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Technical Program Committee
W1 – 2D materials
W2 – Perovskite
W3 – Energy Efficiency
W4 – Ternary and multinary compounds
W5 – Li-ion Techno. & Beyond
W6 – Smart Grid
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4. Energy storage Tutorial
Engineering 2D/3D Hybrid Perovskites for Stable and Efficient Solar Cells
By Dr Ines Garcia Benito, EPFL, Switzerland. Three-dimensional (3D) methylammonium lead iodide perovskite solar cells are undoubtedly leading the photovoltaic scene ...
Validating Microgrids Islanding and Black Start Procedures in a Laboratorial Environment
By Dr. Luís Miguel Miranda, INESCTEC, Portugal. Microgrids (MG) are extremely flexible low voltage (LV) networks capable of operating interconnected with ...
Engineering and Automation Perspectives of Team Maryland in the 2017 US Solar Decathlon
By Prof. Raymond Adomaitis, University of Maryland, USA. The engineering design of reACT (resilient Adaptive Climate Technology) was driven by a ...
Optoelectronics of two - dimensional post - transition metal chalcogenides
By Dr. Samuel Magorrian, National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK We present the analysis of electronic band structure of InSe and ...
Excitons in 3D Pb-free Bulk and in Mixed 3D/2D Hybrid Perovskites: Optical Signatures and Spatial Localization
By Dr. Giacomo-Giorgi, University of Perugia, Italy. Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites (OIHPs) are undoubtedly playing the key role in the realm of ...
Solibro CIGS Technology – from small cell CIGS devices to industrial manufacturing in a global production
By Dr. Ralf Hunger, Head of Process Integration, Solibro Hi-tech GmbH, Germany. Solibro is an international group of research, engineering, and ...
Understanding Lithium Metal Failure Mechanism in Realistic High-Energy Pouch Cells
By Dr. Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest national laboratory & University of Arkansas, USA To significantly boost the energy of the state-of-art ...
Long and short term PV module and array performance calculations and feasibility studies
By Prof. Bulent Akinoglu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. While solar photovoltaic (PV) R/D is heavily continuing, worldwide solar power ...
Operation of Isolated Power Systems under High Shares of Renewables
By Dr Lukas Sigrist, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain. The increasing penetration of large shares of renewable energy resources allows reducing ...
Microscopic Additive Effect on SEI Film Formation in Sodium-Ion Batteries: A Computational Chemical Study based on Red Moon Methodology
By Prof. Masataka Nagaoka, Nagoya University, Japan. Recently, we have developed a new efficient hybrid Monte Carlo (MC)/molecular dynamics (MD) reaction ...
Support for innovation from the Local Government: the example of Valencian cities network for innovation
By Mr. Jose Benlloch Fernandez, Mayor of Vila-real City, Spain. For the most advanced modern societies, the promotion of knowledge is ...
Towards zero-energy buildings and neighborhoods
By Dr Maria Wall, Associate Prof., Division of Energy and Building Design, Lund University, Sweden. The presentation will cover topics as: - ...
Use of Microgrids and DERs for black start and islanding operation
By Prof. Joao Peças Lopes, Porto University, Portugal. Microgrids can be considered as the building block of a SmartGrid. These networks ...
Progress and Challenges in High-efficiency Kesterite Solar Cells
By Dr. Teodor Todorov, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA. Thin-film multinary chalcogenide absorbers have numerous attractive properties ...
Towards the ultimate Silicon solar cell and module
By Dr. Ivan Gordon, Silicon PV group, imec, Belgium. In this presentation, the current status and the main R&D challenges of ...
Strategies for hole transporting layer for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells
By Dr Samrana Kazim, BCMaterials-Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain. Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have shown ...
The quest for new functional applications of environmentally friendly ceramic tiles in the context of a circular economy
Prof. Juan Bautista Carda Castelló, Universitat Jaume I, Spain The Spanish industry of ceramic tiles manufacturing is mainly concentrated in Castelló, ...
Kesterite Thin Film Photovoltaics: Review on Cationic and Anionic Substitution for High Efficiency Solar Cells
By Dr. Edgardo Saucedo, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Barcelona, Spain. The so called kesterite (Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 – CZTSSe; Cu2ZnSnS4 – ...
Safe Li-ion Batteries and Beyond for Energy Storage and EVs
By Dr. Karim Zaghib, Director at Hydro-Québec, Canada. We report a Li-ion battery that can be charged within few minutes, passes ...
Recent advances, current challenges and future trends on sodium-ion batteries.
By Prof. Teófilo ROJO 1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry. Faculty of Science and Technology. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), ...
Development of High performance Cadmium free Cu-chalcopyrite thin film solar cells with CBD-Zn(S,O) buffer layer
By Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui, Chairman of the Scientific Council, Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN), Rabat, ...
Energy Efficiency and using of Renewable Energy In the field of tension between prosperity, environmental protection, resource conservation and economical aspects
By Dr. Saad Baradiy, iproplan® Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany. The author will explain the state of the art in Germany with current ...
Benefits of Scale-up Building Energy Efficiency Programs
By Prof. Moncef Krarti, University of Colorado, USA. The presentation introduces a new concept of energy productivity that accounts for both ...
Prof. Ismael Saadoune FST, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco Prof. Ismael Saadoune, FST, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco. Biography Ismael SAADOUNE, Full Professor in the ...
By Dr. Khalil Amine, distinguished Fellow and manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology program at Argonne National Laboratory, IL, ...
Crystalsol's Printed Single Crystalline Kesterite Photovoltaic Modules
By Prof. Dieter Meissner, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Crystalsol, a spin-out company of Tallinn University of Technology, has developed a ...
Interface Characteristics of 2D Organic Materials on Metal Surfaces
By Prof. Abdelkader Kara, University of Central Florida, USA. Organic materials are playing an increasing role in electronics and particularly in ...
Prof. Abdelilah Benyoussef, Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research, Morocco. Prof. Abdelilah Benyoussef received his "Doctorat d’état" degree from ...
New 2D materials: silicene and phosphorene
By Prof. Hamid Oughaddou, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, Université Paris-Sud, France The remarkable properties of graphene stem from its two-dimensional ...
Structural Disorder in Kesterite-type Semiconductors
By Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany. Kesterite-type compound semiconductors (Cu2ZnSnS4 – CZTS, Cu2ZnSnSe4 – CZTSe) are probably the most ...
Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin
Biography Prof. Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin current research at EPFL focuses on Dye Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells, CO2 reduction, Hydrogen production, ...
Engineering of novel electronic materials by the atomically precise on-surface synthesis of graphene nanostructures
Dr. Oliver Gröning, Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland Graphene provides an ideal platform to create diverse electronic properties by ...
Copper-based chalcogenides for ultrathin inorganic solar cells
Emerging Cu-based materials are explored to benefit from the energetically high-lying Cu d-state in combination with low effective mass of ...
Computer modelling and design of two-dimensional materials beyond graphene
By Dr. Ari Paavo Seitsonen, Research Engineer at École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. The continuous miniaturization, emergence of the practical realization ...
Perovskite solar cells: A paradigm shift in thin film photovoltaics research
By Prof. Shahzada Ahmad, Basque Center for Materials, Applications, and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain. Perovskites solar cells (PSCs) have emerged as a ...
Late Submission Deadline
October 10, 2018
Notification to authors
October 22, 2018
Final version due
November 08, 2018
November 08, 2018
Dec., 5-8, 2018
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