Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. Michael B. Joerger
Born in 1973 in Baden-Baden, Germany, Michael B. Joerger received his Diploma in Physical Chemistry 1998 from the University Karlsruhe, Germany and his Ph. D. in Technical Science 2003 from the Research Institute for Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Heraeus he worked as an exchange scientist at the Department of Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and as a research associate at the Department of Materials at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2004 he joined Rolls-Royce, starting as an engineer for materials and processes for fuel cells, 2005 he was appointed manager for ceramic fuel cell technology, the he moved to be business manager for future programmes engineering.
In 2011 he joined Heraeus to become vice president R&D Thick Film Division in charge of the strategical development of the R&D activities of three business units, evaluation of external research partners, project audits, milestone planning, creation and implementation of an IP strategy and the technology scouting.
He is an author of several scientific publications and was awarded the Gordon Research Conference Student Award in 2001.
Dr. Joerger lives in Alzenau, Germany, is married and has one child.
PV Pastes – An example for industrial leadership in Europe
Heraeus is a major supplier of metallization pastes for the solar industry. The front side silver metallization paste makes a key contribution to performance improvements of the solar cell and therefore has a major influence on cost competitiveness.
The presentation will describe how continuous R&D efforts are required to maintain a competitive advantage.PV Pastes – An example for industrial leadership in Europe