You are invited to participate in the International Conference Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17) to be held in Yokohama, Japan from 2nd to 4th 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. The main topics of this conference are related to material preparation, modelling and fabrication of hybrid and organic photovoltaic cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, organic thin film solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and perovskite solar cells. Building upon success of the previous HOPV conferences, Asia-Pacific International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17) in Yokohama will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics.


Topics to be covered by the conference:

  • Material synthesis and processing
  • Theoretical modelling of materials and devices
  • Device architecture and optimisation
  • Structural and functional characterisation
  • Material and device stability
  • Scale up and commercial development
  • Related applications, including tandem devices, optoetectronic devices, sensing devices, solar to fuel conversion, life cycle and environmental study


Asia-Pacific International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17) is held in Yokohama, Japan, as the first HOPV meetingheld in the area of Asian and Pacific rim countries, following the great success of previous HOPV meetings in Europe. With a relatively short trip for researchers of Asian and Pacific rim countries, city of Yokohama, west of Tokyo, is directly accessible from Tokyo’s airports. The venue is a world-class exhibition centre in Yokohama, built in the ocean facing corner of beautiful culture section, Minato Mirai. As the first international trading harbor city, Yokohama opened its port in 1859, and is now the second largest city in Japan, pleasing visitors with nice coexistence of modern and classic streets. With two full day conference at the bay overlooking rooms, we also like to invite you to a luxurious Yokohama-bay night cruise for social dinner.

For more info check Yokohama tourist website:

Travel plans, sightseeing in Japan and Visa application Leadman Travel Service: Mr. Shimizu

Social Dinner

The AP-HOPV17 Social Dinner will take place on 3rd of February 2017 at The Royal Wing Entertainment Restaurant Ship.

Please book your social dinner ticket in advance through registration as there will be limited seats. Deadline for buying the ticket for the Social Dinner is on 8th January 2017. The organization will collect the tickets at the entrance for capacity reasons.


Keynote Speakers

Martin Green (University of New South Wales, AU)
Anders Hagfeldt (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CH)

Invited Speakers

Chris Case (Oxford PV Ltd, UK)
Yi-Bing Cheng (Monash University, AU)
James Durrant (Imperial College London, UK)
Liyuan Han (National Institute for Materials Science, JP)
Jenny Nelson (Imperial College London, UK)
Nam-Gyu Park (Sunkyunkwan University, KR)
Sang ll Seok (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), KR)
Tze-Chien Sum (Nanyang Technological University, SG)
Koichi Yamashita (University of Tokyo, JP)
Kai Zhu (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US)

Invited Speakers Sessions

Atsushi Wakamiya (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, JP)
Peter C.Y Chen (National Cheng Kung University, TW)
Qing Shen (University of Electrocomunications, JP)
Elizabeth von Hauff (University Amsterdam, NL)
Yanfa Yan (The University of Toledo, US)

Poster Prizes AP-HOPV17

Nominations for the following awards are open to all posters presented in AP-HOPV17:

  • 1 x Annual Subscription to RSC Journal
  • 3 x Annual Subscriptions to Molecular System Design and Engineering Journal
  • 3 x 100€ book vouchers for Wiley Editorial
  • 1 x 50 pounds book voucher from Material Chemistry Frontiers

A Scientific Comittee will award best posters during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday February 4th.




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