Junior Research Group Leader
Light to Silicon
Telephone: 02921 - 378 410
Fax: 02921 - 378 409
Stefan Schweizer obtained his physics diploma from the University of Giessen, Germany, in 1994. During this time he worked in the field of paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of point defects in solids. Subsequently, he moved to the University of Paderborn where he obtained a PhD in 1997 investigating the structure of radiation defects in x-ray storage phosphors. He obtained his habilitation in 2000 for his work in the field of radiation detectors. In addition, he attended a correspondence course in "Medical Physics and Technology" at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and received the qualification in 1999.
After long-term research appointments as a visiting professor at MIT and Argonne National Laboratory, both in the USA, he returned to Germany in 2006 joining the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle leading the "Optical Materials & Spectroscopy" group. In addition, he headed the junior research group "Light-to-Silicon" from August 2009 to February 2012. Since March 2012 he has been a professor for "Physics and Energy Technologies" at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Soest.