WAVELABS Solar Metrology Systems GmbH was founded in October 2011 by Dr. Torsten Brammer, Jörn Suthues and Dr. Thankmar Wagner. Brammer and Suthues have more than 30 years of experience in photovoltaics at renowned institutions and private enterprises including the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Sunfilm AG, and Q-Cells SE. Dr. Thankmar Wagner has international experience in the fields of commercial and tax law, mergers & acquisitions, and finance.

Management Team

  • Dr. Thankmar Wagner


    Dr. Thankmar Wagner is the partner at WAVELABS responsible for providing council in legal, tax, and financial matters.

    Dr. Thankmar Wagner studied business administration and law. He is a tax consultant with a doctoral degree in tax law. Dr. Thankmar Wagner practiced corporate law specializing in mergers and acquisitions between 2003 and 2012 at Shearman & Sterling LLP in the firm’s Düsseldorf, New York, and Paris offices. He became a partner in the commercial law firm Sommerfeld – Majka – Reifig PartG in May of 2010.

  • Dr. Torsten Brammer


    Dr. Torsten Brammer is the managing partner at WAVELABS responsible for production and sales.

    Dr. Torsten Brammer’s undergraduate and doctoral degrees are in physics. He narrowed the focus of his career to photovoltaics in 1993. In 2004, he assumed responsibility for optimizing solar cell production at Q-Cells SE. In 2006, Dr. Brammer guided the technological development of Q-Cells spinoff Sontor GmbH as its CTO. After the merger with Sunfilm AG, he assumed responsibility for research and development while retaining the title of CTO. In 2011, he partnered with Jörn Suthues to found ib*sb, an engineering office partnership that paved the way for the establishment of WAVELABS in October 2011.

  • Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Suthues

    Principal Product Development

    Jörn Suthues is the founder and inventor of the LED solar simulator SINUS-220. He is a Diplomingenieur (Graduate of engineering from a university of applied sciences) in the field of electrical engineering and Diplomingenieur in the field of energy systems technology.

    Jörn Suthues possesses engineering degrees in electronics and energy systems technology. He has been working with photovoltaics since 1998, focusing on systems analysis and metrology. In 2004, he assumed responsibility for metrology at Q-Cells SE, the global industry leader at the time. There, Mr. Suthues established the largest and most modern photovoltaic laboratory the world had ever seen. Starting in 2010, he worked both as an independent consultant in the field of metrology as well as for bt-imaging (high-tech measurement for solar cell manufacturers) as the head of it technical service operations in Europe. In 2011, he partnered with Torsten Brammer to found the engineering firm ib*sb, which specialized in metrology engineering for the photovoltaic industry, laying the foundation for the establishment of WAVELABS in October 2011.