Stephan Abermann is Head of Competence Unit "Photovoltaic Systems" at AIT, Center for Energy. He studied "Materials Science" at the University of Leoben and obtained his doctorate in "Electrical Engineering & Information Technology" at the Vienna University of Technology. In addition, he successfully completed the master's program "Building Science and Technology" at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2019 he is a professional representative before the European Patent Office (European patent attorney). Stephan Abermann was head of the work group "Silicon Technology" at the Vienna University of Technology from 2007-2010, and established the work group "Emerging Technologies" at AIT from 2010-2013. From 2013-2015 he headed the unit "New Technology Scouting" at D. Swarovski KG, and was employed as a patent attorney trainee at Schwarz & Partner Patentanwälte OG until end of 2018. Among others, he is an expert in photovoltaics, nanotechnologies, optoelectronics and intellectual property.