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/

31 May

Women in Science & Engineering Conference

Stable Next-generation Photovoltaics logo

Last May 18th 2016, our StableNextSol colleague Dr. Beatriz Romero organized the Women in Science & Engineering Conference at Rey Juan Carlos University .

This conference focused on the need to dismantle gender stereotypes and encourage female students to develop scientific and technical careers. Ana Puy, Director of the Women and Science Unit of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, was one of the invited speakers.

Conference flyer and video1, video2 (in Spanish)

23 May

ISOPHOS 2016 – 11-15 September 2016, Tuscany (Italy)

The 10th edition of the International School on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (ISOPHOS 2016) will be held from the11th till 15th of September 2016 in the wonderful atmosphere of Castiglione della Pescaia (Tuscany, Italy).

The school focuses on recent advances in science and technology of organic and hybrid photovoltaic devices, including perovskites, dye solar cells, polymers, and the use of Graphene and other 2D materials for energy applications.

ISOPHOS is organized by the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), ENEA and Cicci Research with the sponsorship of the European COST Action StableNextSol, the European Graphene Flagship, the EU CHEOPS and CHEETAH projects, the EU ITN Destiny project, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and the italian projects PRIN-Aquasol and “Research on innovative photovoltaic technologies” funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

Confirmed School Speakers:

•JULIAN BURSCHKA (Merck group, Germany)
•MATTHIAS AUF DER MAUR (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
•MARISKA DE WILD-SCHOLTEN (SmartGreenScans, Netherlands)
•MÓNICA LIRA-CANTÚ (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
•LUCIO CINÁ (Center of Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, Italy)
•GERRIT BOSCHLOO (Uppsala University, Sweden)
•BJÖRN NIESEN (EPFL, Switzerland)

Grants for participation to the School are available.
See ISOPHOS 2016 webpage for additional details.

The Organizing committee
Aldo Di Carlo, Paola Delli Veneri, Francesca Brunetti, Thomas M. Brown

06 Apr

Workshop on lifetime and stability of hybrid and organic devices

The Workshop on lifetime and stability of hybrid and organic devices, that will take place in Paris (FR), 21-22 April 2016, is co-organized and features contributions of several StableNextSol members.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss common strategies and solutions for improving the lifetime and stability of organic devices and hybrid systems such as perovskite.

Important dates and information in the workshop webpage

  • COST is supported by the
    EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

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