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 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...

On the 9th of November, Sapir Bitton a PhD student in the Organic Materials and Devices Lab at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology will give a talk entitled: Iodine Reactions as Mobile Recombination Centers - a Drift-Diffusion Reaction Simulation of Perovskite Cells’ Degradation Abstr...

On the 26th of October, Tobias Osterrieder a PhD student in the High Throughput Methods in Photovoltaics team at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nüremberg will give a talk entitled: Autonomous Optimization of ternary OPV devices on automated research lines. Abstract:The optimization of an o...

On the 12th of October, Dr. Carlo A. R. Perini a Postdoc in the Energy Material Lab (Georgia Tech) will give a talk entitled: Halide perovskite photovoltaics: tailoring interfaces to maximize the energy yield. Abstract:Metal Halide Perovskite (MHP) solar cells reach conversion efficiencies o...