Prof Armin Aberle serves as CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a tenured full professor in the university’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research focus is on photovoltaic (PV) materials, devices and modules. He has (co)authored more than 500 scientific-technical papers and has supervised more than 60 PhD students in his career.
In the 1990s, he established and led the Silicon PV Department at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, Germany. He then worked for 10 years in Sydney, Australia as a solar energy professor at the University of New South Wales and as a member of the UNSW team that developed and taught the world’s first Bachelor of Engineering degree programme for Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.
In 2008, he joined NUS to establish SERIS, as the Deputy CEO and Director of the Silicon PV Department. Since 2012, he has served as SERIS CEO. He is also the Director of the institute’s Next-Generation Industrial Solar Cells and Modules Cluster and the Acting Director of the Novel PV Concepts Cluster.