Prof. Daniel Lincot, born in 1954, is a CNRS researcher and researcher in the field of photovoltaic solar energy since 1978, where he contributed to significant advances. His specialty is the interface between chemistry, materials and photovoltaics. He is the author of more than three hundred publications and twenty-two patents. He has carried out teaching activities, in particular at Chimie Paristech and in various universities and schools. After studying at ESPCI, he joined the CNRS at Chimie Paristech in 1980 where he devoted himself to the photoelectrochemistry of semiconductors, then to the development of thin layers for photovoltaic applications. This will lead to the creation with EDF of the Photovoltaic Energy Research and Development Institute (IRDEP 2005-2018) from which the start-up Nexcis will emerge (2009-2015).
In 2013, he participated in the creation of the Photovoltaic Institute of Île-de-France (IPVF) of which he will be scientific director until July 2019. His activity has been recognized by several prizes and distinctions including the silver medal from the CNRS in 2004, the Pierre Süe Prize from the Chemical Society of France (2015), and the Ivan Peychès Prize from the Academy of Sciences (2020). It participates in the public debate on the issue of renewable energies and intervenes in the development of citizen initiatives on the energy transition.