Nanoscale Photovoltaics:
New Devices and Materials

Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2017

21 – 23 November 2017

avendi-Hotel am Griebnitzsee, Potsdam, Germany


Scientific Program:


Thilo Glatzel / University of Basel

Martha Lux-Steiner / ILTIS Remote Laboratories and Free University of Berlin

The scope of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussions of novel developments and trends in the field of solar energy conversion and storage using nanoscale materials and concepts from chemistry, physics, and materials science. The key topics will include fundamental aspects of structural and chemical nanoscale characterization, new device and especially material concepts but also an overview for sustainable strategies for future developments. The symposium will bring together scientist working in the different areas and aims to stimulate discussions and cooperations.

The number of participants is limited to around 50 including 20 invited speakers and the program is designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Confirmed Speakers


Magnus Borgström / Lund University, Sweden

Christoph Brabec / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Kylie Catchpole / Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Corentin Coulais / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Silvio Decurtins / University of Bern, Switzerland

Knut Deppert / Lund University, Sweden

Vivian Ferry / University of Minnesota, USA


Erik Garnett / AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nazir Kherani / University of Toronto, Canada

Thomas Kirchartz / Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Tobias Kraus / Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany

Uli Lemmer / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Harry  Mönig / University of Münster, Germany


Sascha Sadewasser / International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

Markus Scharber / Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Thomas Schimmel / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Martina Schmid / University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ali Shakouri / Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Ayodhya Tiwari / Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Marko Topič / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia