Rémi Aninat

ER 6.1  Rémi Aninat – Abengoa Solar New Technologies.

His background education is in physics, he obtained in 2008 a Masters degree in “Engineering of micro- and nano-technologies” from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble (France), completed in 2012 a PhD thesis in photovoltaics in the Northumbria University (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK) entitled “ Study of Cu(In,Al)Se2 thin films prepared by selenisation of sputtered metallic precursors for applications in solar cells”, followed by a postdoc in the CRP Gabriel Lippmann (Luxembourg) focusing on reactive sputtering and characterisation of titanium nitride-based hard coatings for machining applications.

He joined the Kestcells project in September 2014, within the company Abengoa, based in Seville, Spain. The main objective of his project is to carry out a feasibility study on the industrial scale up and transferability of the fabrication by physical vapour deposition (PVD) of kesterite-based thin film solar cells. In a first stage, assisted by the tools of Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), he will assess the most promising fabrication routes for scale up, the principal failures that typically occur in state-of-the-art kesterite absorber layers and their  impact on the scalability.


R. Aninat, E. Sanchez-Cortezon, L-E. Quesada-Rubio, J.M. Delgado-Sanchez, “Failure Mode And Effect Analysis Of Kesterite Absorber Layers For Thin Film Solar Cells”, Presented at PVTC, Aix en Provence, 26/05/15-29/05/2015 (poster)
R. Aninat, E. Sanchez-Cortezon, L-E. Quesada-Rubio, J.M. Delgado-Sanchez , “Mapping and comparison of the shortcomings of kesterite absorber layers, and how they could affect industrial scalability”, presented at Spring EMRS, Lille, 02/05/16-06/05/16 (poster)