September 2010 - until now - Professor and Chair
University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany ( )
▪ Chair of Electrical Energy Technology – Sustainable Energy Concepts
▪ Co-Director of Competence Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (KET)
Business or sector Sustainable energies (University Professor)
October 2006- until now - Board Member
PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin, Berlin , Germany ( )
▪ Strategic director, market development (China, Japan, Iran, Brazil), Consultancy
▪ Advisor and trainer for PI China & Japan (Testing laboratories in Suzhou & Tokyo)
Business or sector Renewable energies (laboratory for photovoltaic module technology)
September 2008 – August 2010 - Professor
University of Applied Sciences, Biberach an der Riß, Germany
Department of Energy Technology ( )
Business or sector Energy (Professor for Energy Systems)
October 2003 – October 2005 - Guest Professor
Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil ( )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Contemporary Physics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1999- until now - Director
Rio-Solar Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ( )
▪ Planning, Set-up, Installation and Monitoring of exemplarity PV energy systems
Business or sector Renewable energies (CEO)
March 1998 – March 2003 - Guest Professor
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ( )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Photovoltaics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1996 - January 1998 - Co-Founder, R&D head
SOLON AG for production of solar energy systems, Berlin , Germany (
Development of Eco-PV-Module, Logistics, IT
Business or sector Renewable energies (photovoltaic module manufacturer, CTO)
October 1989 – September 1994 - Scientific Assistant, Lecturer
University of Technology Berlin, Department of Electrical Engineering, Berlin, Germany ( )
▪ Lecturing, set-up of PV Laboratory
▪ Ph.D. thesis on Operation Model of PV modules
Business or sector Electrical Engineering (University, Lecturing, Lab set-up)
May 1994 - July 1998 - Habilitation (qualification as an university lecturer)
University of Technology Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany ( )
Title of augural dissertation: “Energy Balance of photovoltaic generators considering human-caused CO2 emissions”.
August 1994 – May 1997 - Post-Doc Studies at COPPE-UFRJ
Four temporary post-doc studies (three months each) on photovoltaic energy systems at Prof. Richard Stephan, EE-COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (
January 1994 – April 1994 - Post-Doc Study at UNSW 
Study on yield prediction and thermal simulation and optimization of PV modules at Prof. Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (
February 1989 – December 1993 - Ph.D. (“Dr.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Ph.D.-Thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at Electrical Engineering Department of University of Technology Berlin, Germany (; title of thesis: “Operation model of optical, thermal and electrical parameters of photovoltaic modules”
October 1982 – September 1988 - Master (“Dip.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor & Master course on Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication at University of Technology Munich (TUM) (
August 1973 – June 1982 - Graduation from High & Grammar school (“Abitur”)
Mörike Grammar school, Göppingen, Germany
• Communication skills: Good ability to adapt to multicultural environment, gained through my experience abroad (work and leisure)
• Organisational / managerial skills
• Sense of organisation. Organization of 10 conferences and fairs (latest:
• Good experience in project management
• Job-related skills, Awards
• Scientific work: 160 scientific publications, 3 books, 5 book chapters
• IEEE Best Poster Award 2006 and 2015
• Green Price of the Americas 2006
• Berlin Solar Award 1994
• Foundation Member of International Solar Centre Berlin
• Lecturing, preparing presentations, tests, workshops