07 Nov

Stability of Emerging Photovoltaics: from Fundamentals to Applications (SEPV18) – Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for our last meeting “Stability of Emerging Photovoltaics: from Fundamentals to Applications (SEPV18)” to be held from the 20th to the 23rd of February, 2018 in Barcelona (Spain). http://stabilityemergingphotovoltics.com/

Abstract submission is now open!

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission:
31st of December 2018 (for oral presentation)
1st of February 2018 (only for poster and virtual presentation)

Please submit your abstract at: http://stabilityemergingphotovoltics.com/call-for-abstracts/

Please register: http://stabilityemergingphotovoltics.com/registration-accommodation/

The number of participants is limited to 150

This symposium is organized by the StableNextSol COST Action project which celebrates its closure with this conference. The symposium is focused on the stability of Emerging Solar Cells such as, Organic, Perovskites, Quantum Dots, Hybrid and Dye sensitized Solar Cells, including Tandem architectures. The main objective is the understanding of the different degradation mechanisms that affect solar cell stability and the development of innovative methods to improve device lifetime. The meeting solicits abstracts related to new highly stable materials, interfaces, barrier layers, improvement on device architecture, novel characterization techniques, simulation, fabrication methods, and modules. Abstracts dedicated to novel applications, response under low light irradiation, characterization protocols and devices and modules with extended lifetime are also welcome.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Prof. Nam-Gyu Park (KR)
Prof. Natalie Stingelin (USA)
Prof. Jenny Nelson (UK)
Prof. Zakya Kafafi (USA)
Prof. Anders Hagfeldt (CH)
Prof. Christoph Brabec (GE)
Prof. Rene Janssen (NL)
Prof. Juan Bisquert (ES)
Prof. James Durrant (UK)
Prof. Aldo di Carlo (IT)
Dr. Olga Malinkiewicz (PL)
Dr. Giulia Grancini (CH)
Dr. Selina Olthof (GE)
Dr. Mariska de Wild-Scholten (NL)

Topics include:

  • Perovskite, Organic, Quantum Dots, Hybrid, Dye Sensitized and Tandem Solar Cells
  • Synthesis of new stable materials
  • Device architecture for stable devices
  • Characterization, Modelling
  • New applictions
  • Characterization and Testing Protocols
  • Fabrication and Scale up
  • Device Stability

Travel Scholarships: The StableNextSol COST Action project has allocated a limited number of scholarships for COST members (students and ECI[1] but not MCs[2]) who have contributed with outstanding results on solar cell stability. Anyone willing to apply for the economic support should submit an abstract (as presenting author) indicating their willing to be supported and indicating the publication details of the work (with Acknowledgements to the StableNextSol COST project). Abstracts without these details won’t be considered for financial support. All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

[1] ECI = Early career investigators (researcher whose career spun less than 8 years between the date of the PhD/doctorate (or similar experience) and the date of involvement in the COST Action).

[2] MC = Management committee member.

09 May

10th International Summit on Stability of Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells (ISOS-10)

We cordially invite you to attend the 10th International Summit on Stability of Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells (ISOS-10), which will be hosted by the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), from October 18 – 20, 2017.  ISOS has been running since 2008 and has rapidly become one of the most attended workshops in the field, bringing together an expert community both from industry and academia. The program includes round table discussions and the limited number of participants creates a unique atmosphere for informal scientific exchange. This year’s program will cover the following topics: degradation of photo-active materials and full devices in the field of organic, hybrid and perovskite solar cells, flexible gas barriers, applications and standards, characterization techniques and few talks from related optoelectronic devices, for example OLEDs or Si PV reliability.


More info at http://isos10.mcast.edu.mt/isos10/

11 May

The call for STSMs for the 2nd year of the Action is now closed

The call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) for the 2nd year of our Action is now closed. However, keep sending your CVs for further evaluation steps! The STSMs will be held between June 2015 and May 2016.

COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities. The aim of a STSM is to contribute to the scientific objectives of a COST Action. These Missions (Inter-laboratory Exchange Visits) aim to strengthen the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for young scientists.

Submit today your proposal to StableNextSol

15 Apr

Next StableNextSol MC and WG Meetings

The 3rd MC Meeting / 2nd WG Meeting of our StableNextSol COST Action will be held in Lille (France) on 11th-15th May 2015, before the Symposium E of the E-MRS Spring Meeting. MC Members will receive the formal invitation to participate in due course. A budget of 600 € has been allocated to travel to the MC/WG Meeting (compatible to attend the E-MRS).


  • Meeting Venue: Congress Center (Grand Palais) in Lille
  • Hotel: 100 €/night maximum (share with other Member is possible). Maximum of 3 nights.
  • Transportation: 300 € maximum.
  • Meals: no reimbursement for meals


For any questions please contact us

  • COST is supported by the
    EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia - ICN2