European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics

The European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics is being awarded on the occasion of the EU PVSEC Conference. This prize was established by the European Commission in 1989 to mark the 150th anniversary of Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel’s discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839, which laid the foundation of both, photovoltaics and photography.

For more information please visit www.becquerel-prize.org


Congratulations to the Becquerel Prize Winner 2020: Henry J. Snaith!

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The Becquerel Prize 2020 will be awarded to
Prof. Henry J. Snaith FRS
Professor of Physics,
Group Leader Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics Device group,
Department of Physics,
University of Oxford,
United Kingdom

Award Ceremony

The prize was awarded at the opening of the EU PVSEC 2020, on Monday 07 September 2020. Watch it here in the EU PVSEC youtube channel.snippets Becquerel diploma handing over smaller

  • Delivery of the prize by Dr. Piotr Szymanski, European Commission, Director of the JRC Directorate C for Energy, Transport and Climate
  • Chair of Ceremony
    Prof. Joachim Luther, Chairman of the Prize Committee
  • Laudatio
    Prof. Pierre Verlinden, Becquerel Prize Winner 2019, Managing Director, Amrock Pty Ltd, Australia, Consultant, Non-Executive Director to PV companies, Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou)
  • Delivery of the prize
  • Becquerel Prize Winner speech
    Prof. Henry J. Snaith FRS, Professor of Physics, Group Leader Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics Device group, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

 


 Former Becquerel Prize Winners

 

2020
2019

2019
Dr. Pierre Verlinden
Keynote speech by the awardee 2019

2018

2018
Prof. Peter Würfel
Keynote speech by the awardee 2018

2016

2016
Prof. Christophe Ballif
Keynote speech by the awardee 2016

2015

2015
Prof. Andrés Cuevas
Keynote speech by the awardee 2015

2013
2012

2012
Dr. Winfried Hoffmann
Keynote speech by the awardee 2012

2010

2010
Prof. Hans-Werner Schock
Keynote speech by the awardee 2010

2009

2009
Dr. Andreas W. Bett
Keynote speech by the awardee 2009

2008

2008
Mechtild Rothe

2007
2006

2006
Dr. Richard M. Swanson
Keynote speech by the awardee 2006

2006

2006
Dr. Dieter Bonnet
Obituary for Dr. Bonnet

2005

2005
Prof. Joachim Luther
Keynote speech by the awardee 2005

2004

2004
Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi

2003

2003
Dr. Wolfgang Palz

2001

2001
Prof. Viacheslav Andreev
Keynote speech by the awardee 2001

2000

2000
Frederick C. Treble

1998

1998
Dr. Walter Sandtner

1997

1997
Prof. Adolf Goetzberger
Keynote speech by the awardee 1997

1995

1995
Dr. Karlheinz Krebs

1994

1994
Dr. Morton Prince

1992

1992
Prof. Antonio Luque

1991

1991
Prof. Werner Bloss

1989

1989
Prof. Roger Van Overstraeten