Albert Polman, AMOLF

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Albert Polman is scientific group leader and program leader at FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. He is associated with the University of Amsterdam as a professor of Photonic materials for photovoltaics. Polman's research focuses on nanophotonics: the control, understanding and application of light at the nanoscale, with special emphasis on light management in solar cells and optical metamaterials.
Polman obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht, was post-doctoral researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories and then became group leader at AMOLF, where he also served as director from 2006-2013. He has published over 250 papers in photonics and photovoltaics. Polman is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the Materials Research Society (USA), and recipient of two ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016). He was awarded the ENI Renewable Energy Prize, the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics, the MRS Materials Innovation and Characterization Award, and the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society. Polman is member of the Executive Board of NanoNextNL.

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