nanoGe Fall Meeting (#NFM18)


General Organizer:

Prof Juan Bisquert, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, ES


2018 October 22-26, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain.

You are invited to participate in the nanoGe Fall Meeting, a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials preparation and fundamental properties and their applications, in fields such as renewable energy (photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, semiconductor quantum dots, 2-D materials synthesis and semiconductors fundamentals, bioimaging, etc.

The symposia are medium size and closely related to form an exciting, interdisciplinary event that attracts key players of the respective fields either as organizers, invited speakers, or as participants.

Our meeting is held in the hotel Melia Costa del Sol in Torremolinos (Málaga - Spain). In a beautiful location in front of the sea where you will be able to relax after the interesting talks.

Do not miss this opportunity and join our nanoGe Fall Meeting18 to meet the awesome list of invited speakers and organizers we have prepared for you!.

Contact email:


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Supporting Scanning Probe Microscopy for Energy Applications:


Poster Awards
  • Two gift cards (100€ each) and one online subscription from RSC.



  • Two travel grants (500€ each) from Elsevier Sponsor.

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  • Two book voucher from Springer Nature for S2 & S7 best posters


Social Dinner

Social dinner will take place on 2018 October 24th at the Horno Beach Restaurant.


The conference will take place in Torremolinos, Málaga, in the seafront Melià Costa del Sol Convention Center. 

Eternal summer

The constant blue of the sky is reflected in the sea beside Meliá Costa del Sol. Enjoy the beach at your feet all year round, a fully-equipped convention center and hotel in the seafront.

The modern and elegant Convention Centre at the Meliá Costa del Sol located in Malaga, in Torremolinos, on the Costa del Sol, and strategically located 10 minutes from the International Airport of Malaga and 15 minutes from the AVE Malaga / Maria Zambrano train station.

Torremolinos has a wide accommodation offer.

Please book your stay at your own convenience.

Special price

To book a room with special price, please check our accommodation section.


2018 October 22-26, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain.


S1 Solar Fuel (#SolFuel18)

Enabling solar as a primary energy source requires not only efficient conversion devices but also the ability to store energy in molecular bonds – i.e. solar fuels. This symposium will provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion between materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and device engineers whose common goal is to advance the applications of emerging materials and molecular system in efficient and robust solar fuel production. Topics of interest include but are not limited to photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic approaches for water splitting or CO2 reduction. Interfacial band-edge energetics and aspects of catalysis and charge transfer will be particularly emphasized. Emerging novel materials, molecular systems and hybrid approaches will be highlighted.


Kevin Sivula, École Politechnique Fédérale Lausanne, CH
Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon, US


S2 Light-Driven Water Splitting (#WatSpl18)

This additional meeting day will be an extension of the Solar Fuel 18 Symposium with a similar focus. Presentations on this day will mainly be contributed by the work conducted in the framework of the priority program SPP 1613 of the German research foundation DFG focusing on Fuels Produced Regeneratively Through Light-Driven Water Splitting:

Clarification of the Elemental Processes Involved and Prospects for Implementation in Technological Concepts”.


Wolfram Jaegermann, TU Darmstadt, DE
Bernhard Kaiser, TU Darmstadt, DE


S3 Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals (#NCFun18) 

Quantum confined semiconductor nanocrystals (0D quantum dots, 1D quantum rods, and 2D quantum Wells) are new classes of materials with many potential applications ranging from light emitting diodes to solar energy conversion. These applications require a fundamental understanding of elementary exciton and charge dynamical processes in these materials. These dynamics include Forster and Dexter energy transfer, charge transfer, charge/exciton transport, multiple exciton generation, and multi-exciton dissociation, hot electron transfer, single fission, and upconversion. This symposium is aimed at bringing together experimentalist and theoreticians who are investigating various fundamental processes in quantum confined nanomaterials. It will provide a forum for discussing the latest scientific discovery in these exciting research areas.


Tianquan Lian, Emory University, US
Mischa Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, DE


S4 Nanophotonics by Nanocrystals (#NCPhot18)

Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have become a novel class of opto-electronic materials that offer a unique combination of scientific interest and technological appeal. In particular, the combination of size-dependent properties, in part due to quantum confinement, and versatile, solution-based processing, makes nanocrystals ever more attractive for technology development.
Here, nanophotonics is a case in point. Emitting, manipulating and detecting light in, possibly, integrated micro- and nanoscale devices and down to the single photon level holds exceptional promise for data communication, display and lighting, imaging, and sensing and analysis. Achieving this, however, relies on multidisciplinary research at the cross-roads of nanomaterials and nanophotonics, that combines the synthesis and analysis of new nanomaterials, the development of process technologies and the formation and testing of nanophotonic devices for emitting and detecting light down to the single photon level.
This international symposium focuses on the latest developments in nanophotonics by nanocrystals from both materials and a device perspective and aims at outlining future directions for the field. Therefore, it will bring together scientists with backgrounds in nanocrystal chemistry, opto-electronics, nanophotonic devices, and single-photon emission and detection around a program with invited and contributed talks and a poster session.


