Researcher Profile

Dr. Marcus Rennhofer

Dr. Rennhofer

Function

Senior Scientist

Center

Energy

Competence Unit

Photovoltaic Systems

E-Mail

Marcus.Rennhofer(at)ait.ac.at

Phone

+43 50550 6348

Fax

+43 50550 6390

Address

TECHbase Vienna, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna

Career

Field: Photovoltaics

Main Research: Thin film photovoltaic devices

Experience: PhD-studies at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna, research and teaching. PhD thesis (2007) in the field of ultra-thin intermetallic films. Experience abroad for scientific work at the HZB (Berlin, DE), LLB (Saclay, F), ERSF (Grenoble, F) and BWR-6 KKL (Leibstadt, CH). Since 2008 scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Photovoltaic Systems (PVS). Experiences in the R&D-fields of photovoltaics, thin film photovoltaics, spectral measurements and building integration of photovoltaics (BIPV). Specialisation and research topics are about the behavior of thin film devices under environmental influence (irradiance, spectrum, temperature) and the correlation between material level and device level.

  • 2002-2007: Research fellow
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2007-2008: Assistant
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2008--: Scientist
    Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 1998-2008: Tutor to practical courses
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2012--: Lecturer
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2013--: Lecturer
    Advanced college: Technikum Wien / Austria
  • 2013: Session editor for a special session of the IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna
  • 2009 - : representative of the AIT in the technologyplatform Photovolatic Austria
  • 2014 -: EERA SP5 "PV Systems", leader of sub task 5.2. BIPV
  • 2011 -: member of the "working group energy" of the Austrian Physical Society OEPG
  • 2009: Loschmidt-Prize of the Chemisch-Physikalischen Gesellschaft for the PhD thesis
  • 2012: Winner of the Scientific Poster Presentation Award in the category „photovoltaic systems“ at the PV-SEC 2012, Frankfurt, DE
  • 2014: VERENA (VERBUND E-Novation Award); Sonderpreis der Energieforschung im Rahmen des Staatspreises 2014 für das Projekt "smartflowerTM" entstanden im Projekt REMULES

Publications

  • INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF CONTRAILS ON DIRECT AND DIFFUSE IRRADIANCE
    Author(s): Ph. Weihs, E. Feitzinger, D. Baumgartner, J. Wagner, M. Rennhofer, W. Laube and J. Gadermaier
    Journal: AIP Conf. Proc, 1531 (2013) ; 536-539
  • ELECTRICAL METASTABILITIES IN CHALCOGENIDE PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES
    Author(s): S. Novalin, M. Rennhofer, J. Summhammer
    Journal: Thin Solid Films, 535 (2013) ; 261-264
  • ULTRA SLOW DYNAMICS IN INTERMETALLIC THIN FILMS;
    Intermetallics Research Progress

    Author(s): M. Rennhofer
    Publisher: Nova Publishers; New York; 2008; 237-259; 1-60021-982-9
    Series: Ed. Yakov N. Berdovsky; 1
  • SHORT-TERM METASTABLE EFFECTS IN AMORPHOUS SILICON SOLAR MODULES
    Author(s): A. Mittal, M. Rennhofer, I. Riedel, R. Leidl, G. Újvári
    Conference EU-PVSEC, Paris
  • RELATIVE FEUCHTE UND UMWANDLUNGSEFFIZIENZ VON DÜNNSCHICHTPHOTOVOLTAIK
    Author(s): M. Nikbakhti, M. Rennhofer, K. Berger, J. Wagner, R. Leidl, W. Laube, D. Baumgartner, Ph. Weihs und V. Schlosser
    Conference 28. Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie, Bad Staffelstein
  • Elemental practical course in experimental physics (2007)
    University of Vienna
  • eLearnPhysik (2007)
    University of Vienna
  • Photovoltaik: eine Option zur Energieautarkie (2012)
    University of Vienna
  • Photovoltaik: eine Option zur Energieautarkie (2013)
    University of Vienna
  • Photovoltaic systems and its application (2013)
    OEAD
  • Photovoltaik: eine Option zur Energieautarkie (2014)
    University of Vienna
  • Photovoltaic systems and its application (2014)
    OEAD
  • Photovoltaik für eine nachhaltige Energieversorgung (2014)
    TU Graz
  • Herstellungsverfahren strukturierter Dünnschicht Photovoltaik
    Inventor: M. Rennhofer, K. Berger
    Submission Date: 30.03.2012
    Issue Date: 15.12.2013
  • Multifunktionales Fassadenmodulsystem
    Inventor: M. Müller, H. Wascher, U. Kernler, R. Braun, M. Rennhofer, G. Siegel, S. Gosztonyi, T. Mach, W. Streicher, . Moßhammer, M. Grobbauer
    Submission Date: 04.10.2012
    Issue Date: 15.03.2014

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