General Organizers


Sixto Giménez Julià   
Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Universitat Jaume I


Nitin Padture
School of Engineering, Brown University
Keynote - Plenary talks

Prof. Dr. Michael Graetzel

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Prof. Dr. Andrey Rogach

City University of Hong Kong

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Prof. Dr. Kyoung-Shin Choi

University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • #PerFun21. Perovskites I: Solar Cells, Lighting, and Related Optoelectronics
    • Perovskite and perovskite-inspired materials for solar cells, lightning and related optoelectronics
    • Design principles and approaches for high-throughput screening for novel perovskite-inspired materials for LEDs and Solar Cells
    • Efficiency limits of perovskite semiconductors for solar cells and LEDs
    • Lower dimensional perovskites and other approaches for defect passivation and efficiency enhancement
    • Process-rationalization and control for enhanced semi-conductor thin-film quality
    Symposium organizers:
    Eva Unger
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany
    Feng Gao
    Linkoping University
    Tsutomu Miyasaka
    Toin University of Yokohama
  • #PerNC21. Perovskites II: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Colloidal
    • Chemistry: synthesis methods, core-shell structures, surface chemistry, self-assembly, structural characterization, lead-free metal halide nanocrystals
    • Optical spectroscopy: carrier dynamics at ensemble and single dot level, stimulated emission, photon statistics
    • Theory: exciton-phonon coupling, fine-structure splitting, molecular dynamics of ligands and structure dynamics
    • Devices: LEDs, LCD displays, solar cells, lasers, photodetectors, scintillators
    Symposium organizers:
    Maksym Kovalenko
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
    Ivan Infante
    BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, UPV/EHU Science Park, Spain.
    Lea Nienhaus
    Florida State University
  • #PerEmer21. Perovskites III: Emerging Materials and Phenomena
    • Molecular design and structural properties of low-dimensional perovskites
    • Mixed ionic-electronic conductivity
    • Photophysics of low-dimensional perovskites
    • Correlating structural and optoelectronic properties
    • Device engineering and theoretical insights
    • Emerging properties and applications
    Symposium organizers:
    Moritz Futscher
    EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
    Jovana Milic
    University of Fribourg, Adolphe Merkle Institute
    Aditya Mohite
    Rice University, Houston, US
  • #RadDet21. Radiation Detection Semiconductor Materials, Physics, and Devices
    • Organometallic halide perovskite for high radiation energy detectors
    • Organic single crystals, polycrystals and plastic materials for direct and indirect ionizing detectors
    • Theoretical prediction of new materials for high energy radiation detectors with high performance, low cost and low radiation dose on human body
    Symposium organizers:
    Michael Saliba
    University of Stuttgart
    Mahshid Ahmadi
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, US
  • #SolCat21. (Photo-)Electrocatalysis: From the Atomistic to System Scale
    • Fundamental mechanistic kinetic and operando studies
    • Design of new electrocatalysts
    • New developments in modelling the electrochemical interface
    • Mass transfer modelling of GDEs and MEAs
    • Flow reactors for high-throughput electrocatalytic synthesis
    • Industrial and commercial implementations
    • Technoeconomic analysis
    Symposium organizers:
    Karen Chan
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Sophia Haussener
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Brian Seger
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • #SolFuel21. Solar Fuel: In-situ and operando characterization of electrified interfaces
    • Operando characterization of interfaces
    • Reaction mechanism
    • Active sites
    • Heterogeneous interfaces
    • Materials and interface design
    Symposium organizers:
    Bastian Mei
    Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW), University of Twente
    Jan Philipp Hofmann
    Technical University of Darmstadt
    María Escudero-Escribano
    ICREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
  • #NCFun21. Fundamental Processes in Nanocrystals and 2D Materials
    • Nanocrystal synthesis: Composition, morphology, heterostructues, assembly, dispersion control, and mechanism
    • Nanocrystal surface chemistry: Fundamental properties and targeted function
    • Nanocrystal properties: New insights from spectroscopy, theory, and simulation
    • Nanocrystal applications: From light emission to catalysis
    Symposium organizers:
    Brandi Cossairt
    University of Washington, US
    Jonathan De Roo
    University of Basel
  • #2DCat21. 2D Materials: Emerging Catalysts
    • Synthetic control over morphology, atomic structure and composition
    • Catalytic activity – electro-catalysis and photocatalysis
    • Structure-Function relationship in 2D materials
    Symposium organizers:
    Maya Bar Sadan
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Stefano Agnoli
    University of Padova, Department of Chemical Sciences
    Zdenek Sofer
    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • #PhotoDet21. Next Generation Photodetectors
    • Perovskite and organic photodetectors
    • Nanocrystals and low dimensional systems for photodetection
    • Color-selective and infrared photodetection
    • Image sensors with new generation semiconductors
    • Thermodynamic limit of the sensitivity of next generation photodetectors
    • Photodetector characterisation methods
    • Noise, from theory to experiment
    • Photomultiplication and amplification
    • New compound semiconductors for photodetection
    • LiFi and optical wireless communication
    • Special applications: X-ray detection, biological applications and wearable sensors
    Symposium organizers:
    Ardalan Armin
    Sustainable Advanced Materials (Sêr-SAM), Department of Physics, Swansea University, UK
    Edward Sargent
    University of Toronto
  • #NewOPV21. Advances in Organic Photovoltaics
    • Working principles of organic solar cells accessed through advanced characterization and modeling
    • New materials for high efficiency OPV
    • Advances in experimental techniques to study organic semiconductors and polymer blends at the nanoscale
    • Required material and device properties for sufficient long term stability under different stress conditions
    • Material strategies and printing concepts for eco-friendly organic solar cells
    • Indoor applications of OPV
    Symposium organizers:
    Uli Würfel
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
    Jörg Ackermann
    Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanosciences de Marseille (CINAM), CNRS UMR 7325
  • #NanoPrint21. Engineered Nanomaterials and Inks for Printed, Flexible and Interfacial Electronics
    • Electronic skin
    • Self-healable materials
    • Soft robotics and actuators
    • Flexible and stretchable materials and devices
    • Wearable (on-body or in-body) sensors, devices and power sources
    • Healthcare and biomedical applications
    • Conformable hybrid sensors and devices
    • Flexible inorganic hybrid electronics
    • Mechanics and design of wearable and stretchable electronics
    • Nature inspired devices and systems
    • Up-scaling: from small area cells to large area modules
    Symposium organizers:
    Shweta Agarwala
    Aarhus University - DK
    Victor Sans Sangorrin
    Universitat Jaume I, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) - Spain
  • #SPMEn21. Visualising nanoscale phenomena in functional materials
    • Scanning probe microscopy
    • Optical microscopy and spectroscopy
    • Electron microscopy
    • Imaging
    Symposium organizers:
    Stefan Weber
    Max Planck Institut for Polymer Research
    Brian Rodriguez
    University College Dublin
    Juliane Borchert
    University of Cambridge
  • #LightMatter21. Light-Matter Interactions: From Fundamental Spectroscopy to Materials Design
    • Light-matter interactions
    • Excited states phenomena
    • Materials design
    • Ultrafast spectroscopy
    • Novel spectroscopic methods
    • Energy materials
    Symposium organizers:
    Linn Leppert
    University of Twente
    Marina Filip
    Oxford University, Department of Physics
  • #ThermoElect21. New concepts in organic/hybrid thermoelectrics
    • Modelling and theory of doping, charge transport and thermoelectrics
    • Novel chemical structures for efficient thermoelectrics
    • Organic/inorganic and hybrid thermoelectrics
    • Dopants and Doping strategies
    • Thermal transport
    • Flexible and conformable thermoelectrics
    • N-type materials for organic thermoelectrics
    • Composites and blends for hybrid thermoelectrics
    Symposium organizers:
    L. Jan Anton Koster
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Derya Baran
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - Saudi Arabia



