European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaicsnominationprocessongoing

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

 

Becquerel Prize 2021 - Nomination of Candidates

We are happy to promote the call for nominations and encourage each and every one of you to take part in the nomination process:

"The Alexandre Edmund Becquerel Prize was established in 1989 by the European Commission on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Becquerel’s classical experiment in which he discovered the photovoltaic effect. Its purpose is to honour scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of photovoltaic solar energy, attained over a long period of continuous achievements, or very exceptionally, for some extraordinary invention or discovery. It is primarily a European Award but not restricted exclusively to European citizens.As Chairman and Chairman elect of the Becquerel Prize Committee, we are pleased to announce the nomination campaign for the year 2021. The Prize will be awarded in September 2021 on the occasion of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Lisbon, Portugal.The members of the Becquerel Prize Committee kindly invite you to take part in the nomination process for the year 2021.To nominate a candidate, it is necessary to fill-in the enclosed Nomination Form and return it the earliest possible and not later than Monday 12th of April 2021. The Nomination Forms will be collected on the behalf of Christophe Ballif by Ms. Karine Frossard at EPFL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).Every nomination should be accompanied by a page containing an explanation why the person who nominates someone believes that he/she deserves to get the award.Please accept the following basic rules:

  • A person may not nominate him/herself.
  • Members of the Becquerel Prize Committee cannot be nominated.

Please attach to the nomination form a list of technical and scientific publications and/or achievements in the area of photovoltaics and a curriculum vitae of the person nominated by you.We thank you in advance for your contribution that will guarantee a high level of qualified candidates.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Joachim Luther                                         Prof. Christophe Ballif
Chairman of the Becquerel Prize Committee    Chairman elect
Freiburg, Germany                                            Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 


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

2020 08 28 Oxford PV Henry Snaith web

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

 


 

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