Chief Technology Officer, Global Solar Energy
Urs Schoop is chief technology officer at Global Solar Energy. Since joining Global Solar’s technical staff in 2006, he has been investigating routes to higher cell efficiency, improved long-term reliability and more cost-effective deposition techniques for CIGS solar cell and module production. Dr. Schoop has spent his career researching thin-film deposition and devices with an emphasis on multilayer deposition on flexible materials and roll-to-roll processing. Prior to joining Global Solar, he was a senior scientist with American Superconductor in Devens, Mass., developing thin film HTS superconducting wire. Dr. Schoop earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 2000.