Martin Green is currently a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Australian National Energy Agency (ARENA) supported Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics. He was formerly a Director of CSG Solar, a company formed specifically to commercialise the University’s thin-film, polycrystalline-silicon-on-glass solar cell. His group's contributions to photovoltaics are well known including the development of the world’s highest efficiency silicon solar cells and the successes of several spin-off companies.
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.
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.
He received his PhD (1995) in physical chemistry from Linz university, joined the group of Prof Alan Heeger at UCSB for a sabbatical, and continued to work on all aspects of organic semiconductor spectroscopy as assistant professor at Linz university with Prof. Serdar Sariciftci. He joined the SIEMENS research labs as project leader for organic semiconductor devices in 2001 and joined Konarka in 2004, where he was holding the position of the CTO before joining university.
He is author and co-author of more than 150 papers and 200 patents and patent applications, and finished his habilitation in physical chemistry in 2003.
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.
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).
James Durrant is Professor of Photochemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London and Ser Cymru Solar Professor, University of Swansea. His research addresses the photochemistry of new materials for solar energy conversion targeting both solar cells (photovoltaics) and solar to fuel (i.e.: artificial photosynthesis. It is based around employing transient optical and optoelectronic techniques to address materials function, and thereby elucidate design principles which enable technological development. His group is currently addressing the development and functional characterisation of organic solar cells and photoelectrodes for solar fuel generation. More widely, he leads the UK�s Solar Fuels Network and the Welsh government funded S�r Cymru Solar initiative. He has published over 300 research papers and 5 patents, and was recently awarded the 2012 Tilden Prize by the RSC.
Jacky Even was born in Rennes, France, in 1964. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris VI, Paris, France, in 1992. He was a Research and Teaching Assistant with the University of Rennes I, Rennes, from 1992 to 1999. He has been a Full Professor of optoelectronics with the Institut National des Sciences Appliqu�es, Rennes,since 1999. He was the head of the Materials and Nanotechnology from 2006 to 2009, and Director of Education of Insa Rennes from 2010 to 2012. He created the FOTON Laboratory Simulation Group in 1999. His main field of activity is the theoretical study of the electronic, optical, and nonlinear properties of semiconductor QW and QD structures, hybrid perovskite materials, and the simulation of optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices.
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.
Anders Hagfeldt is Professor in Physical Chemistry at EPFL, Switzerland. He obtained his Ph.D. at Uppsala University in 1993 and was a post-doc with Prof. Michael Grätzel (1993-1994) at EPFL, Switzerland. His research focuses on the field of mesoporous dye-sensitized solar cells, specifically physical chemical characterization of mesoporous electrodes for different types of optoelectronic devices. He has published more than 370 scientific papers that have received over 35,000 citations (with an h-index of 90). He was ranked number 46 on a list of the top 100 material scientists of the past decade by Times Higher Education. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 he was on the list of Thomson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researchers. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Stockholm. He is a visiting professor at Uppsala University, Sweden and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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.
Prof. Z. Hens received his PhD in applied physics from Ghent University in 2000, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University and was appointed professor at the Ghent University department of inorganic and physical chemistry in 2002. His research concerns the synthesis, processing and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals.
Arjan Houtepen obtained his PhD Cum Laude under supervision of prof. Vanmaekelbergh at Utrecht University and subsequently became tenure track assistant professor in Delft. In 2009/2010 he was a visiting scientist in the group of prof. Feldmann in Munich. At present he is tenured assistant professor in the optoelectronic materials section at Delft University and guest professor in the Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures group at Ghent University.
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”.
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.
Patanjali Kambhampati. BA Carleton College USA (1992), PHD University of Texas (USA) 1998, PDF University of Texas (USA) 1999 - 2001. Professor of Chemistry McGill University (2003 - present). Research focus of semiconductor nanostructures and femtosecond laser spectroscopy.
Marc T.M. Koper is Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He received his PhD degree (1994) from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in the field of electrochemistry. He was an EU Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ulm (Germany) and a Fellow of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) at Eindhoven University of Technology, before moving to Leiden University in 2005. His main research interests are in fundamental aspects of electrocatalysis, proton-coupled electron transfer, theoretical electrochemistry, and electrochemical surface science.
