Organizing Committee

Dr. Vincent M. Le Corre

Vincent completed his PhD in the group of Prof. L. Jan Anton Koster at the University of Groningen (NL). During this time, he used simulation techniques to study the physics of organic & perovskite solar cells. After completing his PhD he moved on to Prof. Dieter Neher’s group at the University of Potsdam (DE) and used transient electrical characterization techniques to study the influence of ions in perovskite solar cells.
Currently he is a postdoc in the group of Prof. Christoph Brabec at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (DE) and works on combining machine learning and simulation techniques to automate the analysis high-throughput experimentation for solar cells.

Dr. Simon Kahmann

Simon is leading the spectroscopy subgroup of the Stranks Lab at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses on novel materials for optoelectronics, including organic semiconductors, colloidal quantum dots, and metal halide perovskites. Simon obtained a double doctorate in Materials Science/Materials Physics from the University of Groningen and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg under the supervision of Maria A. Loi and Christoph J. Brabec.
Privately, Simon enjoys reading, running, and the occasional game of chess.

Dr. Rhiannon Kennard

Rhiannon obtained a Master’s degree in Materials Chemistry from University of California, San Diego, working on fabricating and characterizing porous silicon. Following this, she completed her PhD in the group of Prof. Michael Chabinyc at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During this time, she investigated the structural, ionic, and optical properties of halide perovskite films. After completing her PhD, Rhiannon moved to the group of Prof. Serena Cussen at the University of Sheffield, where she synthesizes novel cathodes for sodium batteries using sustainable methods.