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5 - 8 July 2021
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Scope of the Conference

Solar Fuels and Storage Technologies

• Solar energy conversion and storage systems;
• Photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting;
• Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction;
• Solar redox flow cells;
• Novel photoabsorbers and electrocatalysts;
• Fundamental studies and advanced characterization;
• Devices and system demonstration: sustainability and scalability.

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

• DSSCs Fundamentals and current developments;
• Materials for DSSCs, substrates, dyes, co-adsorbents, charge transport layers, electrolytes and additives;
• DSSCs Simulation, modelling, design and testing;
• Flexible, transparent, photochromic, solid, and quasi-solid state devices;
• DSSCs integrated systems;
• DSSCs for low power applications;
• Market targeting developments.

Perovskite Solar Cells

• New materials for high efficient cells;
• Single and multi-junction;
• Pb-free absorber;
• Environmental impact and cost analysis;
• Stability and encapsulation;
• Fundamental studies and advanced characterization;
• Machine learning, modelling and simulation studies;
• Large area, module and industrialization.

Solar Energy Policy

Round-table discussion the latest trends on the sector

Extended! deadline for submission of abstracts: June 4th (23:00 Lisbon time)
Notification of abstract acceptance: June 7th
Deadline for submission of recorded oral presentation/ePoster: June 28th (17:00 Lisbon time)
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Perovskite Solar Cells
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Solar Fuel and Storage Technologies
Solar Energy Policy
Scope of Solar Power Technologies

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Co-chairs

ADÉLIO MENDES

Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

ROEL VAN DE KROL

Head of the Institute for Solar Fuels at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

FRÉDÉRIC SAUVAGE

Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keynote Speakers

Michael Grätzel

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Gerrit Boschloo

Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

Elizabeth Gibson

Newcastle University, England

Shuzi Hayase

The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo

Anders Bentien

Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Monica Lira-Cantu

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Joel W. Ager

Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley

Marina Freitag

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Energy Materials Group), Newcastle University, England

Stefaan De Wolf

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Song Jin

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Industry Speakers

Nuno Moreira

Dourogás SGPS (CEO), Portugal

Emiliano Bellini

pv magazine (Editor), pv magazine Spain, LatAm, France

Maria Laura Parisi

University of Siena, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, R^2ES Laboratory, Italy

Olle Lundberg

Evolar AB (CTO), Sweden

Helmut Ehrenberg

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Germany

Stephan Herbst

Toyota Motor Europe

Hugo Campelo

EFACEC, Portugal

Pedro Sousa

EFACEC, Portugal

Chris Case

Oxford PV, England

Invited Speakers

Antonio Abate

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Hwan Kyu Kim

Korea University, Korea

Manuel Alvarez-Guerra

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Federico Bella

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Syed Ghufran Hashmi

University of Oulu, Finland

Erwin Reisner

Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, England

Torben Lund

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark

Dowon Bae

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

Sophia Haussener

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Suraj Soman

CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, India

Teresa Andreu

Department of Materials Science and Physical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain

Goreti Sales

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Trystan Watson

SPECIFIC, Swansea University, Wales

David Tilley

Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Maria Antonietta Loi

Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Michael Saliba

Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) University of Stuttgart, and Research Center Jüllich, Germany

Fatwa F. Abdi

Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Ana Flavia Nogueira

University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Center for Innovation in New Energies, Brazil

Amran Al-Ashouri

Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells, Helmholtz Center Berlin, Germany

Andreas Hinsch

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Yinghuan Kuang

imec, Thin-Film Photovoltaics (partner in Solliance and Energyville), Belgium

Dávid Forgács

Saule Technologies, Poland

Matteo Bonomo

University of Turin, Italy

Marcin Ziółek

Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Renaud Demadrille

Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (CEA-CNRS-UGA), France

Shahzada Ahmad

BCMaterials, Basque center for Materials, University of Basque country, Leioa, Spain

Jorge Martins

Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal

Ludmilla Steier

Imperial College London, England

Program

Daily program based on Lisbon timezone

Full program will be available on here

July 5: Solar Fuel and Storage Technologies Symposium

Opening speech by Michael Grätzel from 9h00 to 10h15, followed “Solar Fuel and Storage Technologies” from 10h15 to 18h30