Maksym Kovalenko has been a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at ETH Zurich since July 2011 and Associate professor from January 2017. His group is also partially hosted by EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) to support his highly interdisciplinary research program. He completed graduate studies at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria, 2004-2007, with Prof. Wolfgang Heiss), followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago (USA, 2008-2011, with Prof. Dmitri Talapin). His present scientific focus is on the development of new synthesis methods for inorganic nanomaterials, their surface chemistry engineering, and assembly into macroscopically large solids. His ultimate, practical goal is to provide novel inorganic materials for rechargeable Li-ion batteries, photovoltaics, and optoelectronics. He is the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant 2012, Ruzicka Preis 2013 and Werner Prize 2016
Name: Prof. Dr. Efrat Lifshitz Place and Date of Birth: Haifa, Israel � 5 July 1956 Family Status: Married + three children Office Address: Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Solid State Institute, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel Tel.: (+972-4) 829-3987 (office); (+972-52) 664-2111 (mobile) E-Mail: email@example.com WWW https://sites.google.com/site/elifgrouptech/ Academic Degrees 1976�1979 B.Sc., with distinction, Chemistry, July 1979 Department of Chemistry, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel 1979�1981 M.Sc., Chemistry, August 1981 Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1979�1983 Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, December 1983 Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Academic Appointments 2005�present Full Professor, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry 2012 Visiting professor, Renewable Energy Center Columbia University, New York, USA 2006 Visiting Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry University of Lyon-1, Lyon, France 1997�2005 Associate Professor, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry 2003 Visiting Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany 1994�1997 Senior lecturer with tenure, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry 1996 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley, USA 1989�1994 Senior lecturer, tenure track, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry 1986�1989 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry University of Michigan, USA 1984�1985 Post doctoral Fellow, Isotope Department Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 1979�1983 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, USA Research interest and professional Experience
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aditya D. Mohite is the principle investigator of the Light to Energy team, a part of Materials Synthesis & Integrated Devices (MPA-11) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include synthesis, characterizations, fabrication and photophysics of integrated devices based on emerging novel materials with the ultimate goal of developing high efficiency thin film light to energy conversion technologies such as photovoltaics, photo-catalysis etc. He has published 70+ peer reviewer papers including journals like Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nano, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials etc. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in 2008. After 3 years of postdoctoral work at Rice University and Los Alamos National Laboratory and now is a Staff Scientist since Jan 2012.
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.
I obtained my PhD degree in applied physics at Ghent University in 2009, studying near-infrared lead salt quantum dots. This was followed by a postdoc project on quantum dot emission dynamics at Ghent University and the IBM Zurich research lab. In 2012 I joined the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, now leading the nanocrystal photonics lab in the nanochemistry department. The research in our group spans from the synthesis of novel fluorescent nanocrystals to ultrafast optical spectroscopy and photonic applications based on colloidal nanocrystals.
Anders Nilsson received a PhD in physics at Uppsala University, Sweden (1989) in the laboratory created by Kai Siegbahn. He is a professor in Chemical Physics at Stockholm University and visiting professor in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the Lindbomska Award at the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, the Royal Oscar Award at Uppsala University in 1994, the Shirley Award in Berkeley 1998, the Humboldt Award for senior scientist in 2010 and was awarded honorable doctor at Denmarks Technical University in 2015. His research interests include synchrotron radiation and x-ray laser spectroscopy and scattering, chemical bonding and reactions on surfaces, ultrafast science heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis in fuel cells, photocatalysis for converting sunlight to fuels, structure of water and aqueous solutions.
Nam-Gyu Park is professor and SKKU-Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering and adjunct professor at Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University. He got Ph.D. in Inorganic Solid State Chemistry from Seoul National University in 1995. He worked at ICMCB-CNRS, France, from 1996 to 1997 and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA, from 1997 to 1999 as postdoctoral researchers. He worked as Director of Solar Cell Research Center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology from 2005 to 2009 and as a principal scientist at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute from 2000 to 2005 before joining Sungkyunkwan University in 2009. He has been doing researches on high efficiency mesoscopic solar cells including perovskite solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell since 1997. He is pioneer in solid state perovskite solar cell, which was first developed in 2012. He received awards, including Scientist Award of the Month (MEST, Korea), KyungHyang Electricity and Energy Award (KEPCO, Korea), KIST Award of the Year (KIST, Korea) and Dupont Science and Technology Award (Dupont Korea), SKKU fellowship, and MRS Outstanding Research Award (MRS, Boston) and WCPEC Paper Award (Kyoto, Japan). He published over 230 scientific papers, including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Energy and Nature Communications, 80 patent applications and 8 book chapters. He received H-index of 67 as of May, 2017.
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.
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.
Prof. Qing Shen received her Bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University of China in 1987 and earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1995. In 1996, she joined the University of Electro-Communications, Japan and became a full professor in 2016. In 1997, she got the Young Scientist Award of the Japan Society of Applied Physics. In 2003, she got the Best Paper Award of the Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties and the Young Scientist Award of the Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics of Japan. In 2014, she got the Excellent Women Scientist Award of the Japan Society of Applied Physics. She has published nearly 140 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters. Her current research interests focus on solution processed nano-materials and nanostructures, semiconductor quantum dot solar cells and perovskite solar cells, and especially the photoexcited carrier dynamics (hot carrier cooling, multiple exciton generation, charge transfer at the interface) in perovskite solar cells, quantum dot and dye sensitized solar cells, organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells.
