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 (NGSE7) will be held from 6th – 8th of December 2022 in hybrid format. The 7th edition of the NGSE conference will be about “Machine learning method and high-throughput experimentation for material research”, with a special focus on:

  • Material discovery & Machine learning.
  • Machine learning methods for material research.
  • High throughput experimentation and automation.
  • Machine learning for PV research.

On the last day two topic-specific workshops will be organized:

  • Emerging PV database workshop.
  • Transparent photovoltaic workshop.

To promote a more inclusive environment and reach a wider audience the conference will be held digitally on Zoom Webinar and will be completely Free for all.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments and current projects in the field of machine learning, high-throughput experimentation and photovoltaics. As well as the exchange of ideas and experiences with experts from around the world, particularly those who are in close collaboration with i-MEET, HI ERN and ZAE Bayern.


Participation in the NGSE 7 is free of charge!

Registration for NGSE 7: Zoom Link

Registration for Emerging PV and Transparent PV workshops: Zoom Link




On the 8th of February, Jules T Bertrandie a PhD in KAUST will give a talk entitled:Determination of the energy levels of organic semiconductors in solar cellsAbstract: The electronic structure of organic semiconductors (OSCs) is an essential parameter of the design of organic photovoltaics devi...

On the 25th of January, Dr. Tiarnan Doherty a Postdoc at the University of Cambridge will give a talk entitled: Scanning electron diffraction of tilted halide perovskites Abstract:In this talk we will explore how electron crystallography techniques can be a powerful tool for underst...

On the 11th of January, Dr. Konstantin Schötz a Postdoc at the University of Bayreuth will give a talk entitled: Investigating perovskite film formation using in situ optical spectroscopy Abstract:A necessary part of efficient solar cells are high quality absorber layers. For solution-process...

On the 14th of December, Dr. Arava Zohar a Postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) will give a talk entitled:In Operando, Photovoltaic, and Microscopic Evaluation of Recombination Centers in Halide Perovskite-Based Solar CellAbstract:The origin of the low densities of electric...

On the 23rd of November, Dr. Amran Al-Ashouri a Postdoc at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin will give a talk entitled: Boosting Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells and Exploring Charge Carrier Dynamics with Self-Assembled Monolayers Abstract: The usage of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as hole-selecti...