International Conference Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17)

Yokohama, Japan, 2nd - 4th of February 2017

Solar energy conversion by low-cost and efficient photovoltaic devices is a steadily increasing its contribution in the global demand of renewable energy. Hybrid and organic solar cells are highly promising power sources due to their significant progress in efficiency and processing technology. A paradigmatic example are Perovskite-based hybrid solar cells that have demonstrated very high performance, reaching the efficiency shown by silicon-based solar cells. In addition, these hybrid solar cells present fascinating opportunities for scientific research and technological development.[+]

Conference chairs:

Tsutomu Miyasaka, Toin University of Yokohama, JP
Hiroshi Segawa, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,The University of Tokyo, JP
Ivan Mora-Seró, Institute of Advanced Materials, Universitat Jaume I, ES

 

International Conference on Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics (ABXPV17)

Valencia, Spain, 1st - 2nd of March 2017

The studies on perovskite solar cells have sparkled a new scientific revolution in the area of thin film photovoltaic materials. In particular, increasing the efficiency and stability of lead and tin based perovskite is a very exciting challenge. Moreover, the particular physical and chemical properties of these perovskites offer scientists a fantastic playground.[+]

Conference chairs:

Henk Bolink, Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de Valencia, ES
David Cahen, Faculty of Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

 

International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV17)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 22th - 24th of May 2017.

HOPV is now established as a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of the advances in hybrid and organic photovoltaics. Building upon the success of the previous HOPV conferences, the HOPV 2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for students, scientists and engineers around the world to familiarize themselves with the latest developments on solar energy harvesting and to get inspirations as well as exchanging ideas with the leading scientists from these areas. [+]

Conference chairs:

Anders Hagfeldt, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
Michael Graetzel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
Mohammad Nazeeruddin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH



4-6 September 2017

Material and Device Innovations for the Practical Implementation of Solar Fuels

Conference chairs:

 
Wilson Smith, Delft University of Technology, NL
Ki Tae Nam , Seoul National University, KR

4-6 September 2017

Semiconductor Thin Film Photovoltaics Fundamentals and Applications


Conference chairs:

Emilio Palomares , Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), ES
Garry Rumbles, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US

7-8 September 2017

Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Conference chairs:

Arjan Houtepen, Delft University of Technology, DE
Zeger Hens, Ghent University, BE

7-8 September 2017

Charge Transfer and Transport at the Nanoscale

Conference chairs:

Daniël Vanmaekelbergh, Utrecht University, NL
Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania, US

7-8 September 2017

Two Dimensional Materials

Conference chairs:

Hermenegildo Garcia, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, ES
Ana Primo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, ES

 

International Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Optoelectronics (MECO17)

Havana, Cuba, 11th - 12th of December 2017

The scope of the conference is multidisciplinary, focusing on novel materials with application in energy conversion and optoelectronics, ranging a wide spectrum of devices from photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic production of solar fuels, sensing, and (stimulated) light emission.[+]

Conference chairs:

Ivan Mora-Seró, Universitat Jaume I, ES
Sixto Gimenez, Universitat Jaume I, ES

 

International Conference on New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions (CellMatrix)

Berlin, Germany, 20th - 21st of October 2016

Solid tissues consist of two insoluble components: cells and the protein-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) in which cells reside. While the matrix has long been viewed as a static “home” for cells, a growing body of work is revealing that physicochemical properties, such as rigidity and structure, of ECM can drastically affect cell behaviors and tissue development in ways similar to soluble biochemical signals. Emerging field of mechanotransduction or mechanobiology posits that the physicochemical properties of ECM induce cell behaviors, which necessitates some mechanism of sensing and subsequent feedback to modulate cell behavior.

The structure of the ECM, e.g. biochemical ligand spacing or ligand molecular conformation, also affects cell behavior by engaging different intracellular signaling pathways. Finally, this interaction is increasingly complex in living tissues as a marked reciprocal relationship exists between cells and the ECM: cells can modulate the ECM, and the ECM’s physicochemical properties can trigger intracellular responses.[+]

Conference chairs:

Sapun Parekh, Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, DE
Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University, US
Allen Liu, University of Michigan, US