Prof Armin ABERLE is the CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a tenured full professor in the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds BSc/MSc, PhD and Dr habil degrees in physics from German universities. His research focus is on photovoltaic materials, devices and modules. His R&D work covers the full spectrum from fundamental materials research to the industrial evaluation of advanced or novel PV technologies at the pilot line level and their transfer to industry. In his 30-year career in the PV sector he has (co)authored more than 400 papers (which have received more than 7,500 citations, h-index 42) and has been supervising more than 70 PhD students. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and an Editorial Board member of Progress in Photovoltaics and other journals. In the 1990s he established the Silicon Photovoltaics Department at the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Hamelin, Germany. He then worked for 10 years in Sydney, Australia as a professor for photovoltaics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). In 2008 he joined NUS to establish SERIS, as the Deputy CEO and the Director of the Silicon PV Department. Since April 2012 he is SERIS’ CEO and the Director of the institute’s Novel PV Concepts Cluster. Since 2015 he is also Director of SERIS’ Silicon Materials and Cells Cluster.