About the Author
Carlos Algora received his B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1986 and his PhD in Physics in 1990, both from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He joined the Solar Energy Institute of the Technical University of Madrid in 1985 where he became Associate Professor in 1991 and a Full Professor in 2008. Since 1996 he has been the head of the III-V Semiconductors Group, which is devoted to the modelling, technology, characterization and reliability of III-V solar cells. Together with his team he has helped to develop several World efficiency record concentrator cells. He has been the main researcher of more than 40 R&D projects, has published more 230 scientific papers and has authored several book chapters. Ignacio Rey-Stolle is an Associate Professor at the Solar Energy Institute of the Technical University of Madrid, where he obtained his PhD in 2001. During his scientific career he has accumulated more than 17 years working in the field of high efficiency concentrator solar cells, during which he has contributed to several efficiency records. His research activities encompass the whole life cycle of concentrator solar cells, including design and simulation, epitaxial growth, fabrication, characterization and reliability studies. Ignacio Rey-Stolle has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, three book chapters and one patent.