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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

Director Business Division Hydrogen Technologies
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  • Section
  • Natural Sciences
  • Working Group
  • Hydrogen Economy 2030


Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling studied physics at the University of Freiburg and graduated in 1992. In his dissertation he worked on the simulation, realization, and characterization of crystalline silicon thin film solar cells on insulating substrates. He received his doctorate in 1998 from the Department of Physics at the University of Konstanz. Christopher Hebling worked in the field of photovoltaics for ten years before becoming head of the hydrogen technologies department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, where about 150 scientists, engineers and students work today. He is spokesman for the Fraunhofer Society’s Hydrogen Network (33 member institutes) and vice president of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. In 2019, he was appointed honorary professor at the University of Cape Town. Christopher Hebling is co-chair of the advisory board of NOW, the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. For Germany, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Technology Collaboration Program for Research and Development on the Production and Utilization of Hydrogen (TCP) of the International Energy Agency.