You are invited to participate in the conference Materials for Energy Conversion and Optoelectronics, to be held in Havana, Cuba from 11-12 December 2017.
The scope of the conference is multidisciplinary, focusing on novel materials with application in energy conversion and optoelectronics, ranging a wide spectrum of devices from photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic production of solar fuels, sensing, and (stimulated) light emission. Materials like hybrid perovskites, quantum dots, multinary metal oxides, are at the forefront of research and are firm candidates to promote a breakthrough in these fields. Particular emphasis is given to understand the relationship between the structural properties (crystallinity, electronic structure) of materials and the functional performance of final devices, which is key for fostering novel advances in device performance. Consequently, novel theoretical and characterization tools will have a relevant role in the conference.
- Perosvkites, hybrid solar cells
- Optoelectronic devices, LEDs and laser
- Solar fuels
- Quantum dots fundamentals and applications
- CO2 reduction
- Photoelectrochemical devices
- Artificial photosynthesis
- Heterogeneous catalysis
The conference will be held at The Hotel Nacional de Cuba, it is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity, was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register. [+]
Address: Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza, La Habana
Iván Mora-Seró (1974, M. Sc. Physics 1997, Ph. D. Physics 2004) is researcher at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain). His research during the Ph.D. at Universitat de València (Spain) was centered in the crystal growth of semiconductors II-VI with narrow gap. On February 2002 he joined the University Jaume I. From this date until nowadays his research work has been developed in: electronic transport in nanostructured devices, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, making both experimental and theoretical work. Currently he is associate professor at University Jaume I and he is Principal Researcher (Research Division F4) of the Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM). Recent research activity was focused on new concepts for photovoltaic conversion and light emission based on nanoscaled devices and semiconductor materials following two mean lines: quantum dot solar cells with especial attention to sensitized devices and lead halide perovskite solar cells and LEDs, been this last line probably the current hottest topic in the development of new solar cells.
Sixto Gim�nez (1973, M. Sc. Physics 1996, Ph. D. Physics 2002) is researcher at Universitat Jaume I de Castell� (Spain). His professional career has been focused on the study of particulated materials. During his PhD thesis at the University of Navarra, he studied the relationship between processing of metallic and ceramic powders, their sintering behavior and mechanical properties. He took a Post-Doc position at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (2003-2006) where he focused on the development of non-destructive and in-situ characterization techniques of the sintering behavior of metallic porous materials. In 2006-2007, he was responsible for a new research line on nanostructured particulated materials for magnetic applications at CEIT (Spain). In January 2008, he joined the Group of Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices of University Jaume I where he is involved in the development of new concepts for photovoltaic devices and biosensors based on nanoscaled materials, particularly studying the optoelectronic and electrochemical responses of the devices by electrical impedance spectroscopy. He has co-authored more than 30 papers in international journals and has been awarded with a Ramon y Cajal fellowship for 2008-2012.
Filippo De Angelis is senior research scientist and a deputy director at the CNR Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology, in Perugia, Italy. He is the founder and leader of the Computational Laboratory for Hybrid/Organic Photovoltaics. He earned a BS in Chemistry in 1996 and a PhD in Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry in 1999, both from the University of Perugia. He is an expert in the development and application of quantum mechanical methods to the study of hybrid/organic photovoltaics and materials for energy applications. He is Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. He has published >270 papers with > 17000 citations.