Senior researcher - Solar Cells and Materials area
Role in the project : VIPERLAB Exploitation Manager
Dr. Jaione Bengoechea Apezteguía. She has more than 15 years working experience in national and international research and development projects related to solar photovoltaic technology and material science.
She received her M.Sc. in Physics in 1998 from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and her PhD in Physics (with honours) in 2006 from the Basque Country University (Spain). She was a pre-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow during one year at the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology in Dublin City University (Ireland). During her PhD she gained practical skills in spectroscopy of laser-induced plasmas. From 2005 to 2008, she was a permanent researcher at the Light Generation Group of Royal Philips Electronics, in Aachen (Germany). During this period, her main research topics included the study and characterization of frequency conversion materials, with lasing properties, and the evaluation of new industrial applications for lasers. Since 2008 she works at the Solar Energy Department, in the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain. Currently, her main research activities are focused on soiling and abrasion issues, new materials for the metallization of solar cells and passive cooling strategies.
She is an expert member of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission, TC 82, WG2), and has been author or co-author of 13 scientific articles and 9 patents