Dr. Sven Rühle
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position:
since 2013
Project Manager
Xjet 3D
Oppenheimer 10, Rehovot 76701, Israel
2008 - 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Leader "All-Oxide Photovoltaics"
Center for Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Arie Zaban, Ramat Gan 52900, Isral
Research focus on quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells and high photovoltage solar cells. Development of the combinatorial material synthesis and high throughput characterization laboratory for the development of novel oxide based solar cells.
2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow
Debye Institute, Utrecht University
Prof. Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, Cond. Matter & Interfaces, 3508TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Research on light-matter interaction: ZnO nanowire lasing and luminescence.
Funded by the Dutch Nanotechnology Initiative NanoNed
1999 - 2005
PhD in Chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. David Cahen, Dept. of Materials & Interfaces, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Ph.D. Thesis: "Electron Transport in Mesoporous TiO2 Structures and
Contact Properties at the TiO2 / Conductive Substrate Interface"

Awarded with the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize
1995 - 1999 Diploma in Physics (MSc)
University of Cologne
Prof. L. Bohatý, Faculty of Physics / Institute of Crystallography, 50674 Cologne, Germany
Thesis: "Linear and Non-Linear Optical Properties of the Rare-Earth Nitrates K2 RE(NO3)5 · 2H2O (RE = La, Ce, Pr and Nd)"
1992 - 1994 Pre-Diploma in Physics (BSc)
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Faculty of Physics, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Fellowships / Grants / Awards

  • Minerva Foundation (Munich): Full Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2000 -2003)
  • EU Marie Curie Fellowship for Career Development (2008-2010)
  • Winning of a EU project grant "All-Oxide Photovoltaics" (3 Mio Euro)
  • Winner of the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award (2005)(Recognition for the PhD)
  • First prize for the PhD thesis in the Advanced Degree Research Project category of the Israeli section of the International Solar Energy Society
International Colaborations

NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
CO-80401 Golden, Collorado, United States
Dr. S. R. Kurtz
AMOLF FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics
Center for Nanophotonics, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. L. Kuipers
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Hahn-Meitner-Institut
Heterogeneous Material Systems (SE2), 14109 Berlin, Germany
Dr. Thomas Dittrich
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Laboratory of Photonic & Interfaces, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Group of Prof. Michael Grätzel
Uppsala University Uppsala University
Department of Physical Chemistry, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
Group of Prof. Anders Hagfeldt
University Gent University Gent
Department of Electronics & Information Systems, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Group of Prof. Marc Burgelman
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University
Department of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Group of Prof. Yoram Shapira
Universitat Jaume I Universitat Jaume I
Department de Ciències Experimentals, 12071 Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Prof. Juan Bisquert

updated: May 2014