- Becquerel Committee has announced Marko Topič as the winner of this year’s Alexander Edmond Becquerel Prize
- The award recognizes his enormous engagement towards creating a strong PV community in Europe and beyond through his academic and experimental work
- He is also the chair of the Department of Electronics at the university, and an affiliate professor with Colorado State University
Marko Topič, the director of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Alexander Edmond Becquerel Prize for his outstanding contributions to the field of photovoltaics.
He has been selected for his academic and experimental work with numerous optical and electrical software and measurement systems that are today used by many labs and industries. The award also recognizes his enormous engagement towards creating a strong PV community in Europe and elsewhere as well as the chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV).
“Throughout his career, Prof. Topic has been continuously pushing to stimulate knowledge and people exchanges, supporting the presence of an EU industrial PV-sector, as well as preparing many scientists and engineers now active both in academia and PV industry,” said the Chair of the Becquerel Committee, Christophe Ballif.
Topič is also the chair of the Department of Electronics at the Ljubljana university. He is also an affiliate professor with Colorado State University, and has been the chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) for Photovoltaics since 2014 (see ETIP PV Selects New Steering Committee).
Established in 1989 by the European Commission, Becquerel prize celebrates the work of French researcher Alexandre Edmond Becquerel who is credited with creating and analyzing the world’s 1st PV cell.
Last year, the winner of Becquerel Prize 2021 was Ulrike Jahn of VDE Renewables (see Ulrike Jahn Is Winner Of Becquerel Prize 2021).