General Organizers








  • #ElectroCat22. Electrocatalysis for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals
    • Fundamental strategies to design new electrocatalysis
    • Mechanistic understanding
    • In situ and Operando analyses
    • Molecular, inorganic, reticular and hybrid catalytic systems
    Symposium organizers:
    Julio Lloret Fillol
    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
    James Durrant
    Imperial College London and Swansea University
  • #AdvMatSyn22. Advanced Materials Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory: for the Green Energy Leap
    • In situ and operando characterization of (photo)electrocatalysts and photocatalysts
    • X-ray characterization of light absorbers, electrocatalysts, and photoelectrocatalysts for fuel and chemical production
    • Imaging characterization of electrocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts
    • Multimodal and correlative characterization approaches
    • Chemical transformations and degradation of (photo)electrocatalysts, light absorbers and membranes for solar fuel production
    • Theory of electro and photoelectrocatalytic materials especially connected to in situ and operando characterization
    • Data science and machine learning approaches to discovery of novel light absorbers, electrocatalysts, and photoelectrocatalysts for fuel and chemical production
    Symposium organizers:
    David Prendergast
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Francesca Toma
    Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon
  • #MEMP22. Multi-electron Molecular Photocatalysts
    • Molecular and bio-inspired single-site photocatalysts
    • Supramolecular photocatalytic systems including metal organic frameworks (MOFs)
    • Time-resolved photodynamics and fundamental charge/ion transfer
    Symposium organizers:
    Nathan Neale
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
    Natalia Shustova
    University of South Carolina
  • #PhotoPero22. Photophysics of Halide Perovskites and Related Materials - from Bulk to Nano
    • Photophysics of bulk ‘3D’ halide perovskites
    • Photophysics of low-dimensional ‘2-0D’ halide perovskites
    • Photophysics of halide perovskite nanocrystals, rods, platelets
    • Defect photophysics
    • Ultrafast phenomena (hot carriers, polaronic distortions, etc)
    • Theory and simulations of the photophysical properties of halide perovskites
    • Emerging perovskite-related materials
    Symposium organizers:
    Sascha Feldmann
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Annamaria Petrozza
    CompuNet, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova
    Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada
    Wake Forest University, US
  • #TSPV22. Towards Stable Perovskite Photovoltaics
    • Degradation mechanisms in perovskite materials
    • Observation of degradation effects through device photophysics
    • Role of extraction layers and electrodes in device stability
    • Use of encapsulation and/or blocking layers for stability enhancement
    • New device structures for enhanced lifetime
    • Enhanced stability via compositional engineering and use of additives
    • Perovskite phase stabilisation
    • 2D/3D heterostructures for improved stability
    • Novel experimental methods for study of degradation
    Symposium organizers:
    Yana Vaynzof
    Technical University (TU) Dresden
    Feng Gao
    Linkoping University
    Zhuoying Chen
    Laboratoire de Physique et d’Etude des Matériaux, PSL Research University, CNRS UMR 8213, UPMC Sorbonne Université, ESPCI Paris
  • #PMSC22. Perovskite-based multijunction solar cells
    • Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
    • Perovskite/perovskite tandem solar cells
    • Perovskite/chalcogenide tandem solar cells
    • Monofacial and bifacial tandems
    • Performance enhancements
    • Contact engineering
    • Scaling
    • Stability
    • Commercialization
    Symposium organizers:
    Stefaan De Wolf
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - Saudi Arabia
    Steve Albrecht
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
  • #PerNC22. Colloidal Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: From Synthesis to Applications
    • Chemistry –synthesis methods, surface chemistry, self-assembly, new compositions
    • Optical spectroscopy – carrier dynamics at ensemble and single dot level, stimulated emission, photon statistics
    • Structural Characterization – Advanced X-ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy
    • Theory – band structure calculations, exciton-phonon coupling, fine-structure splitting, surface pasivation
    • Devices – LCD, LEDs, microcavity lasers, photodetectors, scintillators, solar concentrators etc.
    Symposium organizers:
    Maksym Kovalenko
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
    Maryna Bodnarchuk
    EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
    Osman Bakr
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - Saudi Arabia
  • #PeroSolarFab22. Perovskite solar cells: on the way from the lab to fab
    • Advanced perovskite absorber materials based on lead halides and beyond
    • Mixed dimensional 2D/3D perovskites
    • All-inorganic perovskites
    • Interface engineering for improved efficiency and stability
    • Material and device stability issues
    • Efficient solution for PSCs encapsulation
    • Device upscaling
    • Major technological challenges in perovskite PV
    • Perspectives of terrestrial and space applications of perovskite PV
    Symposium organizers:
    Yulia Galagan
    Eugene Katz
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Dept. of solar energy and envronmental physics, Inst. for desert research
    Pavel Troshin
    Zhengzhou Research Institute of HIT
  • #NANOQ22. Colloidal Semiconductor nanocrystals for Quantum Technologies
    • Synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals for optimized single- or entangled-photon generation
