The new head of Fraunhofer CSP, Professor Ralph Gottschalg, has been researching primarily about increasing energy yields and reducing costs in PV. (Photo Credit: Fraunhofer IMWS)
- Professor Ralph Gottschalg will head Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle (Saale) from April 15, 2018
- He will also take up a professorship in the field of PV energy systems at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
- His appointment was confirmed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft together with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
One Of Germany’s Leading Solar Research Institutes Seeks To Replace Founding Director Joerg Bagdahn
(01. September 2016)
Professor Ralph Gottschalg will join Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Halle (Saale) as its new head starting April 15, 2018. He will also take up a professorship in the field of PV energy systems at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
Fraunhofer CSP is a joint institution of the Fraunhofer for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg.
Gottschalg has been working as professor of Applied Photovoltaics at the Loughborough University in England since 2010. His appointment was confirmed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft together with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Gottschalg previously worked with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, before completing his doctorate at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) at Loughborough University.
CSPs new head has expertise in the simulation and modeling of the behavior of solar modules and systems as well as automation in production and measurements in quality control. His research work primarily concerns with increasing energy yields and reducing costs in PV.
“Working at the Fraunhofer CSP offers wonderful opportunities to help shape the future of photovoltaics together with many excellent colleagues. Working with clients from industry is just as appealing to me as working with the students at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences,” said Gottschalg.
Gottschalg will take over from Professor Ralf B Wehrspohn, head of the Fraunhofer Institute IMWS. Wehrspohn looked after the affairs of Fraunhofer CSP on a provisional basis after its founder Jörg Bagdahn had left.
“With Ralph Gottschalg, a very renowned researcher with a great deal of academic experience and great enthusiasm for the potential of photovoltaics will enrich our university in the future and further enhance the attractiveness of our English-language master’s degree course