Next Generation Solar Energy (NGSE) is an international conference series organized by the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN) in December as well as a PhD-Postdoc series organized twice a month.

This year the conference (NGSE 8) is organized in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and will be held from 12th – 14th of December 2023 in Erlangen in a hybrid format. This edition of the NGSE conference will focus on the topic of “High-throughput Synthesis and Artificial Intelligence for Energy Materials”.

On the final day, there will be a topic-specific workshop about the Emerging PV database project. The conference will take place in Erlangen in the HI ERN building in Immerwahrstraße 2 (formerly ZAE Bayern). If you need assitance with travel arrangements, please contact the organizers directly. For online participants, the conference will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar and will be completely free for all after registration.

The detailed schedule can be found here, and registration is available here.

Invited speakers (accepted):

Mariano Campoy Quiles (ICMAB)

Andy Cooper (University of Liverpool)

David Fenning (UC San Diego)

Pascal Friederich (KIT)

Sergei Kalinin (University of Tennessee)

Ivano Kastelli (DTU)

Thomas Kirchartz (FZ Jülich)

Marine Leite (UC Davis)

Marcus Noack (LBNL)

Felipe Oviedo (Microsoft)

Benjamin Sanchez Lengeling (Google)

Helge Stein (KIT)

Alessandro Troisi (University of Liverpool)

Aron Walsh (Imperial College)

Yan Zeng (LBNL)

René Janssen (TU Einhove)

Barry P. Rand (Princeton)

Maria A. Loi (University of Groningen)

Kenjiro Fukuda (RIKEN)


Online participation in the NGSE 8 is free of charge!

Please go to here for registration.



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