Mike Van Iseghem (EDF R&D, France)
Research engineer in AgriPV, with a PhD in Material Science. Responsible for the scientific program of the APV activities in the R&D department of EDF (Electricité de France, a global utility company), Mike has a long experience in the sector of solar energy. He started however as a glass scientist, with an engineering degree at KU Leuven, and a PhD from Mines ParisTech. He worked at Saint-Gobain Recherche and Baccarat, before switching to Photovoltaics. His recent contributions are on reliability of PV modules, APV experimental set-ups and its modeling (Renardières test site on alfalfa and wheat close to Fontainebleau, Vitisolar on winery near Bordeaux, more to come). He is keen on setting up partnerships (H.E. projects, AiDO, INRAE.) and tutoring PhD candidates.