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
- Quantum Dots
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”.
Antoni Llobet is Professor of Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Group Leader at Catalan Institute for Chemical Research (ICIQ) in Tarragona, Spain. He carried out his PhD at UAB on coordination chemistry of first raw transition metals. He then did one post-doct at the University of North Carolina with Thomas J. Meyer on redox properties of Ru complexes and second post-doct at Texas A&M University with Arthur E. Martell and Donald T. Sawyer on redox catalysis. He has now established a group at ICIQ that deals broadly on topics related to artificial photosynthesis with special focus on light harvesting and on oxidative and reductive catalysis. He has published over 125 research papers. In 2000 he received the Distinction Award from Generalitat de Catalunya for Young Scientists and recently he has been awarded the Bruker-Inorganic Chemistry prize of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society.
Laura Herz is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. She received her PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and was a Research Fellow at St John's College Cambridge from 2001 - 2003 after which she moved to Oxford. Her research interests lie in the area of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid semiconductors including aspects such as self-assembly, nano-scale effects, energy-transfer and light-harvesting for solar energy conversion.
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.
Maria Antonietta Loi studied physics at the University of Cagliari in Italy where she received the PhD in 2001. In the same year she joined the Linz Institute for Organic Solar cells, of the University of Linz, Austria as a post doctoral fellow. Later she worked as researcher at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian National Research Council in Bologna Italy. In 2006 she became assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is now full professor in the same institution and chair of the Photophysics and OptoElectronics group. She has published more than 130 peer review articles in photophysics and optoelectronics of nanomaterials. In 2012 she has received an ERC starting grant.
Iain McCulloch holds positions as Professor of Chemical Science within the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering of KAUST, and a Chair in Polymer Materials within the Chemistry Department at Imperial College. He is also a co-founder and director of Flexink Limited. He is co-inventor on over 60 patents and co-author on over 300 papers with a current h-index of 68. His papers have been cited over 19000 times, including two papers with over 1000 citations. He was cited in Thompson Reuters “Global Top 100 Materials Scientists, 2000-10, Ranked by Citation Impact” at number 35 globally and number 2 in the UK, and was listed on ISI Highly Cited Researchers List 2014, based on ESI Highly Cited Papers 2002-2012. He was awarded the 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry, Creativity in Industry Prize, the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize for Advances in Chemistry and a 2014 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award.
Tsutomu (Tom) Miyasaka received his Doctor of Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1981. He joined Fuji Photo Film, Co., conducting R&Ds on high sensitivity photographic materials, lithium-ion secondary batteries, and design of an artificial photoreceptor, all of which relate to electrochemistry and photochemistry. In 2001, he moved to Toin University of Yokohama (TUY), Japan, as professor in Graduate School of Engineering to continue photoelectrochemistry. In 2006 to 2009 he was the dean of the Graduate School. In 2004 he has established a TUY-based company, Peccell Technologies, serving as CEO. In 2005 to 2010 he served as a guest professor at The University of Tokyo.
His research has been focused to light to electric energy conversion involving photochemical processes by enhancing rectified charge transfer at photo-functional interfaces of semiconductor electrodes. He has contributed to the design of low-temperature solution-printing process for fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells and solid-state hybrid photovoltaic (PV) cells. Since the discovery of the organic inorganic hybrid perovskite as PV material in 2006 and fabrication of high efficiency PV device in 2012, his research has moved to R&Ds of the lead halide perovskite PV device. He has promoted the research field of perovskite photovoltaics by organizing international conferences and by publishing many papers on enhancement of PV efficiency and durability, overall citation number of which is reaching more than 5,000 times. In 2009 he was awarded a Ministry of Science & Education prize on his achievements of green sustainable solar cell technology. In 2017 he received Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award. He is presently directing national research projects funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Henk Bolink obtained his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Groningen in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. Hadziioannou. After that he worked at DSM as a materials scientist and project manager in the central research and new business development department, respectively. In 2001 he joined Philips, to lead the materials development activity of Philips�s PolyLED project.
Since 2003 he is at the ICMol of the University of Valencia where he initiated a research line on molecular opto-eletronic devices.
His current research interests encompass: inorganic/organic hybrid materials and mixed electronic/ionic charge transporting materials and their integration in opto-electronic applications.
Kevin Sivula obtained a PhD in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2007. In 2011, after leading a research group in the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL, he was appointed tenure track assistant professor. He now heads the Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials (http://limno.epfl.ch) at EPFL.