Consultation Hour: on appointment

Room: BA 210

Phone: (0203) 379-1058

Fax: (0203) 379-3268

List of Publications

List of Patents

Workgroup Photovoltaic

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Niels Benson

Curriculum Vitae


October, 2th, 1976

Scientific degrees


Ph.D. in Materials Science (Dr.-Ing.); Technical University of Darmstadt; Topic: Organic CMOS technology by dielectric interface engineering, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heinz von Seggern. Final assessment: summa cum laude.

08/1998 – 01/2005

Studies in Electrical Engineering; University of Stuttgart; Degree: Dipl.-Ing.; Topic: Design, simulation and realization of an active matrix poly-Si LCD, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. N. Frühauf.

Professional experience

01/2018 - current  

W1 Professor (Printable Materials for Signal Processing Applications), at the institutes DSV (Prof. Dr. T. Kaiser) and NST (Prof. Dr. R. Schmechel), faculty of engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen

01/2010 - 12/2015

NRW research grant stipendiary for the realiation of rollable third generation solar cells

09/2009 - 12/2017

Group leader photovoltaic and thin film electronic, NST, dept. electrical engineering and information technology, faculty of engineering, University of    Duisburg – Essen (Prof. Dr. R. Schmechel)

09/2009 – today

Consultant for organic semiconductors, Polymer Vision, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

10/2008 – 09/2009

Senior Scientist, Polymer Vision, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

06.2005 – 10.2008

Scientist, chair of electronic materials science, faculty of materials science, Technical University of Darmstadt (Prof. Dr. Heinz von Seggern).



SID Mid-Europe Chapter Student Award (March 2005).
SID Distinguished Student paper Award 2005, International Symposium Boston.


Society for Information Display (SID)