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Dr. Breitwieser, Matthias

Head of Electrochemical Energy Systems

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Matthias Breitwieser finished his studies in microsystem engineering in 2013 at the technical department of the University of Freiburg. During his undergraduate studies he spend one semester abroad at INSA in Toulouse, France. He finished his B.Sc. with a bachelor thesis about laser processing of silicon solar cells and his graduate studies with a master thesis about the microscopic characterisation of silicon solar cells at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg.

After a 6 month period as scientific staff member at Fraunhofer ISE he started his PhD in May 2014 in the porous media group at the chair for MEMS applications (IMTEK). He finished his PhD in October 2017 at the chair of Prof. R. Zengerle with the title „Direct membrane deposition as novel fabrication technique for high performance fuel cells“. Since January 2018 he is leading the group „Electrochemical Energy Systems“ together with Severin Vierrath.



List of publications


More Journal Publications

  • Breitwieser, M., Heinz, F. D., Thomas R., Kasemann, M., Janz, S., Warta W., and Schubert, M. C., Process control and defect analysis for crystalline silicon thin films for photovoltaic applications by the means of electrical and spectroscopic micro characterization tools, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 4 (5), 1275 - 1281
  • Breitwieser, M., Heinz, F. D., Büchler, A., Kasemann, M., Schön, J., Warta, W., & Schubert, M. C. (2014). Analysis of solar cell cross sections with micro-light beam induced current (µLBIC). Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 131, 124-128
  • Heinz, F. D., Breitwieser, M., Gundel, P., König, M., Hörteis, M., Warta, W., & Schubert, M. C. (2014). Microscopic origin of the aluminium assisted spiking effects in n-type silicon solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 131, 105-109
  • Büchler, A., Kluska, S., Kasemann, M., Breitwieser, M., Kwapil, W., Hähnel, A., ... & Glatthaar, M. (2014). Localization and characterization of annealing‐induced shunts in Ni‐plated monocrystalline silicon solar cells. physica status solidi (RRL)-Rapid Research Letters, 8(5), 385-389.
  • Schubert, M. C., Schön, J., Abdollahinia, A., Michl, B., Kwapil, W., Schindler, F., Padilla, M., Johannes A. Giesecke, Breitwieser, M., Stephan Riepe & Warta, W. (2014). Efficiency-Limiting Recombination in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells. Solid State Phenomena, 205, 110-117


 More Conference Proceedings

  • Rachow, T., Milenkovic, N., Heinz, F., Breitwieser, M., Steinhauser, B., Janz, S., & Reber, S. (2013). Potential and Limitations of Epitaxial Emitters, 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France
  • Granek, F., Hopman, S., Kluska, S., Fell, A., Breitwieser, M., Fleischmann, C., ... & Glunz, S. W. (2011). Progress in laser chemical processing for silicon solar cells. In 26th European PV Solar Energy Conference, Hamburg, Germany.



  • Best Poster Prize, WE-Heraeus-Seminar für „Next Generation PEM Fuel Cells: Strategic Partnerships for Tackling Multiscale Challenges“, Bad Honnef, 07/ 2017

  • Best Poster Award für eine neue Methode zur Beschichtung von Membranen für Brennstoffzellen, 7. internationalen Konferenz “Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells” in Stuttgart (02/2017)
  • First Prize at Ideen-Wettbewerb EnergieCampus der „Stiftung Energie und Klimaschutz Baden-Württemberg“ (11/2015)





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