Workshop 4:
Next generation of Solar Devices

This workshop addresses a broad spectrum of research & Development and innovations (R&DI) for the production of efficient devices. During the workshop, the potential of novel perovskite-based devices and architectures, organic PV & hybrid technologies, Nanowire-based cells, chalcogenide thin film materials, and related devices, quantum dots and related concepts, multijunction devices for power to hydrogen (PtH), density functional theory calculations of novel materials and related devices will be deeply discussed. The main goal of R&DI is the development of cheaper and more efficient devices in terms of converting sunlight into electricity followed by successful industrial implementation into new competitive PV technologies. This workshop provides a suitable platform for sharing experience and visions between research and industry sectors to foster interaction and to contribute to bridging the gap between research laboratory and industry.

Workshop Team

Stable perovskite solar cells by compositional and interface engineering
by Prof. Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin (Workshop Chair, Keynote Speaker)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui (Workshop Chair)
Retired from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
Actually President of the Scientific Council of IRESEN
(Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles, Morocco)
Water Splitting for Energy: The Challenge of Irreversibility and Self-Organization
By Prof. Helmut Tributsch (Keynote Speaker)
Retired from: Free University Berlin, Institute for physical and theoretical Chemistry, &Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, Germany.
Photoelectrochemical tandem cells for highly efficient, unassisted solar fuels production
By Prof. Thomas Hannappel (Keynote Speaker)
Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany.
Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
By Dr. Abdelhafed Taleb (Keynote Speaker)
Sorbonne University, France.

The associated Tutorial

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) vs. Photovoltaic (PV) devices: Fundamental similarities for solar energy conversion