Natalie Stingelin (Stutzmann) FRSC is a Full Professor of Organic Functional Materials at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with prior positions at Imperial College London; the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven; and ETH Zürich. She was an External Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and is Associate Editor of the RSC journal ‘Journal of Materials Chemistry C’. She was awarded the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining's Rosenhain Medal and Prize (2014) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Award for Visiting Scientists (2015); she was the Chair of the 2016 Gordon Conference on 'Electronic Processes in Organic Materials' as well as the Zing conference on ‘Organic Semiconductors’. She has published >160 papers and 6 issued patents. Her research interests encompass organic electronics & photonics, bioelectronics, physical chemistry of organic functional materials, and smart inorganic/organic hybrid systems.
Dr. Tze-Chien Sum is an Associate Professor at the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he leads the Femtosecond Dynamics Laboratory. He is presently the Associate Dean (Research) at the College of Science. Tze-Chien received his Ph.D. in Physics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2005, for the work in proton beam writing and ion-beam spectroscopy. His present research focuses on investigating light matter interactions; energy and charge transfer mechanisms; and probing carrier and quasi-particle dynamics in a broad range of emergent nanoscale and light harvesting systems. Tze-Chien received a total of 11 teaching awards from NUS and NTU, including the coveted Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and the 2010 SPMS Teaching Excellence Honour Roll Award. Most recently, he received the 2013 SPMS Young Researcher Award; the Institute of Physics Singapore 2014 World Scientific Medal and Prize for Outstanding Physics Research; the 2014 Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (Team); and the 2015 Chemical Society of Japan Asian International Symposium Distinguished Lectureship Award. More information can be found at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/tzechien/spms/index.html
After obtaining PhD in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (Germany) in 1992, he worked at BASF AG Ludwigshafen as a postdoctoral fellow. Subsequently he joined the University of Bayreuth, followed by habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry. After a short research stay at General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, USA, he accepted the Professorship for Applied Functional Polymers under the Elite Network Bavaria Program of Macromolecular Science at the University of Bayreuth. Thelakkat is leading the independent Laboratory of Solar Cell Research at the University of Bayreuth, he is at present the spokesperson for the chemistry department and is also member of the faculty adivisory council. He is coordinator for the EU-India research project, LARGECELLS and the Bavarian research consortia, SOLTECH. He has 137 international publications and 16 patents.
A key theme running through the research activities of Thelakkat is the design, development and application of complex, multifunctional organic and hybrid systems, especially built up of charge transport molecules, charge generation materials, and chromophores. Thelakkat has been working with novel concepts on organic semiconductors and photovoltaic devices for many years. During this period, his group has specialized in tailor-made synthesis of functional molecules, polymers and blockcopolymers for charge transfer and energy transfer studies. Starting from his doctoral work, which dealt with the synthesis and characterization of conducting polymers belonging to the class of poly(arylene vinylenes), he has intensified his expertise in the design and architecture of organic semiconductors towards OLEDs, OFETs and OPV. He is an expert for combinatorial material and device screening for organic devices. At present his research group is intensively involved in multifunctional self-assembling block copolymers, bridged donor-acceptor systems, light harvesting dyes, photoswitchable systems and diverse organic devices.
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)
Dr. Zhu is a Professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998) and Ph.D. degree in Materials Processing Engineering (2003) at Tsinghua University. After Post Doc. studies in Japan and USA, he began his independent career as a faculty member at Tsinghua University (2008~present). His research involves multi-scale synthesis and assembly, characterizations and applications of materials. He has authored 2 books and 6 invited book chapters, received 16 CN patents, 1 US patent and published 200+ papers with a H-index of 51.
Kai Zhu is currently a senior scientist in the Chemistry and Nanoscience Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He received his PhD degree in physics from Syracuse University in 2003. Before this position, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Basic Science Center at NREL, focusing on fundamental charge carrier conduction and recombination in photoelectrochemical cells, especially dye-sensitized solar cells. Dr. Zhu’s research on dye-sensitized solar cells involves the development of advanced electrode materials/architectures, basic understanding of charge transport and recombination processes in these electrodes, and thin-film solar cell development/characterization/modeling. His recent research has centered on both basic and applied research on perovskite solar cells, including perovskite material development, device fabrication and characterization, and basic understanding of charge carrier dynamics in these cells. In addition to solar conversion applications, his research interests have also included III-Nitride wide-bandgap semiconductors for high-power blue and UV light emitting diodes and ordered nanostructured electrodes for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors.
Celso de Mello Donega is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His expertise is in the field of synthesis and optical spectroscopy of luminescent materials. His research is focused on the chemistry and optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials, with particular emphasis on colloidal nanocrystals and heteronanocrystals.