Printed organic photovoltaic cells

Over 26.000 citations for being pioneer in solar cells

Tuesday 13 Dec 16

26.397 citations

Professor Frederik C. Krebs has made 434 peer-reviewed articles and been the co-author on three books on organic photovoltaics and related subjects. According to Scopus he had been cited 26.397 times in 12.002 different scientific articles as of December 12, 2016.

The secret to be one of the most cited scientists on any given topic is to be one of the pioneers within an up and coming field of research. To Prof. Frederik C. Krebs it was organic photovoltaic and he has now been qouted 26.397 times.

“We identified the huge potential of organic photovoltaics at a very early stage and asked the fundamental question from the beginning: What does it take for this technology to succeed?,” says professor Frederik C. Krebs, who pioneered within the field of organic photovoltaics.

His research group at DTU Energy went straight to looking at fundamental issues like durability, upscaling and how to produce the organic photovoltaic, diving into solving problems and answering questions that nobody had started to ask yet. Then, as the technology slowly gathered speed and moved from idea to a viable technology with a great potential, the work from Frederik C. Krebs and his research groups was taken up and used as a foundation by research groups all over the world for research into organic photovoltaics.

Professor Frederik C. Krebs and his photovoltaic group at DTU Energy are now considered leading in the field, and with 26.397 citations according to Scopus, Frederik C. Krebs is the most cited researcher within Materials Science at DTU and in Denmark together with his colleague, senior researcher Mikkel Jørgensen.

"It pays off in citations to think strategically from the very beginning and address important issues before the majority does"
Frederik C. Krebs, professor, DTU Energy

“It pays off in citations to think strategically from the very beginning and address important issues before the majority does, and we have a good partnership and a good group. But citations aren’t everything and even though they might have given me the option to be invited as speaker at conferences, citations doesn’t equal money. You still have to get funding for your projects and find good project partners,” says Frederik C. Krebs.

Research in organic photovoltaics

A polymer solar cell consists of a series of thin functional layers deposited on a polymer foil. By employing inks containing the active materials, one can use standard printing technology to deposit a layer very fast on an entire roll. Such roll-to-roll processes allow upscaling of the production to very large scale with a limited capital cost.

Read more about DTU Energys research in organic photovoltaics here

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