return to imec. Recently, Bart obtained a prestigious starting grant of the European Research Council (ERC), and became professor at the University of Hasselt in Belgium. His current research concentrates on renewable energy and associated topics, and is performed within the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC) and EnergyVille in Belgium.