Dr. Carsten Baur is a Solar Cell Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. He joined ESA in 2006 after he earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Konstanz, Germany, for his work he conducted at the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany.
At ESA he was and is responsible for the definition and supervision of numerous R&D activities to improve solar cells and solar cell assemblies for space applications. Furthermore, he is an expert in the characterisation of multi-junction solar cells and the analysis and modelling of degradation effects in solar cells due to particle irradiation.
He is also one of the main authors of the latest Technology Harmonisation Dossier “Solar Generators and Solar Cells” which defines ESA’s R&D roadmap in the domain solar cells and solar generators for the upcoming years.