Dr. Jan Benick studied microsystems technology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. After receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Freiburg/Fraunhofer ISE in 2010 he continued as a Scientist with Fraunhofer ISE. He is currently head of the team “Innovative cleanroom technologies for high-efficiency silicon solar cells” at Fraunhofer ISE. His research is focused on the design, fabrication, analysis and optimization of high-efficiency solar cells. He is (co)-author of more than 50 conference and 40 journal papers in this field and was project manager for several development projects.