Scientific Program

Talks

There will be a welcome reception on Monday, 20 November at 6 pm followed by a dinner at 7 pm.

 

TUESday, 21 November

 

9:00
Welcome and Introduction

Session Chair: Sascha Sadewasser

9:20
From mechanical metamaterials to machine materials
Corentin Coulais / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10:00
Nanoscale opto thermo electric energy conversion devices
Ali Shakouri / Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

10:40
Coffee break

11:10
Photonic structures for solar concentrators and solar cell module thermal management
Vivian Ferry / University of Minnesota, USA

11:50
AFM-nanolithography and template-guided self-assembly: controlling nanoscale pattern formation by molecular interaction
Thomas Schimmel / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

12:30
Lunch

 

Session chair: Uli Lemmer

14:00
Harvesting the sun with nanowires – concepts and realization
Knut Deppert / Lund University, Sweden

14:40
Experimental and theoretical investigations of (single) molecules on the nanoscale
Silvio Decurtins / University of Bern, Switzerland

15:20
Coffee break

15:50
High efficiency perovskite/silicon solar cells
Kylie Catchpole / Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

16:30
Nano- and microstructures for next generation chalcopyrite solar cells
Martina Schmid / University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

17:10
End

18:00
Dinner

 

POSTER SESSION

20:00
Presentation and discussion of all posters

22:00
End

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER

Session chair: Knut Deppert

9:00
Organic solar cells
Markus C. Scharber / Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

9:40
Photonic structures and design challenges in photovoltaic devices
Marko Topič / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

10:20
Coffee break

10:50
Perovskite solar cells by ink-jet printing
Uli Lemmer / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

11:30
What makes a good solar cell?
Thomas Kirchartz / Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

12:10
Lunch

 

14:15
EXCURSION

18:00
End of excursion

19:00
Dinner

 

THURSday, 23 NOVEMBER

Session chair: Marko Topič

9:00
Toward 20-30% solar photovoltaic efficiency on 10 µm silicon
Nazir P. Kherani / University of Toronto, Canada

9:40
Transparent electrodes with ultrathin nanowires and sinter-free electrodes with hybrid inks
Tobias Kraus / Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany

10:20
Coffee break

10:50
Perovskite tandem cells: advanced interface engineering for 4T and 2T concepts with high performance
Christoph J. Brabec / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

11:30
The surface defect physics of CIGS thin films: a combined approach by scanning probe microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy
Harry  Mönig / University of Münster, Germany

12:10
Lunch

 

Session chair:  Martina Schmid

13:30
Nanowires for tandem junction solar cells
Magnus T. Borgström / Lund University, Sweden

14:10
Cu(In,Ga)Se2 at the micro- and nanometer scale
Sascha Sadewasser / International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

14:50
Coffee break

15:20
Thin film tandem solar cells with perovskites and CIGS
Ayodhya N. Tiwari / Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

16:00
What can nano really do for solar?
Erik Garnett / AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16:40
Final words, farewell

16:50
End of program

18:00
Dinner

Poster

No. 1:
Compact overview of surface photovoltage techniques
Thomas  Dittrich / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy

No. 2:
Anchoring of a dye precursor on p-type NiO(100) studied by RT nc-AFM
Sara Freund / University of Basel

No. 3:
Transparent solar cells inspired by metal oxide layers
Joondong Kim / Incheon National University

No. 4:
Efficiency limits of our 17.8% nanowire solar cell
Jim Quik / Eindhoven University of Technology

No. 5:
Liquid-junction photoelectrochemical solar cells based on aqueous
non-stoichiometric Cu-In-S@ZnS quantum dots
Oleksandr Stroyuk / TU Dresden