3rd International Congress

Next Generation Solar Energy Meets Nanotechnology

23-25 November 2016, Erlangen


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Next Generation Solar Energy

The focus of this congress is to cross-link at an early stage world-class science and business in the area of next generation energy (essentially photovoltaics) to further enhance technological and commercial exploitation.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn about latest developments and current projects in this field and to exchange ideas and experiences with experts from around the world. The goal is to incubate new projects in the growing field of next generation photovoltaics.


Under the aegis of the project association “Environmentally Compatible Applications of Nanotechnology”, universities and research institutions are collaborating in applied research projects for the responsible use of nanotechnology. We aim to develop environmentally safe applications for organic photovoltaics, energy storage devices and thermoelectrics. At the same time, we wish to increase awareness of the opportunities and potentials of these new technologies and promote an objective discussion in public and among experts.

Further information under the following link: www.umwelt-nanotech.de/en/

Scientific Advisory Council:

  • Prof Dr Christoph Brabec, ZAE Bayern, FAU Erlangen
  • PD Dr Silke Christiansen, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen
  • Prof Dr Dirk Guldi, Chair of Physical Chemistry, FAU Erlangen
  • Prof Dr Wolfgang Heiß, FAU Erlangen
  • Prof Dr Andreas Hirsch, FAU Erlangen
  • Prof Dr. Wolfgang Mayer, HS Kempten
  • Prof Dr Christoph Pflaum, FAU Erlangen
  • Prof Dr Rik Tykwinski, FAU Erlangen

In the context of 13 SLOTS the following 6 Topics will be discussed:

  1. OPV (materials, devices, multijunctions, processing)
  2. Perovskite (materials, devices, processing)
  3. Next Generation Concepts (Up & Down Conversion, interband conversion, hot carrier relaxation, TT Harvesting, …)
  4. Solution processed quantum dots, colloidal and nanostructured "Solar Energy Harvesting"
  5. High and low T "Solar Water Splitting"
  6. Energy storage devices and thermoelectricity