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 (pHD Universitat de València, 1991) is a Professor of applied physics at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain. He is the director of the Institute of Advanced Materials at UJI. He authored 360 peer reviewed papers, and a series of books including Nanostructured Energy Devices (1. Equilibrium Concepts and Kinetics, 2. Foundations of Carrier Transport) and 3. Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaics Fundamentals (CRC Press). His h-index 79, and is currently a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. He conducts experimental and theoretical research on materials and devices for production and storage of clean energies. His main topics of interest are materials and processes in perovskite solar cells and solar fuel production. 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 has been distinguished in the 2014, 2015, 2016 list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers.
Shannon Boettcher is currently an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at the University of Oregon. His research interests center on developing materials for solar energy conversion and storage. Current efforts focus on the synthesis and study of heterogeneous electrocatalysts with precise molecular and nanoscale structures, the development of alternative deposition routes for high-performance III-V semiconductors such as GaAs, and on understanding the details of interfaces between semiconductors and electrocatalysts in oxygen and hydrogen evolving photoelectrodes. Boettcher received his B.A. in Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 2003 where he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry with Galen Stucky at UC Santa Barbara in 2008 where he was an NSF Graduate Research and UC Chancellor's Fellow. As a Kavli Nanoscience Institute Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, he studied three-dimensional Si structures for solar energy conversion and storage at the California Institute of Technology working with Nate Lewis and Harry Atwater. In 2010, he joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Oregon and in 2011 was named one of 18 DuPont Young Professors worldwide.
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.
1. Personal details Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Ackermannweg 10 D-55128 Mainz Male; born, 25/01/71, Nijmegen (NL), married +1. Nationality: Dutch (NL) 2. Education Undergraduate: University of Amsterdam; MSc in Physical Chemistry (highest honors), 10/05/93 Graduate: AMOLF / University of Eindhoven; PhD in Physical Chemistry, 18/12/96 Postdoctoral: Fritz Haber (Max Planck) Institut (Wolf/Ertl group), Berlin, Germany, 1997�1999 Postdoctoral: Columbia University (Heinz group) NY, USA, 1998-2001 (totaling ~6 months). 3. Appointments 4/2011-present Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany 5/2013-present Honorary Professor (Chemistry Dept.) University of Mainz 6/2005�present Extraordinary Professor (Physics Dept.) University of Amsterdam 1/2004�3/2012 Group Leader at FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics 1/2003�1/2004 Scientific Advisor at FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics �Rijnhuizen� 1/2003�9/2009 Associate professor (tenured) at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.) 8/1999�12/2002 Assistant professor (fixed term) at Leiden University (Chemistry Dept.)
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.
Guy Brammertz graduated in 1999 from the University of Liège (Belgium) in Applied Physics. In 2003 he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) defending a thesis about his work on superconducting Josephson junction photon detectors carried out for the European Space Agency. He then joined imec in 2004, where he first was involved in the LogicDram program aiming at the fabrication of Ge and III-V 35 nm gate length MOS transistors for CMOS applications. His work focused on electrical and optical characterization as well as passivation of electrical defects at Ge and III-V/oxide interfaces. In 2011 he joined the imec photovoltaic program, where he is now working on the fabrication and characterization of thin film solar cells based on Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS), Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTS) and Cu2ZnGe(S,Se)4 (CZGS) absorbers.
Dr. Chen received Ph. D. from the Photonic Program in EPFL Switzerland at 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Michael Graetzel. His research topic was focused on solid-state dye sensitized solar cells. Then he moved to Monash University in Australia as a post-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Udo Bach. He joined the Dept. of Photonic in National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) in 2010 and became associate Professor in 2014. Currently his research interests are in the area of various photovoltaic devices including dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite-based solar cells (HOIPs) and semiconductor-sensitization solar cells. Meanwhile, he is also involved in developing synthetic and characterization methods for nano-crystalline, thin film, semiconductor compound materials with photovoltaic applications.
Songyuan Dai is the Professor and Dean of Renewable Energy School, North China Electric Power University. He received his BS in Department of Physics from Anhui Normal University in 1987. And got his MS, and PhD degrees in Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1991, and 2001, respectively. He works as a chief scientist of National Key Basic Research Project (973 project) during 2006-2010，2011-2015, and 2016~2020. He published over 200 peer-reviewed papers regarding dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum-dot solar cell and perovskite solar cell
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.
