EU PVSEC General Chair: Prof. João M Serra
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EU PVSEC General Chair: Prof. João M Serra

We are delighted to announce that Prof. João M Serra is appointed as the General Chair of the EU PVSEC 2021 in Lisbon.

João M Serra obtained his PhD in Physics in 1995 and is now Full Professor at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL). He has addressed different topics in photovoltaics, namely the development of silicon ribbon technology and other kerfless technologies, off-grid photovoltaic systems for Africa and solar radiation assessment. His current research relates to selective contacts for high efficiency solar cells, tunneling junctions for tandems and PV system performance assessment.

His activities include participation as scientific coordinator of FCUL in international projects and as Principal Researcher in several national projects. Besides his activities related to solar energy and PV technology, Prof. Serra has been involved in teaching photovoltaics for more than 20 years and he is a contributor to international conferences dedicated to teaching of photovoltaics. He was the Director of the MIT-Portugal PhD program at FCUL between 2009 and 2017 and the scientific coordinator of FCUL of an Erasmus+ project (2016 and 2019) dedicated to solar energy teaching. Besides many scientific publications, he has 4 patent applications and 5 registered teaching kits. He is currently Head of the Department of Energy of FCUL.

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Serra as General Chair and are confident, that together we will make the EU PVSEC 2021 in Lisbon a memorable event.

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25 January 2021

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