The author was graduated from Osaka University in 1978 and received Ph.D from Osaka University in 1983. He joined R&D Center in Toshiba from 1978 to 2000, during which the author was engaged in development of ULSI lithography, solar cells direct methanol fuel cells, and polysilane. He joined polysilane research in Robert West group of Wisconsin University (US) from 1988 to 1990. He is a professor of Kyushu Institute of Technology (National Institute) since 2001. His research interest is printable solar cells.
Juan Bisquert is a professor of applied physics at Universitat Jaume I de Castello, Spain. He conducts experimental and theoretical research on nanoscale devices for production and storage of clean energies. His main topics of interest are materials and processes in perovskite solar cells, nanostructured solar cells, solar fuel production, and lithium battery. He has developed the application of measurement techniques and physical modeling of nanostructured energy devices, that relate the device operation with the elementary steps that take place at the nanoscale dimension: charge transfer, carrier transport, chemical reaction, etc., especially in the field of impedance spectroscopy, as well as general device models. He authored 300 peer reviewed papers, and a reference book, Nanostructured Energy Devices. His h-index 62, and is currently a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and member of Editorial Board of Energy and Environmental Science and ChemElectroChem. He has been distinguished in the 2014 list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers and he develops projects in cooperation with King Abdulaziz University and King Saud University of Saudi Arabia.
Hiroshi Segawa (born 1961) is a professor at Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Engineering from Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University in 1989 and was Research Associate (1989-1995) at the division of Molecular Engineering of Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University. He held an additional researcher post (1994-1997) of PRESTO project of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In 1995 he joined the University of Tokyo as Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. From 1997 he has also been in charge of Department of Applied Chemistry at Graduate School of Engineering. In 2006 Professor Segawa joined the three faculties of RCAST, Department of Chemistry at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Applied Chemistry at Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 2010, he was appointed director of Academic-Industrial Joint Laboratory for Renewable Energy of RCAST. Currently he is one of core researcher of FIRST Program (Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology) which is selected top 30 researchers with highest potential from various science fields by Cabinet office, Government of Japan. He is one of the experts in the field of electrochemical solar cells. His research group are focused on construction of photo-energy conversion system. Currently the object is the efficiency enhancement of the meso-structured solar cells. Additionally, he is developing an energy-storable dye-sensitized solar cell.
Eric Diau received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1991 from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU). After military service, he went to Emory University, University of Queensland, and California Institute of Technology (caltech) for his postdoctoral research. In August 2001, he joined National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) as a faculty member and has become a full professor since 2006. Eric Diau’s current research interests include femtochemistry, electron transfer and energy transfer dynamics in condensed matters, fabrication and characterization of nano-materials, and the development of new materials and novel technologies for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).
Professor Alex Jen obtained his Ph. D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He is currently the Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Department Chair of the Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also serving as the Chief Scientist of the Clean Energy Institute established by the governor of the Washington State. Dr. Jen’s research interest is focused on utilizing molecular, polymeric and biomacromolecular self-assembly to create ordered arrangement of organic and inorganic functional materials for photonics, opto-electronics, nanomedicine, and nanotechnology. He has co-authored more than 500 publications, given over 400 invited presentations, and has more than 20,000 citations and a H-index of 72. He is also a co-inventor for more than 50 patents and invention disclosures. For his pioneering contributions in organic photonics and electronics, he was elected as Fellow by several professional societies including the MRS Fellow of the Materials Research Society, ACS Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the AAAS Fellow by American Association of the Advancement of Science, the OSA Fellow of Optical Society of America, SPIE Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering, and PMSE Fellow of the American Chemical Society’s Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division. He was also elected as an Academician of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Subodh Mhaisalkar is the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Subodh is also the Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), a pan-University multidisciplinary research institute for innovative energy solutions. Prior to joining NTU in 2001, Subodh has over 10 years of research and engineering experience in the microelectronics industry and his areas of expertise and research interests includes semiconductor technology, perovskite solar cells, printed electronics, and energy storage. Subodh received his Bachelors’ degree from IIT-Bombay and his MS/Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.
