Red de Excelencia
Aims and Objectives
This network aims to integrate the leading research groups in the field of emerging photovoltaic technologies, materials and devices employing thin films, which combine organic and inorganic elements and nanocrystalline systems like quantum dots. These systems have the greatest potential today to develop new photovoltaic technologies to revolutionize the production of electricity from renewable sources. The network focusses on the new high performance hybrid perovskite solar cells; quantum dots, nanophotovoltaics new concepts and technologies based on high efficiency (tandem multijunction cells, solar concentration) as well as in the development of hybrid and multicomponent systems able to synergistically incorporate the advantages of the different technologies structures. Other optoelectronic applications of these materials are also explored.
The network promotes an overall context of cooperation to foster the realization of competitive research and coordinated participation in national and European projects, and increase the visibility of this team of researchers within the European and international scientific community. Network activities consist open scientific meetings and workshops emphasizing the active participation of young researchers.
Research Workshop: Fundamental Processes in Perovskite and Thin Film Solar Cells (EMTECH) - Seville, 2-3 October 2017
Organizers: Juan Antonio Anta (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain) and Hernán Míguez (Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla, Spain)
The purpose of the workshop was the presentation and discussion of works related to the latest developments of thin-film solar cells, especially perovskite hybrid metal-organic but also related concepts, with special emphasis on the fundamental understanding of those optical and electronic processes (absorption, photonics, selective contacts, electronic and ionic transport, recombination, hysteresis...) that determine its operation, efficiency and stability. The workshop also aims to be a meeting point for researchers and students of the Spanish scientific community dedicated to these issues, but will also be open to the participation of researchers from other countries. Likewise, the participation of researchers in training, who will be able to attend talks developed by the main experts, and also present their own achievements, will be favored in a special way.
Invited speakers: Miguel Anaya (Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC)), Eva Barea (Universitat Jaume I), Juan Bisquert (Universitat Jaume I), Mauricio E. Calvo (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS-CSIC)), Vladimir Chirvony (Universidad de Valencia), Gustavo de Miguel Rojas (Universidad de Córdoba), Juan Galisteo-López (ICMS-CSIC), Alejandro Goñi ( (CSIC - ICMAB)), Jesús Idígoras (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Pilar Lopez-Varo (Universidad de Granada), Laura Miranda (OxfordPV), Iván Mora-Seró (Universitat Jaume I), Javier Navas (Universidad de Cádiz), Gerko Oskam (CINVESTAV, México), Pablo Perez-Boix (Universitat de València), Juan Ramón Sánchez-Valencia (Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC)), Eugenia Zugasti (CENER)
Research Workshop for Young Researchers Thin Film Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies (EMTECH) - Barcelona, 27-28 April 2017
Organizers: Mariano Campoy Quiles (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain) and Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez (IREC and Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
This meeting presented the research landscape in emerging thin-layer technologies, with optoelectronic applications (such as light emission) and energetic (mainly photovoltaic) applications. For this purpose, materials deposited as thin layers (thin film) with their corresponding contacts are used in a generic way. Active components of these emerging technologies include inorganic organic hybrid materials, molecular materials, 2D materials, high performance hybrid perovskites in photovoltaics, and quantum dots. The meeting also aimed to be a forum for discussion of new concepts in devices, such as semitransparent devices, devices enhanced by the use of photonics, or nanophotovoltaics. The meeting aims to integrate different areas of research, and facilitate the participation of young researchers, who may attend lectures developed by leading experts, and also present their own achievements, and establish numerous partnerships.
Invited speakers: Ramón Alcubilla (UPC), Juan A. Anta (UPO), Francisco Fabregat (UJI), F. Pelayo Garcia de Arquer (University of Toronto), Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO), Juan P. Martinez Pastor (UV), Jordi Martorell (ICFO), Agustín Mihi (ICMAB), Edgardo Saucedo (IREC), David M. Tanenbaum (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Center)
Research Workshop for Young Researchers Thin Film Emerging Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Technologies (EMTECH) - Valencia, 17-18 November 2016
Organizers: Juan Bisquert (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and Juan Martínez Pastor (Universitat de València, Spain)
This meeting aimed to present the research landscape in emerging thin-film technologies, with applications in capture, conversion and energy storage, and optoelectronic. These emerging technologies are to develop devices for certain applications, such as photovoltaic and light emission. For this, thin film materials and the corresponding contacts are used. These materials combine organic and inorganic elements, for example, but not exclusively, hybrid organic inorganic materials, molecular materials, 2D materials, the new hybrid perovskite solar cells of high performance; quantum dots, the nanophotovoltaic. Additionally, optoelectronic applications of these materials are explored. The meeting aimed to integrate different areas of research, and facilitate the participation of young researchers, who may attend lectures developed by leading experts, and also present their own achievements, and establish numerous partnerships.
Invited speakers: Teresa Andreu (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)), Juan A. Anta (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain), Juan Bisquert (Universitat Jaume I, Spain), Henk Bolink (Universitat de València, Spain), Mariano Campoy (ICMAB-CSIC), Carmen Coya (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), Hermenegildo García (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), Juan Martínez Pastor (Universitat de València, Spain), Hernan Míguez (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain), Paul Pistor (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research IREC, Spain), Ramón Tena (CIDETEC, Spain)
International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV18) - Benidorm, Spain, 28 – 31 May 2018
nanoGe Fall Meeting 2018 - Malaga, Spain, 24 - 31 October 2018