MatHero Summer School on Organic Photovoltaics, August 23rd - 27th, 2015
Organic Photovoltaic Technology has had a rapid development in the last years. In order to continue with this progress, high skilled young researchers are required in a wide range of topics going from material development to find the adequate application market. Therefore, it is important to provide multidisciplinary training to the young researchers.
The MatHero Sumer School on Organic Photovoltaics will provide training on a wide range of topics through a series of lectures covering most of the technical aspects of OPV. The young researchers will also be given the opportunity to present a poster or give a presentation about their research.
Am Zollernblick 1
72250 Freudenstadt - Lauterbad, Germany
Final program schedule for download:
This summer school is designed to cover the entire value chain from fundamental organic solar cell research to industrial application.
On two afternoons, selected participants will be given the opportunity to give a short presentation on their own research to receive feedback from the experts and facilitate discussions with other participants.
As a special feature, the Summer School will include presentations on important soft-skills for PhD and master students, i.e., presentation techniques and scientific publishing.
Confirmed invited Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Jenny Nelson (Imperial College London, UK)
Principles and evolution of organic photovoltaics
Prof. Dr. Peter Bäuerle (University of Ulm, Germany)
Organic photovoltaics: with tailored materials on the move to future technology
Prof. Dr. Rasmus Schröder (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
How to elucidate morphology of solar cells by electron microscopy
Dr. David Jones (Univ. Melbourne, Au)
Side-Chain Engineering and the Development of High Performance Liquid Crystalline Hole Transport Materials for OPV
Prof. Dr. Henry Yan (HKUST, CN)
Temperature-dependent aggregation enables multiple cases of efficient polymer solar cells with fullerene or small molecule acceptors
Prof. Dr. Harald Ade (Univ. N. Carolina, US)
Morphologies in organic photovoltaics: system-dependent bottlenecks
Dr. Ardalan Armin (Univ. Queensland, AU)
Scaling-up organic solar cells: the role of charge transport and recombination
Prof. Dr. Brian Azzopardi (MCAST, LT)
Organic solar cells electricity: Will it be the preferred low-cost form of solar electricity?
Dr. Graham Morse (Merck, UK)
Design of High performance active materials: and industry perspective
Dr. Karsten Walzer (Heliatek, Germany)
Small molecule OPV and its production issues
Dr. Michael Niggemann (Eight19, UK)
Organic Photovoltaic modules - From up-scaling to applications
Dr. Stephane Cros (CEA, France)
Encapsulation techniques and materials to improve organic solar cells lifetimes
Dr. Nico Seidler (Merck, UK)
Design of high performance active materials: an industry perspective
Dr. Ian Howard (KIT, Germany)
Investigating the Optoelectronic Properties of Organic Semiconductors using Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Dr. John Uhlrich (Wiley VCH, Germany)
Publishing scientific research & How to write high-impact research papers
Dr. Alexander Colsmann (KIT, Germany)
Solution processable organic tandem solar cells
Jens Czolk (KIT, Germany)
Beyond ITO - Printable electrodes for OPV
Please fill the form below and send it to:
Mr. Joshua Fragoso
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The deadline to submit the registration form and abstract is July 15th, 2015.
The fees for the summer school are the following:
- PhD students: 350 €
- Master students: 350 €
- Other: 450 €
If the number of registrations exceeds the available space, the organizers will select the participants based on a first-come first-serve basis.