Keynotes

 

Investigation of Dust Adhesion on PV-Modules at a Microstructural Level
Prof. Joerg Bagdahn, President of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
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Stable perovskite solar cells by 2D/3D interface engineering
By Prof. Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
What Drop on Demand (D-O-D) Inkjet printing bring to solar energy industry? Challenges for a solar PV module to be fully manufactured with a printed process
By Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui, President of the Scientific Council of IRESEN – Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles.
Recent advances in solar irradiation predictions as the input of solar system simulations: From Earth’s surface measurements to satellite imagery; From Angstrom correlation to ANN
Prof. Dr. Bulent Akinoglu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Metal-Organic Frameworks from Design Strategies to Applications
Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Science and Associate Director of the Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center at KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Advanced Concentrating Thermal Technologies for Power and Process Heat Generation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal, DLR, Institute of Solar Research, Cologne, Germany.

Workshop 3: Workshop on Challenges and Advancements of Electric Vehicle Batteries (EVB): Li-ion and Beyond

Battery Energy Storage Systems for Grid Applications-Results from the Field
Dr. Jud Virden, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Building the Next Generation High Energy and Low Cost Batteries
Dr. Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
Why do we care about lithium?
Dr. Emilio E. Bunel, Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM), Chile
Enabling Competent Electrical Vehicles
Dr. Wenjuan Mattis, Vice President of Microvast Inc, China.
Next Generation Lithium Ion batteries and Beyond
Dr. Khalil Amine, Distinguished Fellow and manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology program at Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
Glass Protected Li Metal Electrodes for Next Generation Batteries
Dr. Steven Visco, CEO of PolyPlus Battery Company, Berkeley, California USA.

Workshop 1: Materials development in emerging energy technologies Workshop

Introduction by Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui:
Materials for photovoltaic technologies: State of the art, challenges: The coming decade of Opportunities
Chaiman of the scientific council
Institut de Recheche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles.

Development of Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices for Next Generation Photovoltaics: Opportunities and Challenges
Prof. Mohamed Henini, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, U.K
Materials for solar energy conversion and storage: Computational predictions of physical properties using Density Functional Theory (DFT)
Prof. Abdelilah Benyoussef, Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research, Morocco
New routes to highest conversion efficiencies for solar energy conversion and direct solar water splitting: III-V semiconductor structures on silicon
Prof. Thomas Hannappel, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institut für Physik, Ilmenau, Germany.
Nanomaterials contribution to the development of future clean energy sources
Prof. Abdelhafed Taleb, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
High Performance Computing in material science
Prof. Othmane Bouhali, Research professor and director of research computing at Texas A&M University, Qatar
Toward material engineering for energy conversion strategies using solar spectrum
Prof. Mustapha Jouiad, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
Future applications for the world’s oldest photovoltaic material
Dr. Teodor Todorov, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA.
Low carbon emissions technology using local clay catalysts
Prof. Tarik Chafik, FST Tangier, Morocco
Laser Sculpting and Processing of Silicon for Photovoltaics
Dr. Alpan Bek, Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GÜNAM) and Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Workshop 3: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) workshop.

The workshop was initiated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European competence center for power generation.

2. Technical requirements for central receiver systems: design, materials, components and HTF (Molten salt, air?)
3. Challenges for heliostat development
Dr. Reiner Buck, DLR, Germany
4. Design, materials and requirements to operate parabolic trough systems with new Silicon Oil as new HTF
5. Potential use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes
Klaus Hennecke, DLR, Germany
6. How to measure and avoid soiling in large solar plants
Dr. Peter Heller, DLR, Germany
7. How to build an effective single tank molten salt storage system with 4 MWh
Dr. Thomas Bauer, DLR, Germany
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