July 6: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Symposium

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Symposium from 9h00 to 17h30, including poster session

July 7: Perovskite Solar Cells Symposium

Perovskite Solar Cells Symposium from 9h00 to 17h30, including poster session

July 8: Perovskite solar cells/Solar Energy Policy Symposiums

Perovskite Solar Cells Symposium from 9h00 to 12h30, followed by Solar Energy Policy round-table discussion from 13h30 to 16h30

ANTONIO ABATE
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Antonio Abate is a team leader at the Helmholtz-Centrum Berlin in Germany, Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy and Visiting Professor at Fuzhou University in China. He is researching solar energy conversion with halide perovskites. Before the current position, Antonio led the solar cell research at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne within the group of Prof. Grätzel. He worked for four years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford under Prof. Snaith and the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Steiner. Antonio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Naples Federico II in 2006. He got his PhD summa cum laude at Politecnico di Milano in 2011 under Prof. Resnati and Prof. Metrangolo.
ANTONIO ABATE
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Antonio Abate is a team leader at the Helmholtz-Centrum Berlin in Germany, Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy and Visiting Professor at Fuzhou University in China. He is researching solar energy conversion with halide perovskites. Before the current position, Antonio led the solar cell research at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne within the group of Prof. Grätzel. He worked for four years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford under Prof. Snaith and the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Steiner. Antonio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Naples Federico II in 2006. He got his PhD summa cum laude at Politecnico di Milano in 2011 under Prof. Resnati and Prof. Metrangolo.
Federico Bella
Politecnico di Torino, IT
Federico Bella was born in Torino in 1987. He is associate professor of Chemical Foundations of Technologies at Politecnico di Torino. He works in the Electrochemistry Group, leading the research activities on hybrid photovoltaics and post-lithium batteries. He has recently received the “Environment, Sustainability & Energy Division early Career Award” from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the “International prize Roberto Piontelli” from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is author of 90 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index 54) and is member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Engineering Journal and ChemSusChem. He is also member of the International Relations Commission of the Italian Chemical Society and Board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. Since 2021, he leads the ERC Starting Grant “SuN2rise” on sun-powered electrochemical nitrogen reduction.
FEDERICO BELLA
Politecnico di Torino, IT
Federico Bella was born in Torino in 1987. He is associate professor of Chemical Foundations of Technologies at Politecnico di Torino. He works in the Electrochemistry Group, leading the research activities on hybrid photovoltaics and post-lithium batteries. He has recently received the “Environment, Sustainability & Energy Division early Career Award” from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the “International prize Roberto Piontelli” from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is author of 90 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index 54) and is member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Engineering Journal and ChemSusChem. He is also member of the International Relations Commission of the Italian Chemical Society and Board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. Since 2021, he leads the ERC Starting Grant “SuN2rise” on sun-powered electrochemical nitrogen reduction.
Manuel Alvarez-Guerra
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Chemical Engineer (2005), Master (2008) and PhD (2010) in Chemical Engineering at Universidad de Cantabria (UC). At present, he is Associate Professor (“Profesor Titular de Universidad”) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in UC. Member of the DePRO research group headed by Prof. Irabien (http://grupos.unican.es/depro/), his current research work is focused on the development of innovative processes for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as formate. Among other responsibilities, Dr. Alvarez-Guerra is the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Chemical Engineering, Energy and Processes of UC, and President of Association of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Cantabria (AQUIQÁN).
Manuel Alvarez-Guerra
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Chemical Engineer (2005), Master (2008) and PhD (2010) in Chemical Engineering at Universidad de Cantabria (UC). At present, he is Associate Professor (“Profesor Titular de Universidad”) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in UC. Member of the DePRO research group headed by Prof. Irabien (http://grupos.unican.es/depro/), his current research work is focused on the development of innovative processes for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as formate. Among other responsibilities, Dr. Alvarez-Guerra is the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Chemical Engineering, Energy and Processes of UC, and President of Association of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering of Cantabria (AQUIQÁN).
Hwan Kyu Kim
Korea University
He received Ph. D in polymer chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). In 2007, he was invited as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry at Korea University. He received the Outstanding Research Award by the Korean Chemical Society, the Distinguished Research Award as well as HanWha Excellent Polymer Research Award by the Korean Polymer Society, and the Monthly Award of Scientist and Engineer by NRF & MOST, etc. He was served as the president of Korean Society of Photoscience and Korean Organic Photovoltaics Society as well as the vice-president of Korean Polymer Society. His current researches have been focused on developing advanced organic and polymer semiconductors as well as carbon-based materials for next generation solar cells and solar batteries.

