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Date:9/10/2010

Scientific director for Research Field Energy at HZB, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eberhardt, is delighted about the award: "With its research on thin-film solar cells, HZB has made it its duty to develop the technology for our future energy supply. Mr. Schock's work is a major contribution to this. We are delighted about the worldwide recognition his work has found, and congratulate Mr. Schock on receiving this award."

Hans-Werner Schock, born in 1946 in Tuttlingen, studied electrical engineering at University of Stuttgart and earned his doctorate at the Institute of Physical Electronics, where he later became scientific project leader of the research group "Polycrystalline Thin-Film Solar Cells". Since 2004, he has worked at HZB as department head of the Institute for Technology. He is author and co-author of more than 300 publications and has submitted and been involved in more than ten patents in the field of solar energy technology.

The "Becquerel Prize" was first awarded in 1989 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Becquerel's classic experiment on the description of the photovoltaic effect. With it, French physicist Alexandre Edmond Becquerel laid the foundation for the use of photovoltaics.


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Contact: Dr. Hans-Werner Schock
hans-werner.schock@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-42489
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
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