Zeger Hens, Ghent University, BE
Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, Universiteit Utrecht, BE


S5 Charge Carrier Dynamics at the Nanoscale (#Dynano18)

Understanding charge transfer and its connections to structural dynamics with microscopic detail in organic and inorganic nano- and bulk systems is a key to further optimizing functional devices (used in, e.g. photovoltaics, batteries, sensors, molecular electronics, catalysts). The aim of the conference is to go beyond the walls separating traditional scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology and engineering to reveal the nature of charge transfer, recombination and transport processes at the nanoscale.


Arjan Houtepen, Delft University of Technology, NL

David Egger, University of Regensburg, DE
Freddy Rabouw, Universiteit Utrecht, NL


S6 Solution-Based Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials Sol2D (#Sol2D18)

Solution-processable two-dimensional nanomaterials (nanosheets) are attracting increasing research efforts due to their extraordinary electronic, photonic, optical and mechanical properties, which makes them promising materials for a myriad of applications. 2D materials can be obtained by exfoliation of bulk materials or grown on substrates by MBE or CVD. However, these methods are not suitable to produce large amounts of free-standing 2D nanosheets. Solution-based "bottom-up" colloidal chemical methods offer an appealing alternative and are emerging as promising routes for fundamental insight as well as for industrial applications.


Christian Klinke, University of Hamburg, DE
Sandrine Ithurria, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, FR
Christophe Delerue, Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), FR


S7 Fundamental Aspects of Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (#PerFun18)

The design of new materials requires a clear understanding of links between structural (lattice) effects and electronic properties, which give rise to intriguing effects in these perovskites. Optimized charge extraction and injection require an evaluation of charge-carrier dynamics, mobilities and excitonic effects. In addition, charge-carrier trapping, current-voltage hysteresis, and photoinduced halide segregation are linked with lattice defects and ionic motion through the perovskite under the influence of electric fields and photon absorption.


Laura Herz, University of Oxford, UK
Tze-Chien Sum, Nanyang Technological University, SG


S8 Modeling Perovskite Solar Cells Microscale to Macroscale (#PerMod18)

This symposium aims to act as a forum for the rapidly expanding and multidisciplinary community of scientists engaged in modeling perovskite solar cells. Research challenges to be addressed include the influence of materials and morphology, triple cation perovskites, 0D to 3D perovskites, the development of lead-free and all organic materials, carrier selective contact layers, phase changes, ion migration, hysteresis, thermal and moisture instability, mechanical flexibility. Modelling at any length scale is within scope. Contributions should have a significant modeling element but can also include experimental validation. Early career researchers are especially encouraged.


Alison Walker, University of Bath, UK
Claudio Quarti, Université de Mons, BE


S9 Advanced PV Technologies and Concepts with new Functionalities (#PVCon18)

This Symposium will provide a suitable discussion platform bringing together scientists from different fields and research competencies involving materials and devices modeling, solid state physics, chemistry, and engineering to review and identify new material and device concepts coming from different solar cell technologies. The symposium aims to facilitate the exploration of the potential transfer of innovative solutions developed for the different materials and device technologies, benefiting from the cross-fertilization between the several approaches proposed for the different kinds of compounds and analyzing the extension of device concepts initially designed for other technologies.


Joaquim Puigdollers, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ES

Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research IREC, ES
A clean and sustainable energy supply presents one of the major challenges of our times. To provide a large scale availability of renewable energies in the future, a nanoscale understanding of relevant processes in energy generation is of upmost importance. Scanning probe microscopy has developed into a useful and versatile tool for nanoscale materials characterization and has in the recent years made tremendous contributions to energy-related research and development. This symposium will address recent advances, insights, and developments in the energy field, facilitated by scanning probe microscopy. Systems for energy harvesting and storage covered in this symposium will include photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, etc. The symposium will bring together scientists working with and on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods, including scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and its multitude of extended operation modes, e.g. Kelvin probe force microscopy, scanning capacitance microscopy, conductive force microscopy, etc.


Sascha Sadewasser. INL International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, DE
Rüdiger Berger. Max Planch Institute for Polymer Reserch, DE



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