Marko Topič received D.Sc. degree from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1996. He has been a Full Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics, University of Ljubljana since 2006 and an Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University since 2011. Prof. Topič acts as the Chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics and is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and foreign universities. For his achievements he has been decorated with several awards and recognitions, among them is also the highest national award in science – Zois Award that he received in 2008.
He is a Member of the Slovenian and the International Academy of Engineering as well as the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.