At the start of this year, TNO awarded the prize for the Excellent Researcher 2017 to Mirjam Theelen. This prize is awarded every year within TNO for scientific research with impact. Mirjam Theelen works within the Solliance programs and conducts research into the aging behavior and longevity of CIGS thin-film solar cells.
The jury praised Mirjam for her important scientific contributions that, as applications, find their way into the market for CIGS solar cells and thus have a major impact on our society. She obtained het doctorate during her work at TNO and Solliance, and has an impressive list of publications to her name and ambitions in application and in science. In the world of solar cells Mirjam is a much sought after speaker and a valued expert for the industry.
Excellent Researcher 2017 Mirjam Theelen with members of the jury Jan Diederik van Wees en Jos Keurentjes (r)