Presentation #NFM21

nanoGe Fall Meeting 2021 took place from October 18th to 22nd. 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 were 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.



🥇 Best ePoster awards: 

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Energy Letters: Marc  Antoine Stoeckel

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Photonics: Yunhua Chen

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Energy & Fuels: Jael George Mathew

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Energy & Fuels: Mahsa Parvizian

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Chemistry of Materials: Emre Usman

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Energy Letters: David Tiede

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Photonics: Alfonsina Abat Amelenan

Prize for best eposter valued at 100€ (cash) from ACS Chemistry of Materials: Tim Kodalle

🥇 Best run up oral contribution awards: 

Prize for best run up oral contribution valued at 150€ (cash) from Energy Advances: Osnat Zapata

Prize for best run up oral contribution valued at 150€ (cash) from Fundació Scito: Sakiru Abiodun

Prize for best run up oral contribution valued at 150€ (cash) from Nature Communications: Charlie Greboval

Prize for best run up oral contribution valued at 150€ (cash) from Fundació Scito: Felix Lang

🥇 Best Oral Contribution awards: 

Prize for best oral competition valued at 450€ (cash) from MDPI Energies Journal: Ward Van der Stam

Prize for best oral competition valued at 450€ (cash) from MDPI Energies Journal: Janet Macdonald

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