Dr. Deutsch has been studying photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting since interning in Dr. John A. Turner’s lab at NREL in 1999 and 2000. He performed his graduate studies on III-V semiconductor water-splitting systems under the joint guidance of Dr. Turner and Prof. Carl A. Koval in the Chemistry Department at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Todd officially joined NREL as a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Turner’s group in August 2006 and became a staff scientist two years later. He works on identifying and characterizing appropriate materials for generating hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight as the only energy input. Recently, his work has focused on inverted metamorphic multijunction III-V semiconductors and corrosion remediation strategies for high-efficiency water-splitting photoelectrodes. Todd has been honored as an Outstanding Mentor by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science nine times in recognition of his work as an advisor to more than 30 students in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program at NREL.
Eric Wei-Guang Diau received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1991. Before joining at Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, as a faculty member since 2001, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University (1993-1995), University of Queensland (1995-1996), Stanford Research Institute, International (1996-1997) and California Institute of Technology (1997-2001). He is interested on studying relaxation kinetics in condensed matters, in particular interfacial electron transfer and energy transfer dynamics in many solar energy conversion systems. His current research is focusing on the developments of novel functional materials for next-generation solar cells, including perovskite solar cells (PSC). He received “Outstanding Research Award” from MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit on April, 2014 and “Sun Yat Sen Academic Award” from Sun Yat Sen Academic and Cultural Foundation on October, 2014. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers with H-index 51. He has been granted over 14 patents. He is currently Distinguished Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry and Science of Molecular Science, National Chiao Tung University.
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.
Professor Vladimir Dyakonov holds the Chair of Experimental Physics (Energy research) on the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany since 2004 and he is the Scientific Director of the Bavarian Centre of Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) since 2005. He studied physics at the University of St. Petersburg and received his doctorate at the A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in 1996. Since 1990, he has been a visiting researcher at the universities of Bayreuth (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium) and Linz (Austria). He finished his habilitation in experimental physics at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 2001. In 2007-2009 he was the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, in 2010-2011 the managing director of Institute of Physics and in 2013-2015 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Würzburg. Dyakonov’s main research interests are in the fields of thin-film photovoltaics, semiconductor spectroscopy and functional energy materials, in general.
Lioz Etgar obtained his Ph.D. (2009) at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral research with Prof. Michael Grätzel at EPFL, Switzerland. In his post-doctoral research, he received a Marie Curie Fellowship and won the Wolf Prize for young scientists. Since 2012, he has been a senior lecturer in the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. On 2017 he received an Associate Professor position. Prof. Etgar was the first to demonstrate the possibility to work with the perovskite as light harvester and hole conductor in the solar cell which result in one of the pioneer publication in this field. Recently Prof. Etgar won the prestigious Krill prize by the Wolf foundation. Etgar’s research group focuses on the development of innovative solar cells. Prof. Etgar is researching new excitonic solar cells structures/architectures while designing and controlling the inorganic light harvester structure and properties to improve the photovoltaic parameters.
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.
Francisco Fabregat-Santiago is Associate Professor at Physics department of Universitat Jaume I de Castelló. He obtained his BSc (1995) in Physics at Universitat de Valencia and Univerity of Leeds and received his PhD (2001) at the Universitat Jaume I where he is an active member of the Photovoltaics and Optoelectronic devices group that is focused on the development of materials and devices for the production and storage of energy from renewable sources. He is an expert in electro-optical characterization of devices and particularly known by his works in the use of the impedance spectroscopy to model, analyze and interpret the electrical characteristics (charge accumulation, transfer reactions and transport) of devices and films including ZnO and TiO2 nanostructured films (nanocolloids, nanorods and nanotubes), dye sensitized solar cells, electrochromic materials and liquid and solid state hole conductors. He is also active in the fields of QD and perovskite solar cells, photoinduced water splitting, bio-energy and bio-sensors. He has published 103 papers that accumulate more than 7500 citations with an index h of 43, and acts as referee for numerous scientific journals.