    • Methods to control single- and multiexciton recombination rates in single nanocrystals
    • New semiconductor nanocrystals for single-photon generation
    • Multi-exction processes and their spectroscopy in single nanocrystals
    • Application of colloidal seminconductor nanocrystals as quantum light sources
    Symposium organizers:
    Francesco Di Stasio
    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    Iwan Moreels
    Gent University - BE
    Riccardo Sapienza
    Imperial College London
  • #SNI22. Semiconductor Nanocrystals I: Basic Science (synthesis, spectroscopy, electronic structure, device and application)
    • Nanocrystal synthesis :new material and structural control
    • Surface chemistry toward higher stability, enhanced optical feature and improved charge transprt
    • Spectroscopic properties : static and dynamics
    • Electronic structure measurement and theoretical modelling
    • Nanocrystal based device : field effect transistor, detector and LED
    • Application display, smart window, camera…
    Symposium organizers:
    Emmanuel Lhuillier
    Sorbonne Université
    Sandrine Ithurria
    Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
    Angshuman Nag
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune
  • #OMIECs22. Organic mixed-ionic-electronic conductors and their application in Emerging Technologies
    • Neuromorphic computing
    • Energy storage and energy conversion technologies
    • Photocatalysis
    • Actuators
    • Electrochromic displays (ECDs)
    Symposium organizers:
    Aristide Gumyusenge
    MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Alexander Giovannitti
    Materials Science & Enginereing, Stanford University
  • #ChemNano22. Chemistry of Nanomaterials
    • Advanced synthetic routes to engineer functional nanomaterials in various forms (colloids, nanopowders, nanomaterials on templates, nanoporous materials) and various morphology (nanoparticles, nanoplates, clusters, thin films).
    • Surface engineering of nanomaterials to enable a device functionality (ligand exchange, surface reactions, core/shell growth).
    • Characterization techniques to study the structural features of nanomaterials, their surface and the mechanism of the reaction pathway (in-situ and ex-situ methods).
    • Theoretical calculations to elucidate the reaction mechanism and structural origin of nanomaterials functionality.
    Symposium organizers:
    Loredana Protesescu
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Maksym Yarema
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
  • #LowEnOpto22. Low-dimensional Semiconductors for Energy and Optoelectronic Research: a Journey from 0 to 2D
    • From 0D to 2D materials - synthesis, production and processing
    • Modelling and determination of electronic and optical properties in 0D and 2D materials
    • 0D and 2D materials for energy conversion and storage
    • Hybrid 0D-2D materials for emerging applications – synthesis, physical chemistry, photophysics, processing and device integration
    • Optoelectronic devices based on 0D and 2D materials
    Symposium organizers:
    Ilka Kriegel
    Istituto Italiano di tecnologiaa
    Teresa Gatti
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Francesco Scotognella
    Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano
  • #OrgCD22. Charge Dynamics of State-of-the-art Organic Solar Cells
    • Voltage loss mechanisms in NFA solar cells.
    • New thermodynamic efficiency limits.
    • Interplay between excitons, CT states and free charges in the low offset systems.
    • Charge generation in non-fullerene solar cells.
    • Role of kinetics and energetics in charge generation in non-fullerene solar cells.
    • Trap induced recombination.
    • Charge transport and recombination.
    • Thick junctions enabled by reduced recombination.
    • Interplay between nano-morphology and charge dynamics.
    • Doping engineering in OSCs.
    • Role of energetic disorder and tail states.
    • New methodologies to investigate charge dynamics in OSCs.
    Symposium organizers:
    Ardalan Armin
    Sustainable Advanced Materials (Sêr-SAM), Department of Physics, Swansea University, UK
    Safa Shoaee
    University of Potsdam, DE
  • #StEffOPV22. Novel concepts for highly stable and efficient organic solar cells
    • Development of novel highly efficient organic solar cells molecules
    • Stability of organic solar cells
    • Upscaling of organic solar cell devices
    • Novel application areas for organic solar cells
    Symposium organizers:
    Vida Engmann
    University of Southern Denmark, SDU NanoSYD, Mads Clausen Institute
    Morten Madsen
    University of Southern Denmark
    Jeff Kettle
    University of Glasgow, James Watt School of Engineering
  • #OrgFun22. Behind the Device: Fundamental Processes in Organic Electronics
    • Photophysical processes in materials for organic electronics
    • Spectroscopic characterisation of organic electronic materials
    • Modelling and simulations of organic semiconductors
    • Charge separation, recombination and transfer in organic photovoltaics
    • Exciton and spin physics in materials for up/down conversion, singlet fission, TADF, organic LEDs
    • Spin and charge transport in organic semiconductors
    • Doping mechanisms for organic semiconductors
    Symposium organizers:
    Jose Manuel Marin Beloqui
    University of Malaga
    Claudia Tait
    University of Oxford
    Emrys Evans
    Swansea University
  • #FUN-OrgBio22. Fundamentals of Organic Bioelectronic Devices
    • Organic transistors and electrodes for sensing and stimulation
    • Drug delivery devices
    • Photo stimulation devices
    • Biochemical sensors
    • Wearable devices
    • Biotic/abiotic interface
    Symposium organizers:
    Eleni Stavrinidou
    Linköping University
    Annalisa Bonfiglio
    Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS




