You are invited to participate in the 10th international Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, from 28 to 31 May 2018. For this 10th anniversary of the HOPV conference we will return to Benidorm at the coast of Allicante, Spain where the conference was first held.
In these past ten years hybrid and organic solar cells have advanced enormously in terms of efficiency, lifetime, and technology and have a true promise to become an important source of renewable energy. In addition, they present fascinating opportunities and challenges for scientific research and technological development. The main topics of this conference are the development, function and modeling of materials and devices for hybrid and organic solar cells, including perovskite solar cells, organic solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells together with their integration into devices for photolelectrochemical water splitting. Building upon success of the previous HOPV conferences, the HOPV 2018 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers around the world to discuss the latest developments in hybrid and organic photovoltaics.
The conference will be led by world leading invited speakers covering a broad range of the latest scientific advances in morning plenary sessions. The conference encourages presentation of oral as well as poster contributions from scientists from all over the world, which will be presented in four parallel sessions running in the afternoons. Just submit your abstracts before the deadline, which is strict. Special attention is given to the poster contributions.
- Perovskite solar cells
- Organic Photovoltaics
- Photoelectrochemical watersplitting
The conference will take place in Benidorm at the Gran Hotel Bali.
It is the most emblematic hotel in Benidorm, as it is the highest hotel in Europe and it is located close at hand from the beautiful Poniente beach. [+]
René Janssen is full professor in chemistry and physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the TU/e for a thesis on electron spin resonance and quantum chemical calculations of organic radicals in single crystals. He was lecturer at the TU/e since 1984, and a senior lecturer in physical organic chemistry since 1991. In 1993 and 1994 he joined the group of Professor Alan J. Heeger (Nobel laureate in 2000) at the University of California Santa Barbara as associate researcher to work on the photophysical properties of conjugated polymers. The research of his group focuses on functional -conjugated molecules, macromolecules, nanostructures, and materials that may find application in advanced technological applications. Synthetic organic and polymer chemistry are combined with advanced time-resolved optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, morphological characterization and the preparation of prototype devices to accomplish these goals. In recent years activities have concentrated on polymer solar cells. He has co-authored more than 350 scientific papers. In 1999 René Janssen received the ‘Pionier’ award from the Chemistry Science Branch of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and in 2000 he was co-recipient of the René Descartes Prize from the European Commission for outstanding collaborative research. René Janssen received the 2010 Research Prize of The Royal Institute of Engineers in The Netherlands for his work on Materials for Sustainable Energy. René Janssen serves as editor of “Organic Electronics”.