Chair of the Scientific Committee

Doctor André Augusto is head of silicon heterojunction solar cells, materials and modules research at Solar Power Laboratory at Arizona State University. Most of his projects are highly collaborative and in the past years he has been working with different academic institutions across the world, industry, national labs, governmental institutions, and the military.

André's interests are renewable energy (with strong focus on photovoltaics, but also on energy in buildings and wind power generation), energy systems (in particular in cities and in developing regions), policy and economy (with strong focus on energy, product development, industrialization, and entrepreneurship), sustainability (energy and beyond), and education.

André's background is in physics engineering with a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems.