Prof. Dr. Marko Topič

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Position: Full Professor, Department Chair
Department: III. Department of Electronics
Laboratory: Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics
Room No: BN302

Phone: +386 1 4768 470
Secretary: +386 1 4768 319
E-mail: marko.topic@fe.uni-lj.si

 

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Biography

Degrees:

Research interests:

  • Solar Cells, Photovoltaic Modules and Photovoltaic Systems
  • Semiconductor Materials (Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2, CdTe, PK, a-Si:H, µc-Si:H, ...)
  • Semiconductor Devices (Solar Cells, Photodetectors, Color Sensors, Position Sensors, ...)
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Optoelectronics
  • Reliability and Maintainability

Positions:

  • Affiliate Faculty / Professor at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 2011-present
  • Visiting Professor at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2006-present
  • Visiting Researcher at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 2005
  • Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2002-2006
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany, 2002 
  • Visiting researcher at the Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany, 2000
  • Visiting researcher at the Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany, 1998 
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1997-2002
  • Assistant at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1996-1997
  • Visiting researcher at the Corporate R&D, Siemens AG, Muenchen, Germany, 1994
  • Young Researcher at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1992-1996  


Editorial Board Membership in International Journals (SCIE)

  • Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) EB member since 2018
  • Solar RRL (ISSN 2367-198X) EB member since 2017
  • The Scientific World Journal (ISSN 1537-744X) EB Energy member since 2012
  • Informacije MIDEM - Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials (ISSN 0352-9045) Editor-In-Chief since 2011, EB member since 2002
  • Solar energy materials and solar cells (ISSN 0927-0248) Guest Editor in Vol. 24, Iss. 11 (2010)

Awards and Distinctions:

  • 2018 - Apple of Inspiration - Award by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor (together with Marko Jošt, Benjamin Lipovšek, Janez Krč, Steve Albrecht and Bernd Rech)
  • 2017 - The Gold Plaquette of University of Ljubljana (for exceptional contributions in the development of scientific and teaching endeavours)
  • 2017 - Meritorious Member of the Electrotechnical Association of Slovenia
  • 2016 - Associate Member of International Academy of Engineering (since 2016)
  • 2016 - Best oral presentation award -  at the PVSEC-26 (Singapore, 24-28 Oct 2016)
  • 2014 - Fellow of Slovenian Academy of Engineering (since 2014)
  • 2008 - Zoisova nagrada - Zois Award -  the highest national Award of the Republic of Slovenia for outstanding Scientific and Research Achievements
  • 2006 - Vodovnikova nagrada - Vodovnik Award (UL FE award for excellent research achievements in the last four years)
  • 2000 - Zoisovo priznanje - Zois Certificate of Recognition - awarded by the Republic of Slovenia for significant Scientific and Research Achievements
  • 1997 - The Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize (awarded by Institute Jozef Stefan for the best doctoral dissertations in the last three years in the field of natural sciences)

Membership:

Bibliography:

  • two books (CRC, Springer) and five book chapters (2x Springer, Wiley, Nova, InTech)
  • over 150 papers in international journals (Scientific Citation Index)
  • over 250 conference papers
  • over 2500 citations in WoS (without-self citations)
  • 2 patents
  • supervisor/mentor of 14 doctoral dissertations, 4 magisterium theses and more than 70 university diploma, BSc or MSc theses
  • PhD defense committee member (EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, IST Lisbon, Pondicherry Uni, TU Berlin 3x, TU Delft, Uni Ghent, Uni Loughborough 2x, UP Madrid 2x, Uni Mauritius, Uni Neuchatel, Uni Paris-Sud, Uni Saclay, Uni Split, UNSW, Colorado State Uni 2x)