Prof. Yang Yang The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA PhD: Physics and Applied Physics, U-Mass.,Lowell, 1992; Advisors: Prof. Sukant Tripathy (deceased) and Jayant Kumar MS.: Physics and Applied Physics, U-Mass.,Lowell, 1988 Advisor: Prof. Y.Y. Teng (deceased) BS.: Physics, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1982 Prof. Yang's major researches are in the solar energy and highly efficient electronic devices. He has more than 230 refereed papers (including book chapters); 43 patents (filed or issued), and 120 invited talks. His H-Index is ~82 as January 2014. His major contribution in the organic solar energy is in the understanding of polymer morphology and the influence on device performance; the invention of inverted organic solar cell, and inverted tandem solar cell; and transparent solar cells. In the past few years, Yang has created several record-high efficiencies in polymeric solar cells. Other researches he participated are: organic memory devices, solution processible graphene, and solution processible CIGS/CZTS solar cells. He has a group of 25 student and postdocs. Since 2001, he has produced 28 PhD degrees, 10 MS degrees; among them, 9 of his students have become faculty. His technology has enabled the formation of 5 startups. Honors and Awards: The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering, July 2011 Director, Nano Renewable Energy Center of California NanoSystem Inst., UCLA. (2007-now) Top Hot Researcher in 2010, Science Watch (published by Thomas Reuters) Highest cited Paper in 2010, Advanced Functional Materials Highest cited Paper in 2008-2010, Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS) IEEE Photovoltaic Field Expert, 2009. Semiconductor Research Association Invention Award 2008. NSF Career Award: 1998; 3M Young Investigator Award, 1998. Professional EXPERIENCE UCLA (1997-present): The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering, July 2011 Nano Renewable Energy Center, California Nano-System Institute, Director, (2007-present). Materials Science and Engineering, Professor (02-now), Asso. Prof. (98-02), Asst. Prof. (97-98) EFL Tech. (Brisbane, Australia), Chair of Scientific Advisory Board (2012-present) EFL Tech is a startup to commercialize the transparent solar cell for portable electronics. Solarmer Energy Inc., Chief Scientist (2006-present) Solarmer Energy Inc. is a startup co-funded by Yang, their business is in the commercialization of polymer solar cells. 1992-1996, UNIAX Corporation (now Du Pont Display) in Santa Barbara Postdoc (92 -93; advisor: Prof. Alan Heeger, Nobel Laureate, 2000) and Staff Scientist (93-96) Participated in research on polymer LEDs, transistors, and conducting polymers. 1991-1992, University of California-Riverside, Chemistry Department Postdoc (supervisor: Prof. B. Kohler (deceased)) Laser spectroscopy and hole-burning experiments. Prof. Yang's Selective Publications His H-index is ~82 as of January 2014 (1) High-efficiency solution processable polymer photovoltaic cells by self-organization of polymer blends, Gang Li, Vishal Shrotriya, Jinsong Huang, Yan Yao, Tom Moriarty, Keith Emery and Yang Yang, Nature Materials Volume: 4 Issue: 11, 864-868, 2005 Times Cited: 2002 (2) Polymer solar cells with enhanced open-circuit voltage and efficiency, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Jianhui Hou, Shaoqing Zhang, Yongye Liang, Guanwen Yang, Yang Yang, Luping Yu, Yue Wu and Gang Li., Nature Photonics, 3, 11, Pages: 649-653, 2009 Times Cited: 427 (3) Programmable polymer thin film and non-volatile memory device, Jianyong Ouyang, Chih-Wei Chu, Charles R. Szmanda, Liping Ma, Yang Yang, Nature Materials, 3, 12, 918-922, 2004 Times Cited: 322 (4) Polyaniline nanofiber/gold nanoparticle nonvolatile memory, Ricky Jia-Hung Tseng, Jiaxing Huang, Jianyong Ouyang, Richard B. Kaner, and Yang Yang, Nano Letters, 5, 6, 1077-1080, 2005 Times Cited: 319 (5) Synthesis, Characterization, and Photovoltaic Properties of a Low Band Gap Polymer Based on Silole-Containing Polythiophenes and 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole, Jianhui Hou, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Shaoqing