Dr. Karsten Bothe
ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Karsten Bothe studied Physics with the TU Braunschweig, Germany; the University of Sussex,Brighton, U.K.; and the University of Oldenburg,Germany. He received the Diploma degree in physics from the University of Oldenburg. Afterwards, he joined the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, Germany, and received the Ph.D. degree in Oxygen-related trapping and recombination centres in boron-doped crystalline silicon in 2006 from the University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
After being with the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan, as a research fellow, in 2007 he became head of the solar cell characterization group at the ISFH. After supervising pioneering work on camera-based luminescence imaging techniques for the characterization of silicon wafers and solar cell he worked on the development of combined algorithms and measurement techniques for a quantitative local loss analysis of crystalline silicon solar cells. His current research interest is the calibrated measurement of the characteristic parameters of crystalline silicon solar cells. Since 2016 he is head of the solar cell calibration laboratory at the ISFH Calibration and Test Center (CalTeC). Karsten Bothe has published more than 150 scientific papers in leading journals and conferences.