Prof. Dieter Meissner
Prof. Dieter Meissner is a Professor of Sustainable Energetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is also a FH-Professor of eco-energy technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Austria; Chief Scientist at crystalsol GmbH, Austria; crystalsol OÜ, Estonia; Dr. rer nat. at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Dr.h.c. at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Meissner's main research interests are photoelectrochemistry, photovoltaics, and materials research and development.
Meissner published more than 170 papers in top refereed scientific journals, and 150 papers in proceedings volumes. He has more than 150 patents written to his name.He edited and co-edited two books.
During his academic career, Meissner developed two universities curricula: the eco-energy engineering curricula at the University of Applied Sciences, Austria, and the sustainable energetics curricula of the international master course of both Estonian universities, Tartu University, and Tallinn University of Technology.
He taught at many universities, including: the University of Hamburg, Germany, Osaka University, Japan, University Buenos Aires, Argentina, Technion Haifa, Israel, Linz University, Austria, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Meissner is the initiator, founder and co-founder of five universities spin-out companies, namely AQR consulting, Wels, Austria, ALPPS Fuel Cell Systems GmbH (fuel cells), Graz, Austria, Solar Surface (Selective Absorbers), Linz, Austria, crystalsol OÜ (PV solar cell powders), Tallinn, Estonia, crystalsol GmbH (PV modules), Vienna, Austria.