Benjamin Grévin is a graduate of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and of the former University Joseph Fourier Grenoble I (University Grenoble Alpes, UGA). He received the Ph.D. degree in 1998 under the supervision of Dr. Y. Berthier. His doctoral work dealt with NMR investigations of high Tc superconductors and related cuprates. After a postdoctoral stay at the Condensed Matter Research Department of Geneva University in the group of Prof. Ø. Fisher, he joined in 2000 the UMR5819 joint research center (CEA-CNRS-UGA). He was awarded the bronze medal of CNRS in 2005 and obtained the accreditation to direct research (Habilitation à diriger les recherches, HdR) in 2006. His current research projects as CNRS Research Director deal with the development of advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques (nc-AFM/KPFM, time-resolved surface photo-voltage imaging), for local investigations of the opto-electronic properties of model organic (donor-acceptor BHJ and molecular self-assemblies), hybrid perovskites and 2D TMDC materials.
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.
Feliciano Giustino is Full Professor or Materials at the University of Oxford. He holds an M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique F\'ed\'erale de Lausanne. Before joining the Department of Materials at Oxford he was a postdoc at the Physics Department
of the University of California at Berkeley. He specialises in electronic structure theory and the atomic-scale design of advanced functional materials for solar energy harvesting. He is author of ~100 research papers and one book on Materials Modelling using Density Functional Theory. He is Associate Editor of Computational Materials Science, and the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award. In 2017 he was elected the 2017/18 the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in Engineering within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University.
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.
Dr. Liyuan Han is the managing researcher of Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Osaka Prefecture in 1988. He worked at SHARP Corporation since 1993, and started on the research of dye-sensitized solar cells. He has renewed the world record efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells (cell and module) for several times. On 2008, he moved to NIMS, and established a research on next generation solar cells. Recently, he moved to research perovskite solar cells and achieved the first certified efficiency of 15% with cell area larger than 1 cm2. He is an inventor in more than 100 patents and an author in ca 200 scientific publications such as Science, Nature Energy, Advanced Materials in the field of next generation solar cells. His current research interests involve fundamental research in perovskite solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, and organic solar cells.
Dr. Hongwei Han is Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) / Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), and Distinguished Professor of ‘ChangJiang Scholars Program’. He obtained his bachelor degree from the College of Chemistry and Molecular Science in 2000 and his doctor degree from the School of Physics and Technology in 2005 at Wuhan University. And then, Dr. Han continued his research work at Monash University of Australia as Postdoc. After that he joined HUST and WNLO in 2008 and began to establish his group of Printable Mesoscopic Photovoltaics & Optoelectronics. Since 2000, Dr. Han has worked on the fully printable mesoscopic solar cells. The characteristic of such device is to print nanocrystalline layer, spacer layer and counter electrode layer on a single conductive substrates layer-by-layer, and then sensitized with dye and filled with electrolyte (or filled with perovskite materials directly). In 2015 his group fabricated 7m2 fully printable mesoscopic perovskite solar module. His more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in Science、 Nature Chemistry、 Nature Communications、J. Am. Chem. Soc.、Energy Environ. Sci. et al. have been published and 15 Patents have been applied within past five years.
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.
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 Dr. Renate Hiesgen, born on 18.08.1958 in Germany, is Professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Applied Sciences, Department of Basic Science in Esslingen, Germany.
She studied Physics at the University of Münster and received her PhD with electron microscopy studies under the supervision of Prof. L. Reimer in 1989.
Her work on in-situ characterization of interfaces by scanning tunneling microscopy started at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hannover in 1998. After continued research with scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy at the Research Center Jülich GmbH and the Technical University Munich, she became Professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen in 2000. Main topics of her group are characterization of materials and interfaces for energy applications. In addition to battery materials and semiconductors for solar energy conversion, a focus of her work in recent years has been the investigation of ionomers and electrodes for applications in fuel cells and electrolysis with material-sensitive and conductive studies. She has authored or coauthored more than 80 publications and was recipient of the f-cell award 2007 in the category research.
