Professors

Prof. Dr. Marko Topič, univ. dipl. inž. el.

position: Professor
department: III. Department of Electronics
laboratory: Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics
room: BN302
telephone: 470
secretary 319
e-mail:

contact hours:

office room BN302
Wednesday, 12:00-13:00
Thursday, 12:00-13:00


description:

Degrees:
1996: D.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana)
1994: Magisterium Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)
1991: University Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)

Positions:
2011-present: Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2007, 2009, 2011: Visiting Researcher at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2006-present: Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
2002-2006: Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2002-2006
2002: Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany
2000: Visiting researcher at the Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany
1998: Visiting researcher at the Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany
1997-2002: Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
1996-1997: Assistant at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
1994: Visiting researcher at the Corporate R&D, Siemens AG, Muenchen, Germany
1992-1996: Young Researcher at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Research interests:
Solar Cells, Photovoltaic Modules and Photovoltaic Systems
Semiconductor Materials (a-Si:H, µc-Si:H, Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2, TiO2...)
Semiconductor Devices
Electronic Circuits
Optoelectronics
Reliability and Maintainability

Awards:
2008 - Zoisova nagrada - The highest Award of the Republic of Slovenia for Scientific and Research Achievements
2006 - Vodovnikova nagrada - Vodovnik Award (faculty award for excellent research achievements in the last four years)
2000 - Zoisovo priznanje - Distinction of the Republic of Slovenia for Scientific and Research Achievements
1997 - The Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize
(awarded by Institute Jozef Stefan for the best doctoral dissertations in the last three years in the field of natural sciences)

Membership:
Chairman of Slovenian Photovoltaic Technology Platform (since 2007)
Steering Committee Member of European Photovoltaic Technology Platform (since 2007)
Senior member of the IEEE (since 2005)
Member of the Materials Research Society (since 1995)
Member of the SPIE (since 2005)
Member of the International Solar Energy Society (since 1998)
Member of the Executive Board of MIDEM Society (since 2002)
President of MIDEM Society (since 2011)
Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (since 2000)

Bibliography:
over 100 original scientific papers in journals listed in SCIE
over 200 conference papers
2 patents
Supervisor of 10 doctoral dissertations, 4 magisterium theses and more than 50 university diploma theses