Zhang, Gang Li, and Yang Yang., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 48, 16144-16145, 2008 Times Cited: 284 (6) High-throughput solution processing of large-scale graphene, Vincent C. Tung, Matthew J. Allen, Yang Yang and Richard B. Kaner., Nature Nanotechnology, 4, 1, 25-29, 2009 Times Cited: 254 (7) "Solvent annealing" effect in polymer solar cells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) and methanofullerenes, Gang Li, Yan Yao, Hoichang Yang, Vishal Shrotriya, Guanwen Yang, and Yang Yang, Advanced Functional Materials, 17, 10, 1636-1644, 2007, Times Cited: 254 (8) Investigation of annealing effects and film thickness dependence of polymer solar cells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene), Gang Li, Vishal Shrotriya, Yan Yao, and Yang Yang., Journal of Applied Physics, 98, 4, 043704(5 pages), 2005 , Times Cited: 229 (9) Recent Progress in Polymer Solar Cells: Manipulation of Polymer: Fullerene Morphology and the Formation of Efficient Inverted Polymer Solar Cells, Li-Min Chen, Ziruo Hong, Gang Li, and Yang Yang, Advanced Materials ,21, 14, 1434-1449, : 2009, Times Cited: 196 (10) Accurate measurement and characterization of organic solar cells, Vishal Shrotriya, Gang Li, Yan Yao, Tom Moriarty, Keith Emery, and Yang Yang., Advanced Functional Materials, 16, 15, 2016-2023, 2006 , Times Cited: 181 (11) Low-Temperature Solution Processing of Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Materials for High-Performance Transparent Conductors; Tung, VC; Chen, LM; Allen, MJ; Kaner, R., and Yang, Y., Nano Letters, 9 (5), 1949-1955 (2009); Times Cited: 114 (12) Synthesis of a Low Band Gap Polymer and Its Application in Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells; Hou, JH; Chen, HY; Zhang, SQ; Yang, Y.et al; JACS, 131(43), 15586- 629 (2009); Times Cited: 136 (13) Effect of solvent mixture on the nanoscale phase separation in polymer solar cells; Yao, Y; Hou, JH; Xu, Z; Li, G., Yang, Y.; Adv. Func. Mat., 18, 1783-1789 (2008). Times Cited: 106 (14) Manipulating regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl-C-61-butyric acid methyl ester blends - route towards high efficiency polymer solar cells; Li, G; Shrotriya, V; Yao, Y; Huang, J., Yang, Y.; Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (30), 3126-3140 (2007), Times Cited: 120 (15) Patterning organic single-crystal transistor arrays, A. L. Briseno, S. Mannsfeld, M. M. Ling, S. Liu, R. J. Tseng, C. Reese, M. E. Roberts, Y. Yang, Z. Bao; Nature, 444, 913, (2006). Times Cited: 272 (16) Digital memory device based on tobacco mosaic virus conjugated with nanoparticles; Tseng, RJ; Tsai, CL; Ma, LP; Ouyang, J., Ozkan, C.S., Yang, Y.; Nature Nanotech, 1, 72, (2006) Times Cited: 145 (17) Efficient inverted polymer solar cells; Li, G; Chu, CW; Shrotriya, V; Huang, J., and Yang, Y. Appl. Phys. Lett., 88, Pages: 253503-253505 (2006), Times Cited: 85 (18) Regioregular copolymers of 3-alkoxythiophene and their photovoltaic application; Shi, CJ; Yao, Y; Yang, Y; Pei, Q.; JACS, 128, 27, p. 8980-8986 (2006); Times Cited: 137 (19) Electrical switching and bistability in organic/polymeric thin films and memory devices, Yang, Y; Ouyang, J; Ma, LP; et al.; Adv. Func. Mat. 16, 1001-1014 (2006). Times Cited: 184 (20) Achieving high-efficiency polymer white-light-emitting devices; Huang, JS; Li, G; Wu, E; Yang, Y.Adv. Mat. 18, 114-117, (2006). Times Cited: 163 (21) Transition metal oxides as the buffer layer for polymer photovoltaic cells; Shrotriya, V; Li, G; Yao, Y; Yang, Y.; Applied Physics Letters: 88(7), Pages: 073508-510 (2006); Times Cited: 132 (22) High-performance organic thin-film transistors with metal oxide/metal bilayer electrode; Chu, C.W., Li, S-H., Chen, C-W., Shrotriya, V., & Yang, Y., Appl. Phys. Lett., 87,193508 (2005) Times Cited: 100 (23) Investigation of annealing effects and film thickness dependence of polymer solar cells based on P3HT; Li, G; Shrotriya, V; Yao, Y; & Yang, Y., JAP 98, 043704, (2005). Times Cited: 229 (24) Organic donor-acceptor system exhibiting electrical bistability for use in memory devices; Chu, CW; Ouyang, J; Tseng, HH; Yang, Y.; Adv. Mat. 