Pathways for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells for Low-cost Energy Generation (Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics USA 2011)

Dr Nasser Karam, Vice President
Boeing Spectrolab
United States
 
Dez 01, 2011.

Presentation Summary

  • The solar resource
  • Multijunction solar cell technology from Space to earth
  • High efficiency cell path ways and roadmap
  • Low-cost terrestrial power generation using CPV

Speaker Biography (Nasser Karam)

Dr. Nasser H. Karam is Vice President of Advanced Technology Products and has been responsible for Boeing - Spectrolab's internal and external Research and Development since 1997. He has over twenty five years experience in the field of semiconductor materials research, Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic devices. He received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from The American University in Cairo in 1980, and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1985.
 
Dr. Karam and his team are world recognized in the development of advanced space solar cells for satellites, as well as terrestrial concentrator solar cells, and other Optoelectronic devices. In the field of Space energy generation, Dr. Karam was inducted in the Space Technology Hall of Fame along with colleagues from Boeing-Spectrolab, and the US Air Force for their contributions to the development of Multijunction Space solar cells in 2004. Dr. Karam and his ATP Team won the "R&D 100" and the "Scientific American 50" awards for contributions in the field of terrestrial energy generation. He is a five-time winner of the Hughes and Boeing Technical Excellence awards and a winner of the Hughes Electronics Chairman's Honors Award. Dr. Karam has over one hundred and fifty publications, two book chapters, and holds fifteen patents in the fields of Photovoltaics, compound semiconductor materials and devices research.