Dec. 2006 - Sept. 2008 Post Doc., University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Sept. 2001 - Nov. 2006 Ph. D. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Sept. 1997 - Aug. 2001 B.S. University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Oct. 2010 - Present Professor, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Sept. 2011 - Present Professor, School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010 CTO, Solarmer Materials Inc. Beijing, China
Oct. 2008 - Sept. 2010 Director of Research, Solarmer Energy Inc., El Monte, CA, US
Dr. Hou’s research focuses on organic photovoltaic materials. Two of his major interests: (a) Design and synthesis of new conjugated polymers towards the applications in highly efficient polymer solar cells; (b) Improving photovoltaic performance of polymer solar cells by morphology control and device engineering. He has co-authored 170+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and published 15 patents, and these works have been cited more than 20,000 times.
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.
Claudine Katan (born Hoerner) received her Ph.D. in physics (nonlinear optics) from the University of Strasbourg (ULP), France in 1992. She subsequently served as a lecturer in physics at the University of Rennes (UR1), France, before being appointed as a CNRS Research Investigator in the Physics Department at Rennes in 1993. Until 2003, her research interests concerned the properties of molecular charge-transfer crystals and the topology of electron densities mainly through approaches based on density functional theory (e.g. the CP-PAW code by P. E. Blöchl, IBM-Zurich). She then joined the Chemistry Department at Rennes and turned her research interests toward the structural, electronic and linear/nonlinear optical properties of molecular and supramolecular chromophores using various theoretical approaches—from modeling to state-of-the-art electronic structure calculations (e.g. CEO methodology by S. Tretiak, LANL) . Since the end of 2010, her research has also been devoted to 3D and 2D crystalline materials of the family of halide perovskites based on solid-state physics concepts. Overall, her theoretical work is closely related to the experimental research developed in-house and by international collaborators.
He studied electrical engineering in Stuttgart and started working on Si solar cells in 2004 under the guidance of Uwe Rau at the Institute for Physical Electronics (ipe) in Stuttgart. After finishing his undergraduate studies in 2006, he continued working with Uwe Rau first in Stuttgart and later in J�lich on simulations and electroluminescence spectroscopy of solar cells. After finishing his PhD in 2009 and 1.5 years of postdoc work in J�lich, Kirchartz started a three year fellowship at Imperial College London working on recombination mechanisms in organic solar cells with Jenny Nelson. In 2013, he returned to J�lich and accepted a position as head of a new activity on hybrid and organic solar cells in J�lich and simultaneously as Professor for �Photovoltaics with Nanostructured Materials� in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University Duisburg-Essen. Kirchartz has published 58 isi-listed papers, has co-edited one book on characterization of thin-film solar cells and currently has an h-index of 20.
Victor I. Klimov is a Fellow of Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Director of the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics of the U.S. Department of Energy. He received his M.S. (1978), Ph.D. (1981), and D.Sc. (1993) degrees from Moscow State University. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America, and a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. His research interests include optical spectroscopy of semiconductor and metal nanostructures, carrier relaxation processes, strongly confined multiexcitons, energy and charge transfer, and fundamental aspects of photovoltaics.
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
Philippe Leclère received a PhD in Physics from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1994. He joined the group of Jean-Luc Brédas at the University of Mons in 1995 as a research fellow. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as research associate and served as research coordinator at the Materia Nova Research Center. During this period, he spent 4 months (in 1999) in the group of Jean-Pierre Aimé at the University of Bordeaux (France) and one year (2003) in the group of E.W. (Bert) Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. In October 2004, he became Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS - FNRS) in the group of Roberto Lazzaroni at the University of Mons. In October 2014, he became Senior Research Associate of the FRS - FNRS. Since 2003, he is still visiting scientist at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems at TU/e. His research interests mostly deal with the characterization by means of scanning probe microscopy techniques of the morphology and the nanoscale mechanical, electrical properties of organic and hybrid supramolecular (nano)structures, build by self-assembly of functional (macro)molecules. He is (co)author of over 160 chapter books and papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Hirsch Factor : 38
Professor Kwanghee currently leads research and development program of organic solar cells in Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) as a director of the Research Institute of Solar and Sustainable Energies (RISE). He is also appointed as a “Distinguished Professor” of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of GIST. Dr. Lee started his professorship at Pusan National University in 1997 after finishing his Ph.D. and Post-Doc at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Then he moved to GIST in 2007 and have organized and acted as a co-director of the Heeger Center for Advanced Materials (HCAM) together with the director, Professor Alan J. Heeger, who is a 2000 year Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Now Dr. Lee is a leading scientist in the area of “plastic electronics” including organic solar cells, polymer LEDs, and organic FETs. Dr. Lee finished his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering at Seoul National University and M.S. in Physics at KAIST. Then he earned his Ph.D. in Physics at UCSB (USA) under the guidance of Prof. Heeger with a subject of metallic and semiconducting polymers.
