Eugene A. Katz received his PhD in solid state physics in 1990 from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moscow. He is a full professor at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has research experience in physics and materials science of various photovoltaic materials and devices for more than 30 years. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers. In 2018 Prof. Katz was awarded the IAAM Medal (by the International Association of Advanced Materials) for the outstanding research in the field of New Energy Materials & Technology.