FORA.tv Speaker - Eicke Weber
Eicke Weber received his B.S. in 1970, his M.S. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1976 at the University of Cologne in West-Germany. He and his team use techniques like electron microscopy and laser spectroscopy - enabled by UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's state-of-the-art arsenal of nanotechnological tools - to better understand how the structure and chemistry of the quantum wells may affect the efficiency and brightness of the light generated by the LEDs.
Professor Eicke Weber and his students also research new materials to improve photovoltaics (PV), or solar cells. Current research areas are nature and electronic properties of defects in III/V thin films and interfaces; Low-temperature MBE growth of III/V thin films for micro- and ultrafast optoelectronics; MBE growth and properties of III-nitrides for high power transistors and blue and white light emission; Gettering of transition metals in Silicon for IC and photovoltaic applications Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy of semiconductor thin films and interfaces.
He is author or co-author of more than 500 refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings; has presented 51 invited talks at international conferences; is editor or co-editor of six books as well as being co-editor of the series Materials Processing(Springer) 1998-2002 and of the series "Semiconductors and Semimetals" (Academic Press) 1991.
Prof. Eicke Weber has retired from U. C. Berkeley and now is the director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Germany.
12.16.08 | 01:16:34 min
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