Yongfang Li is a professor in Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) and in Soochow University. He received his Ph. D. degree in department of Chemistry from Fudan University in 1986, and did his postdoctoral research at ICCAS from 1986 to 1988. He became a staff in 1988 and promoted to professor in 1993 in ICCAS, and elected as member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. He did his visiting research in Institute for Molecular Science, Japan from 1988 to 1991 and in University of California at Santa Barbara from 1997 to 1998. His present research interests are photovoltaic materials and devices for polymer solar cells. He has published more than 600 papers and the published papers were cited by others for more than 28000 times with h-index of 86.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Bio Professional Preparation M.S. in Chemistry, with Honours, University of Bari, Italy, 1996 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy, 2001 Research interests Prof. L. Manna is an expert of synthesis and assembly of colloidal nanocrystals. His research interests span the advanced synthesis, structural characterization and assembly of inorganic nanostructures for applications in energy-related areas, in photonics, electronics and biology.
Dr. Martínez-Pastor obtained his degree and PhD in Physics (honored with the annual prize) by the University of Valencia in 1985 and 1990, respectively. Since 1994 he occupies a permanent position at the University of Valencia and became Full Professor in June 2008. His international experience includes 3 years of postdoctoral stays at the European Laboratory of Non Linear Spectroscopy (Florence, Italy) and at the ï¿½cole Normale Supï¿½rieure (Paris, France). He is specialized in Semiconductor Physics, particularly optical properties of quantum heterostructures and nanostructures based on III-V semiconductors, but more recently he has opened and leaded new research lines in nanotechnology: development of nanomaterials (colloidal metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, nanocomposites based on these nanocrystals embedded in polymers and oxides) and applications to photonics/plasmonics for telecom, sensing and photovoltaics. He is author/co-author of around 175 research publications in peer review journals (150) and conference papers in special book issues or proceedings, other than 5 patents and promotor of a spin-off company.
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.
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).
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, where I lead 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.
David J. Norris is currently the Director of the Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory and Professor of Materials Engineering at ETH Zurich. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (1990) and MIT (1995), respectively. After an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, he joined the NEC Research Institute in Princeton in 1997 where he led a photonics research group. He then became an Associate Professor (2001-2006) and Professor (2006-2010) of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. In 2010, he moved to his current position at ETH Zurich. Prof. Norris is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the Golden Owl award at ETH in 2012 for excellence in teaching. He was awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (2014-2019). In 2015, he was the recipient of the Max R�ssler Prize.
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.
CCVV. Alejandro P�rez Rodr�guez Alejandro P�rez-Rodr�guez (Phys. Deg. 1984, PhD 1987) is Full Professor in the Department of Electronics of the University of Barcelona. In 2005-2009 he was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Physics of the University, where he coordinated the installation of a new Laboratory of Micro and Nanotechnologies. Since October 2009 he is ascribed to the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) as Head of the Solar Energy Materials & Systems Group in the Department of Advanced Materials for Energy. His research activities and interests are centred on Optical and structural assessment of processes in semiconductor technologies and on the development of new technologies for high efficiency low cost solar cells based on compound chalcogenide semiconductors and third PV device generation. He has coordinated up to 20 research projects in the National Spanish R+D+i programs, as well as 11 International projects funded by different European programmes (four of them as General Coordinator of the Project, from Human Capital and Mobility, FET-IST and, more recently FP7 NMP-Energy 2011, Marie Curie (IAPP 2011, IEF 2013) and SOLARERANET programmes), 5 bilateral cooperative actions between France and Spain and Germany and Spain, and 4 industrial projects. He is co-author of 318 scientific publications (including 160 papers in ISI international journals and 9 invited reviews), with an h factor of 29, and an average of 456 citations per year in the last 4 years and has supervised 8 Master Thesis and 10 Doctoral Thesis.