17 (11) p. 1440 (2005) Times Cited: 140 (25) Nonvolatile electrical bistability of organic/metal-nanocluster/organic system, Ma, LP; Pyo, S; Ouyang, J; Yang, Y., Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1419-21, (2003). Times Cited: 213 (26) High-performance polymer light-emitting diodes doped with a red phosphorescent iridium complex, Chen, FC; Yang, Y; Thompson, ME; Appl. Phys. Lett., 80, 2308 (2002). Times Cited: 155 (27) Organic electrical bistable devices and rewritable memory cells, Ma, LP; Liu, J; Yang, Y; Applied Physics Letters, 80, 16, p. 2997-2999 (2002). Times Cited: 260 (28) Solvation-induced morphology effects on the performance of polymer-based photovoltaic devices, Liu, J; Shi, YJ; Yang, Y, Adv. Func. Mat., 11 (6), p. 420-424, (2001), Times Cited: 150 (29) Device performance and polymer morphology in polymer light emitting diodes: The control of device electrical properties and metal/polymer contact, Liu, J; Shi, YJ; Ma, LP; Yang, Y J. Appl. Phys., 88, 605, (2000). Times Cited: 95 (30) Device performance and polymer morphology in polymer light emitting diodes: : the control of thin film morphology and device quantum efficiency;; Shi, Y; Liu, J; Yang, Y; J. Appl. Phys., 87, 4254 (2000). Times Cited: 249 (31) Polymer electroluminescent devices processed by inkjet printing: I. Polymer light-emitting logo, Bharathan, J; Yang, Y, Appl. Phys. Lett., 72, 2660, (1998). Times Cited: 255 (Citation number is from: www.researchid.com)
Professor Meredith is professor of materials physics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently an Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Research Award Fellow, co-director of the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics, and Director of the UQ Solar Initiative. His research involves the development of new sustainable high-tech materials for applications such as solar energy and bioelectronics, and he particularly specialises in the transport physics and electro-optics of disordered semiconductors. Professor Meredith is also the co-founder of several start-up companies including XeroCoat and Brisbane Materials Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Premier of Queensland’s Sustainability Award (2013) and is widely recognised for his contributions to innovation and the promotion of renewable energy in Australia. He serves on several advisory boards including the Premier of Queensland’s Climate Change Council, the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative Strategic Advisory Board, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Technical Advisory Board. He originally hails from South Wales, was educated at Swansea University and Heriot-Watt University, and was DTI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge before spending 6 years as an industrial scientist with Proctor and Gamble.
Prof. Yabing Qi is Unit Director of Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (https://groups.oist.jp/emssu) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Prior to his current appointment, Prof. Qi was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He received his B.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Nanjing University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of California Berkeley, respectively. His research interests include perovskite solar cells, organic electronics, surface sciences, advanced material characterization, energy materials and devices. Prof. Qi has published ~60 peer-refereed papers and is the inventor for 11 patents/patent applications. He has delivered 80+ invited and contributed research presentations at international conferences, technical meetings and universities. In the 2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit (Boston, USA; November 29-December 4, 2015), Prof. Qi co-organized Symposium AA: Organic Semiconductors—Surface, Interface and Bulk Doping. In the coming 2016 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit (Boston, USA; November 27-December 2, 2016), Prof. Qi will co-organize Symposium ES3: Perovskite Solar Cell Research from Material Properties to Photovoltaic Function.