nanoGe Fall Meeting is a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials preparation and fundamental properties and their applications, in fields such as renewable energy (photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, semiconductor quantum dots, 2-D materials synthesis and semiconductors fundamentals, bioimaging, etc.

     The symposia are medium size and closely related to form an exciting, interdisciplinary event that attracts key players of the respective fields either as organizers, invited speakers, or as participants.

     Our meeting is held in the hotel Melia Costa del Sol in Torremolinos (Málaga - Spain). In a beautiful location in front of the sea where you will be able to relax after the interesting talks.

     Do not miss this opportunity and join our nanoGe Fall Meeting18 to meet the awesome list of invited speakers and organizers we have prepared for you!.

Important dates

Early registrantion and Abstract submission deadline Oral : 25th June

Abstract submission deadline Poster: 10th September


The conference will take place in Torremolinos, Málaga, in the seafront Melià Costa del Sol Convention Center. 

Eternal summer

The constant blue of the sky is reflected in the sea beside Meliá Costa del Sol. Enjoy the beach at your feet all year round, a fully-equipped convention center and hotel in the seafront.

The modern and elegant Convention Centre at the Meliá Costa del Sol located in Malaga, in Torremolinos, on the Costa del Sol, and strategically located 10 minutes from the International Airport of Malaga and 15 minutes from the AVE Malaga / Maria Zambrano train station.



Social Dinner

Charge Carrier Dynamics at the Nanoscale

Understanding charge transfer and its connections to structural dynamics with microscopic detail in organic and inorganic nano- and bulk systems is a key to further optimizing functional devices (used in, e.g. photovoltaics, batteries, sensors, molecular electronics, catalysts). The aim of the conference is to go beyond the walls separating traditional scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology and engineering to reveal the nature of charge transfer, recombination and transport processes at the nanoscale.


Arjan Houtepen, Delft University of Technology, NL

David Egger, University of Regensburg, DE



Fundamental Aspects of Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics

The design of new materials requires a clear understanding of links between structural (lattice) effects and electronic properties, which give rise to intriguing effects in these perovskites. Optimized charge extraction and injection require an evaluation of charge-carrier dynamics, mobilities and excitonic effects. In addition, charge-carrier trapping, current-voltage hysteresis and photoinduced halide segregation are linked with lattice defects and ionic motion through the perovskite under the influence of electric fields and photon absorption.


Laura Herz, University of Oxford, UK

Tze-Chien Sum, Nanyang Technological University, SG




Solution-Based Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials Sol2D

Solution-processable two-dimensional nanomaterials (nanosheets) are attracting increasing research efforts due to their extraordinary electronic, phononic, optical and mechanical properties, which makes them promising materials for a myriad of applications. 2D materials can be obtained by exfoliation of bulk materials or grown on substrates by MBE or CVD. However, these methods are not suitable to produce large amounts of free-standing 2D nanosheets. Solution-based "bottom-up" colloidal chemical methods offer an appealing alternative, and are emerging as promising routes for fundamental insight as well as for industrial applications.


Sandrine Ithurria, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles

Christophe Delerue, IEMN - UMR

Christian Klinke, University of Hamburg.




Solar Fuel

Enabling solar as a primary energy source requires not only efficient conversion devices but also the ability to store energy in molecular bonds – i.e. solar fuels. This symposium will provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion between materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and device engineers whose common goal is to advance the applications of emerging materials and molecular system in efficient and robust solar fuel production. Topics of interest include but are not limited to photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic approaches for water splitting or CO2 reduction. Interfacial band-edge energetics and aspects of catalysis and charge transfer will be particularly emphasized. Emerging novel materials, molecular systems and hybrid approaches will be highlighted.


Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon, US

Kevin Sivula, École Politechnique Fédérale Lausanne, CH





Advanced PV Technologies and Concepts with new Functionalities

This Symposium will provide a suitable discussion platform bringing together scientists from different fields and research competences involving materials and devices modelling, solid state physics, chemistry and engineering to review and identify new material and device concepts coming from different solar cell technologies. The symposium aims to facilitate the exploration of the potential transfer of innovative solutions developed for the different materials and device technologies, benefiting from the cross-fertilisation between the several approaches proposed for the different kinds of compounds and analysing the extension of device concepts initially designed for other technologies.


Joaquim Puigdollers, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research IREC


Modelling Perovskite Solar Cells Microscale to Macroscale

This symposium aims to act as a forum for the rapidly expanding and multidisciplinary community of scientists engaged in modelling perovskite solar cells. Research challenges to be addressed include the influence of materials and morphology, triple cation perovskites, 0D to 3D perovskites, the development of lead-free and all organic materials, carrier selective contact layers, phase changes, ion migration, hysteresis, thermal and moisture instability, mechanical flexibility. Modelling at any length scale is within scope. Contributions should have a significant modelling element but can also include experimental validation. Early career researchers are especially encouraged.


Alison Walker, University of Bath, UK

Claudio Quarti, Université de Mons, BE




Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Quantum confined semiconductor nanocrystals (0D quantum dots, 1D quantum rods and 2D quantum Wells) are new classes of materials with many potential applications ranging from light emitting diodes to solar energy conversion. These applications require fundamental understanding of elementary exciton and charge dynamical processes in these materials. These dynamics include Forster and Dexter energy transfer, charge transfer, charge/exciton transport, multiple exciton generation, and multi-exciton dissociation, hot electron transfer, single fission and upconversion. This symposium is aimed at bringing together experimentalist and theoreticians who are investigating various fundamental processes in quantum confined nanomaterials. It will provide a forum for discussing the latest scientific discovery in these exciting research areas.


Tianquan Lian, Emory University, US

Mischa Bonn,Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, DE

A clean and sustainable energy supply presents one of the major challenges of our times. To provide a large scale availability of renewable energies in the future, a nanoscale understanding of relevant processes in energy generation is of upmost importance. Scanning probe microscopy has developed into a useful and versatile tool for nanoscale materials characterization and has in the recent years made tremendous contributions to energy-related research and development. This symposium will address recent advances, insights, and developments in the energy field, facilitated by scanning probe microscopy. Systems for energy harvesting and storage covered in this symposium will include photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, etc. The symposium will bring together scientists working with and on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods, including scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and its multitude of extended operation modes, e.g. Kelvin probe force microscopy, scanning capacitance microscopy, conductive force microscopy, etc. 


Sascha Sadewasser. INL International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.PT

Rüdiger Berger.  Max Planch Institute for Polymer Reserch. DE






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