Professor Michael Saliba
Professor, Technical University Darmstadt
Michael Saliba is a professor at the Technical University Darmstadt with a dual appointment at the Research Centre Jülich, Germany. His research focuses on a deeper understanding and improvement of optoelectronic properties of emerging photovoltaic technologies with an emphasis on perovskites for a sustainable energy future. He was a Group Leader at Fribourg University and a Marie Curie Fellow at EPFL, Switzerland. He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 2014 working on crystallization behavior and plasmonic nanostructures in perovskites. He obtained his MSc in physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research on simulation methods for plasmonic oligomers. He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from Stuttgart University. He has an h-index of 49 and published over 100 works in the fields of plasmonics, lasers, LEDs, and perovskite solar cells. Times Higher Education considers him the third-most influential scientist in perovskite research and since 2018 he is ISI Highly Cited, designating the Top 1% researchers with respect to citations/field. Michael received the Young Scientist Award of the German University Association, and the Postdoctoral Award of the Materials Research Society. He was named one of the World’s 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review and he is an Executive Member of the Global Young Academy as well as a Member of the National Young Academy of Germany.
11:00-12:30 20 November
Implementation of the S20 recommendations: Scientific solution to keep a balance between promotion of industrial science and warning from environmental science?