Hwan Kyu Kim
Korea University
He received Ph. D in polymer chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). In 2007, he was invited as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry at Korea University. He received the Outstanding Research Award by the Korean Chemical Society, the Distinguished Research Award as well as HanWha Excellent Polymer Research Award by the Korean Polymer Society, and the Monthly Award of Scientist and Engineer by NRF & MOST, etc. He was served as the president of Korean Society of Photoscience and Korean Organic Photovoltaics Society as well as the vice-president of Korean Polymer Society. His current researches have been focused on developing advanced organic and polymer semiconductors as well as carbon-based materials for next generation solar cells and solar batteries.

Syed Ghufran Hashmi
University of Oulu-Finland
Syed Ghufran Hashmi is Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Printed Electronics at the Microelectronics Research Unit of University of Oulu-Finland. He has received numerous prestigious funding in the capacity of Project Leader and Principal Investigator from top funding organizations including Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Business Finland and Academy of Finland for the research and development of next generation of photovoltaics devices such as Dye-sensitized solar cells and Perovskite Solar Cells. He received his D.Sc Degree in Engineering Physics from Aalto University – Finland in 2014. Before that, he received his M.Sc Degree in Micro- and Nanotechnology from Helsinki University of Technology – Finland in 2009 and BS Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology – Pakistan in 2002. He has authored nearly 30 scientific publications, which have received 860+ citations. His research interests include Solar Cells, Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting, Solar Fuels, Printable Batteries and Super-capacitors.

Syed Ghufran Hashmi
University of Oulu-Finland
Syed Ghufran Hashmi is Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Printed Electronics at the Microelectronics Research Unit of University of Oulu-Finland. He has received numerous prestigious funding in the capacity of Project Leader and Principal Investigator from top funding organizations including Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Business Finland and Academy of Finland for the research and development of next generation of photovoltaics devices such as Dye-sensitized solar cells and Perovskite Solar Cells. He received his D.Sc Degree in Engineering Physics from Aalto University – Finland in 2014. Before that, he received his M.Sc Degree in Micro- and Nanotechnology from Helsinki University of Technology – Finland in 2009 and BS Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology – Pakistan in 2002. He has authored nearly 30 scientific publications, which have received 860+ citations. His research interests include Solar Cells, Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting, Solar Fuels, Printable Batteries and Super-capacitors.

