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Angelika Basch, PhD

I am a material science researcher with my research interest in photovoltaics, light trapping and novel materials for energy conversion and batteries. I am currently self employed as well as a lecturer at the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences in the degree program eco-energy engineering.

From August 2010 to August 2012 I held a Schoedinger Fellowship from FWF (Austrian Science Fund) for the research project Nanostructures for Enhanced Solar Cells conducted at the Centre of Sustainable Energy Systems Australian National University and the Institute of Physics at the University of Graz. Until August 2013 I held a Research Fellow position at the Australian National University.

From February to July 2010 I was a Professor at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in the Eco-Energy Engineering degree programms, where I am still lecturing today. Before that, from February 2009 to Jannuary 2010, I was Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna - Fachhochschule Technikum Wien.

From 2006 till 2008 I have been working as a research scientist and project manager in semiconductor industry at SEZ AG (now Lam Research) in Villach, Austria. In the project Applications of Sulfosalts for Energy Conversion, a Christian Doppler Laboratory, we were investigating novel materials for thin film solar cells with University of Salzburg.

I have finished my PhD in 2004 at Graz University of Technology. A part of the experimental work was done during an all together 10 months visit at the Ian Wark Research Institute in Adelaide, Australia.

I graduated in chemistry (Chemie Diplom, 5 year course) at Karl Franzens University in 2001. During my master project I spent 6 weeks with the group of Prof. Peter Behrens at University of Hannover, Germany. In my undergraduate years I was a student representative at the Students Union (HochschülerInnenschaft Universität Graz).

In my free time I enjoy traveling, movies and photography.