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

Prof. Dr. Jozef (Jef) Poortmans

imec, Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Jozef Poortmans received his degree in electronic engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium, in 1985. He joined the newly build Interuniversitary Micro-electronic Centre (IMEC) in Leuven where he worked on laser recrystallization of polysilicon and a-Si for SOI-applications and thin-film transistors. In 1988 he started his Ph. D study on strained SiGe-layers. Both the deposition and the use of these SiGe-alloys within the base of a heterojunction bipolar transistor were investigated in the frame of this study. He received his Ph. D. degree in June 1993.
Afterwards he joined the photovoltaics group, where he became responsible for the group Advanced Solar Cells. Within this frame he started up the activity about thin-film crystalline Si solar cells at IMEC and he has been coordinating several European Projects in this domain during the 4th and 5th European Framework Program. At the moment he is Scientific Director of the PV-activities at imec . As a Board Member of EUREC agency and member of the Steering Committee of the EU PV Technology Platform he became involved in the preparation of the Strategic Research Agenda for Photovoltaic Solar Energy Technology of the European PV Technology Platform. He also acted as General Chairman of the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition and of the SiliconPV 2012 Conference.
Dr. Poortmans has authored or co-authored more than 500 papers that have been published in Conference Proceedings and technical journals. Since 2008 he is also part-time Professor at the K.U.Leuven, where he teaches courses on photovoltaics and materials in electrical engineering.

Presentations:
1AO.3.1 The Potential of Glass-Fibre-Reinforcement: (Thermo-)Mechanical Testing of Light-Weight PV Modules
J. Govaerts, imec, Genk, Belgium
2DV.3.1 A Highly Passivating and Electron-Selective SiOx/SiCx Contact for Si Solar Cells Made with Fully Industrial Techniques
R. Sharma, imec, Leuven, Belgium
4CO.4.2 Re-Use of Decommissioned PV Modules: Opportunities and Technical Guidelines
A.S.H. Van der Heide, imec, Genk, Belgium
3BV.2.4 Design of Experiment Investigation of Processing Factors Involved in Two-Step Fabrication of CI(G)S Absorber Layers
S. Hamtaei, imec, Diepenbeek, Belgium
5EO.2.4 Light Weight Interconnection Weave for Space PV
T. Borgers, imec, Genk, Belgium
2DV.3.4 Large-Area Bifacial n-TOPCon Solar Cells with In Situ Phosphorus-Doped LPCVD-Based Poly-Si Passivating Contacts
M. Firat, imec, Leuven, Belgium
3CO.5.5 Combined Application of Interlayer and Additive Engineering in Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules
X. Zhang, imec, Genk, Belgium
2BO.12.6 Large Area Co-Plated Bifacial n-PERT Cells with Polysilicon Passivating Contacts on Both Sides
S. Singh, imec, Leuven, Belgium
4BO.4.6 Optical Strain and Temperature Sensing within Photovoltaic Laminates
P. Nivelle, UHasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
2DV.3.8 P-Type TOPCon by Aluminium-Induced Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon
R. Sharma, imec, Leuven, Belgium
4AV.2.8 Impact of Encapsulant Color on the Performance of PV Modules under Desert Conditions
B. Aldalali, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait
4AV.1.12 Three-Dimensional Multi-Ribbon Back-Contact Interconnection: Latest Results on Reliability Testing
R. Van Dyck, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
3BV.2.64 Interface Engineering of Silicon/Perovskite Two-Terminal Tandem Solar Cells
J. Sala, imec, Genk, Belgium