Dr. Jean-Pierre Joly, born in 1951, is leading INES (Institut National de l’Energie Solaire) as General Director and representative of CEA. This Institute is six years old and has now more than 400 scientists. It is located in the French Alps and is the main Research Institute in France devoted to Solar Energy. The institute covers the whole chain of Solar Energy Development from Silicon Purification to Building integration and is involved in both Photovoltaic and Thermal Solar.
Jean-Pierre Joly graduated at the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble in 1975 and at the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble (PhD) in 1978. He is also Research Fellow (Directeur de Recherche) of CEA. Jean-Pierre Joly has lead Research teams at CEA LETI and recently at INES. He is an expert in semiconductor materials and semiconductor devices working on topics such as characterization of defects and impurities in Silicon, elaboration of SOI (Silicon On Insulator) material and devices, power devices with more than 30 publications.
Jean-Pierre Joly is member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) of the EU PVSEC, coordinator of the Solar Energy group of the french public research lab Alliance ANCRE devoted to Energy.