Research activities

Our mission is to develop innovative concepts in the field of thin film solar cells, opto-electronic coatings and batteries.

These directions are aligned with the strategic Research Focus Areas of Empa such as "Nanostructured Materials" and "Energy".

Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics forms a strong alliance with the group "Functional Inorganic Materials" at ETH Zürich headed by Prof. Dr. Maksym Kovalenko.

Personal and equipment of the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics contribute to the successful operation of the Coating Competence Center at Empa.