Emerging Topics Workshop

The Emerging Topics Workshop will be a non-regular series of workshops dedicated to specific topics of current interest.

The first workshop will be on Thursday, November 11 from 15:15 (Berlin time). Prof Rene Janssen, Prof. Sariciftci, and members from i-MEET and HIERN will meet at the HIERN conference hall (Immerwahrstrasse 2, 1st floor) and shed light on the remaining challenges in organic and perovskite solar cells from various points of view. The workshop will be opened with a plenary talk from Prof. René Janssen and then followed up by a series of 10 min impulse lectures on specific topics by researchers from i-MEET and HIERN. The workshop will be transmitted live via Zoom and can be attended after registration.


The registration to attend the workshop is free of charge!

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15:15 – 15:20Prof. Christoph BrabecWelcome and Introduction
15:20 – 16:00Prof. René JanssenProgress and challenges in organic and perovskite solar cells and photodiodes
16:00 – 16:10Dr. Vincent M. Le CorreWhat can we really learn from fitting current-voltage characteristics?
16:10 – 16:20Dr. Andreas DistlerScaling efficient solar cells from mm2 -> m2
16:20 – 16:30Dr. Tian DuTowards efficient, fully printable perovskite solar cells and modules
16:30 – 16:40Dr. Thomas HeumüllerCan robots make more stable solar cells?
16:40 – 16:50Break
16:50 – 17:00Dr. Karen ForberichTowards a digital twin for OPV efficiency and lifetime
17:00 – 17:10Dr. Ning LiMaterial concepts to address instability of organic solar cells
17:10 – 17:20Dr. Larry LueerMinimizing loss processes in organic solar cells at negligible energy-level offset
17:20 – 17:30Dr. Marius PetersWhen do tandems make sense?
17:30 – 18:10Prof. Niyazi Serdar SariciftciBeyond PV systems
18.10 – 18:15Prof. Christoph BrabecWrap up and concluding remarks