Presentation #NSM22

The nanoGe Spring Meeting is a multi symposia conference that took place online from the 7th to the 11th of March 2022. This conference was a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials science, including preparation, fundamental properties, theory and applications, in fields such as renewable energy (solar fuels, photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, emerging semiconductors, nanocrystals, 2-D materials, and bioimaging.

nanoGe aimed to transform this edition of the Spring Meeting into a global event that provided an opportunity to Speakers and Participants to connect from all over the world.



🥇 Prize for the best oral presentation valued at 300€ from Fundació Scito

🥇 Prize for runner up oral presentation valued at 150€ (cash) from Fundació Scito

🥇 Prize for runner up oral presentation valued at 150€ (cash) from ACS

🥇 Two Prizes for runner up oral presentation valued at 150€ (cash) each from IOP Publishing

🥇 Prize for runner up oral presentation valued at 150€ (cash) from Energy & Sustainability Journal, RSC

🥇 Prize for runner up oral presentation valued at 150€ (cash) from Nanoscale Journal, RSC

🥇 Prize for the best eposter valued at 200€ from Fundació Scito

🥇 Prize for runner up ePoster valued at 150€ (cash) from Research, a Science Partner Journal

🥇 Prize for runner up ePoster valued at 150€ (cash) from QustomDot

Keynote Speakers' Talks

Monday 7th March 2022

Qing Shen 'Synthesis, Optical Property and PhotoExcited Carrier Dynamics of Phase Stable and less-defect Perovskite Quantum Dots' at 10:15 am CET.

Wednesday 9th March 2022

Annabella Selloni 'Structure, Electronic Properties and Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Delafos Site Curho2  from First Principles Calculations' at 17:05 pm CET.

Lilo Pozzo 'X-ray and Neutron Scattering Analysis of Polymer Blends Composed of Conjugated and Non-Conjugated Components' at 17:35 pm CET.

Friday 11th March 2022

Mircea Dinca 'Surprising Properties of 2D Metal-Organic Frameworks' at 17:05 pm CET.




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