Prof. Yabing Qi is Unit Director of Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (https://groups.oist.jp/emssu). 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. Prof. Qi has published 70+ research articles (30+ articles on perovskite solar cells) and is the inventor for 11 patents/patent applications. His research interests include perovskite solar cells, surface/interface sciences, lithium-ion batteries, organic electronics, energy materials and devices.
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller is founder of Fluxim and lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland. After a Diploma in Physics from ETH Zürich he obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA), in 2000. He was a postdoc at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in the display technology group before joining ZHAW, where he headed the Institute of Computational Physics from 2007 to 2010. In 2006 he founded Fluxim which he has managed as CEO since 2011. Fluxim has successfully brought R&D tool innovations from the lab to the OLED and solar cell market. He has been performing research on both optical, electronic and thermal processes in light-emitting and light-harvesting (organic) semiconductor devices.
Dr. Sascha Sadewasser is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Nanostructured Solar Cells at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. The group of Sascha works on the development of advanced solar cell materials and devices implementing nano- and microstructures. Additionally, scanning probe microscopy methods, especially Kelvin probe force microscopy, are developed and applied for the characterization of the optoelectronic nanostructure of solar cell materials. Finally, the group also works on 2D chalcogenide materials.
Sascha Sadewasser holds a Diploma (1995) in Physics from the RWTH Aachen, Germany and a PhD (1999) from the Washington University St. Louis, MO, USA. After 2 post-docs in Berlin (Hahn-Institute) and Barcelona (Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica), he became group leader and later deputy department head at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany. After his Habilitation in Experimental Physics from the Free University of Berlin, Germany (2011) he joined INL in 2011. Sascha has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, with 2000 citations (h-index 25). He has published 5 book chapters and 1 book and has been granted 3 patents. He is also a member of several scientific committees and evaluation boards.
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.
Laurens Siebbeles (1963) is leader of the Opto-Electronic Materials Section and deputy head of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. His research involves studies of the motion of electrons in novel nanostructured materials that have potential applications in e.g. solar cells, light-emitting diodes and nanoelectronics. Materials of interest include organic nanostructured materials, semiconductor quantum dots, nanorods and two-dimensional materials. Studies on charge and exciton dynamics are carried out using ultrafast time-resolved laser techniques and high-energy electron pulses in combination with quantum theoretical modeling.
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.
Henry Snaith undertook his PhD at the University of Cambridge, working on polymer blend photovolatics under the supervision of Prof. Sir. Richard Friend. He then spent two years at the EPFL, in Switzerland, as a post doc working on solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells under the guidance of Prof. Michael Gr�tzel. He returned to the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge to take up a Junior Research Fellowship for Clare College in October 2006, and moved to the Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford Physics in October 2007, where he now Lectures and leads a group researching in optoelectronic devices, specifically organic and hybrid solar cells. His current research is heavily focussed on developing new material structures for dye-sensitized and hybrid solar cells and understanding and controlling the physical processes occurring at interfaces. He has made a number of significant advances for emerging solar cells, including the first demonstration of �gyroid� structured titania for dye solar cells, and the recent discovery of efficient thin film perovskite 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.
Gunther Wittstock studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig and obtained a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. After stays at the University of Cincinnati (1992-1993) and at the Technical University of Munich, he prepared his habilitation at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute of the University of Leipzig. In 2001 he became full professor of Physical Chemistry at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg where he runs an electrochemistry group. His research interest is focused on localized interfacial charge transfer reaction which he investigates within a larger variety of application. This includes biomimetic interfaces, functional organic thin films on the basis of self-assembled monolayers, patterned organic thin films, organic-inorganic functional materials, nanoparticle assemblies at interfaces, localized electrocatalytic reactions in particular oxygen reduction reaction in different media. Recently, there has been a particular emphasis on molecular reaction in energy conversion systems. He uses scanning electrochemical microscopy which is complemented by surface spectroscopies and other microscopic techniques. Among others, his achievements have been recognized by a grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Klaus Jürgen Vetter Award of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). Currently he is a member of the Executive Council and Treasurer of ISE.
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.