Dr Ivan Gordon obtained his PhD in the field of novel magnetic materials for sensor applications from the University of Leuven in February 2002. He started to work at imec in June 2003, where he is currently leading the Silicon solar cell and module group, working on crystalline-silicon wafer-based solar cells, thin-film silicon solar cells, and advanced module concepts for ultra-thin c-Si wafer-based cells. Since 2008, he is associate editor for the international scientific journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. Since 2011, he is also associate editor for the IEEE Journal on Photovoltaics. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 journal and conference papers, has an h-factor of 26 and more than 1800 citations (numbers of May 2015).