From PV to bio: Surviving the photovoltaic bubble at laser centre UPM

Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis and Lauzurica Santiago, Sara and Morales Furió, Miguel and Muñoz Martín, David and Canteli Pérez Caballero, David (2018). From PV to bio: Surviving the photovoltaic bubble at laser centre UPM. "Procedia CIRP", v. 74 ; pp. 790-793. ISSN 2212-8271.


Title: From PV to bio: Surviving the photovoltaic bubble at laser centre UPM
  • Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis
  • Lauzurica Santiago, Sara
  • Morales Furió, Miguel
  • Muñoz Martín, David
  • Canteli Pérez Caballero, David
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia CIRP
Date: 2018
ISSN: 2212-8271
Volume: 74
Freetext Keywords: laser microprocessing; silicon photovoltaics; metallization; LIFT; laser bioprinting
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Laser Centre UPM is one of the leading Research Centers in Spain in the field of industrial applications of high power lasers. Founded in 1998 in the oldest and largest Spanish Technical University, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, its activity is focused in technological transfer of laser-based processes to industry. With an important experience in laser micromachining using fast and ultrafast lasers, one of the fields in which its activity has produced more relevant results is laser process development for photovoltaic (PV) industry. Starting in 2004, its activity in this field in collaboration with other public Spanish institutions and other industrial partners has had a remarkable scientific and technological impact. Unfortunately, this activity was seriously restricted since 2010 due to the economic crisis in general and the photovoltaic industry evolution in particular. However, the background acquired in some particular applications and the inertia obtained with that activity has opened new fields of activity of Laser Center UPM in advanced laser-based processes for biomedicine. This paper summarizes the main achievements of Laser Center UPM in PV and how it performed the transition to new applications in a completely different sector, like biomedicine, using the experienced accumulated in the development of new laser based processes for PV.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainENE2013-48629-C4-3-RHELLOUnspecifiedCélulas solares de silicio de alta eficiencia y bajo coste fabricadas a baja temperatura
Government of SpainIPT-420000-2010-6UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
FP7609355APPOLOVALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRASHub of Application Laboratories for Equipment Assessment in Laser Based Manufacturing
Government of SpainENE2010-21384-C04-02UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainENE2011-23359UnspecifiedUnspecifiedSimulación de procesos laser en la industria fotovoltaica
Government of SpainENE2016-78933-C4-4-RCHENOCUnspecifiedCélulas solares de heterounión de silicio de estructura no convencional
Government of SpainPSE-120000-2008-1MICROSILI08UnspecifiedDiseño e industrialización de módulos fotovoltaicos en silicio de capa fina
Government of SpainENE2004-07376-C03-03UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainENE2007-67742-004-04UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 54983
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DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.08.007
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 May 2019 18:06
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 18:07
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