Joachim John is currently working on (photo) electrochemical cell development for hydrogen and synthetic fuel generation.
He received his diploma degree in physics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg in 1993.
He received his Ph.D in physics at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland in 1997.
In 1998 he joined the Interuniversity Micro Electronic Centre (imec) in Leuven, Belgium, where he is presently Sr. Project Manager in the Energy Department.
He was sub-project leader in the European funded projects Crystal Clear, Ultimate and Solasys.
Joachim John is Session Chairman, Scientific Committee member and Organizing Committee member of the EU PVSEC, IEEE PVSC, Si-PV/n-PV and the SNEC conference, respectively. He was conference co-chair at SiPV and chair at nPV 2019. Since 2021 he is Scientific Committee member and co-organizer of the e-MRS Symposium "Materials for Energy" in the Program "Advanced catalytic materials for (photo)electrochemical energy conversion II"
He is paper reviewer for Progress in Photovoltaics, SOLMAT, IEEE and Electrochemical society.
Since 2014 he is expert team member of the PV Technology Platform of the European Commission and steering committee member of the EERA JP FCH for BERA.
He published more than 250 papers, gave more than 40 invited presentations and holds 4 patents. His h-index is 23 and he has more than 1800 citations.
In 2014 he was awarded with the Otto-von-Guericke medal of the University of
Magdeburg by minister-president of Saxony-Anhalt Dr. Reiner Haseloff.
Since 2021 he is Climate Pact Ambassador of the European Commission.