Michael Stuckelberger

Photon Science

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

Michael Stuckelberger

Michael Stuckelberger is a scientist in Photon Science at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany. He studied physics and chemistry at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Switzerland and at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Russia, graduating 2009 in particle physics with a thesis on the CMS detector at CERN.

For his PhD thesis—awarded as the best thesis in microtechnology—he synthesized thin-film solar cells with hydrogenated amorphous silicon absorbers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Interested in the degradation mechanisms of photovoltaic devices, he developed solar cells for maximum efficiency and setups for their characterization.

During his postdoc at Arizona State University (ASU) in the US, he focused on the synchrotron-based nanocharacterization of photovoltaic materials and devices.

In 2018, Dr. Stuckelberger joined DESY to develop further scanning X-ray microscopy techniques and applications thereof for the study of energy materials. He is particularly interested in the in-situ characterization of materials during synthesis, and in operando measurements to relate the nanoscale performance with structure, composition, and synthesis conditions.