Frédéric Sauvage
Research Director at CNRS
Dr. Frédéric Sauvage is Research Director at CNRS and group leader of the Photovoltaic and Photochemistry research unit at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, CNRS UMR7314. His research is devoted to new concepts related to solar energy conversion for electricity production using dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite technology, energy conversion and its storage at molecular level of solar energy through photo-rechargeable batteries and on photocatalytic reactions on carbohydrates. A particular emphasis is given in the degradation mechanisms involved in the different type of photo-active electrodes combining in situ / in operando analytical tools and ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopies. He is the coordinator of IMPRESSIVE project funded by the European commission under H2020 program devoted to the development of fully transparent and colourless PV panels associated large bandgap UV perovskite solar cells and selective NIR-dye sensitized solar cells. He is co-founder and scientific chief officer of G+Lyte, a spin-off company from CNRS aiming at the development of new robust electrolyte formulation for DSSC manufacturing.
FRÉDÉRIC SAUVAGE
Research Director at CNRS
Dr. Frédéric Sauvage is Research Director at CNRS and group leader of the Photovoltaic and Photochemistry research unit at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, CNRS UMR7314. His research is devoted to new concepts related to solar energy conversion for electricity production using dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite technology, energy conversion and its storage at molecular level of solar energy through photo-rechargeable batteries and on photocatalytic reactions on carbohydrates. A particular emphasis is given in the degradation mechanisms involved in the different type of photo-active electrodes combining in situ / in operando analytical tools and ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopies. He is the coordinator of IMPRESSIVE project funded by the European commission under H2020 program devoted to the development of fully transparent and colourless PV panels associated large bandgap UV perovskite solar cells and selective NIR-dye sensitized solar cells. He is co-founder and scientific chief officer of G+Lyte, a spin-off company from CNRS aiming at the development of new robust electrolyte formulation for DSSC manufacturing.
Adélio Mendes
Full Professor
Adélio Mendes is full professor at FEUP and researcher at LEPABE, where he leads the Energy, Processes and Products area. His publications include over 390 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 25 patents and he is the author of one book. Prof. Mendes has a track record of experience on European projects; he was the coordinator of projects GOTSolar (FET OPEN no: 687008), BI-DSC (Advanced research grant by ERC), BeingEnergy (303476) and SpecSep (G5RD-CT-2002-00863) and partner in several other projects. Currently, he is the coordinator of EU project 112CO2 (FETPROACT-2019 no: 952219). Prof. Mendes’ awards include Air Products Faculty Excellence 2011 Award (USA), Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011, Ramos Catarino Innovation Award 2011-2012, ACP Diogo Vasconcelos Applied Research Award 2011, Municipal Medal of Merit by the City of Porto Merit – Gold Degree in 2015, Coimbra University Prize of 2016, Scientific Excellence Award by FEUP, Technology Innovation Award 2017 by the University of Porto and Technological Innovation award from the University of Porto (2017) and Model-Based Innovation Prize 2019. Presently, he is the Coordinator of CEner- FEUP, the Competence Center for Energy of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto Prof. Mendes coordinates a large research team with research interests mainly in redox flow batteries and solar redox flow cells, photoelectrochemical water splitting, perovskite solar cells (PSC), dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), PEMFC, membrane and adsorbent-based gas separations, phenomenological modeling and simulation of chemical engineering processes.
ADÉLIO MENDES
Full Professor
Adélio Mendes is full professor at FEUP and researcher at LEPABE, where he leads the Energy, Processes and Products area. His publications include over 390 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 25 patents and he is the author of one book. Prof. Mendes has a track record of experience on European projects; he was the coordinator of projects GOTSolar (FET OPEN no: 687008), BI-DSC (Advanced research grant by ERC), BeingEnergy (303476) and SpecSep (G5RD-CT-2002-00863) and partner in several other projects. Currently, he is the coordinator of EU project 112CO2 (FETPROACT-2019 no: 952219). Prof. Mendes’ awards include Air Products Faculty Excellence 2011 Award (USA), Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011, Ramos Catarino Innovation Award 2011-2012, ACP Diogo Vasconcelos Applied Research Award 2011, Municipal Medal of Merit by the City of Porto Merit – Gold Degree in 2015, Coimbra University Prize of 2016, Scientific Excellence Award by FEUP, Technology Innovation Award 2017 by the University of Porto and Technological Innovation award from the University of Porto (2017) and Model-Based Innovation Prize 2019. Presently, he is the Coordinator of CEner- FEUP, the Competence Center for Energy of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto Prof. Mendes coordinates a large research team with research interests mainly in redox flow batteries and solar redox flow cells, photoelectrochemical water splitting, perovskite solar cells (PSC), dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), PEMFC, membrane and adsorbent-based gas separations, phenomenological modeling and simulation of chemical engineering processes.
Roel van de Krol
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol is head of the Institute for Solar Fuels at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and full professor at the Chemistry Department of TU Berlin. He earned his PhD from TU Delft in 2000, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (USA), and was assistant professor at TU Delft until joining HZB in 2012. His work focuses on the development of semiconductor and catalyst materials as well as devices for the photoelectrochemical conversion of sunlight into chemical fuels. His group, currently consisting of about 40 people, achieved several efficiency records for oxide-based water splitting devices. He has published >100 papers (>11000 citations, h-index 45), 10 book chapters, and co-edited three books.
ROEL VAN DE KROL
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol (male) is head of the Institute for Solar Fuels at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and full professor at the Chemistry Department of TU Berlin. He earned his PhD from TU Delft in 2000, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (USA), and was assistant professor at TU Delft until joining HZB in 2012. His work focuses on the development of semiconductor and catalyst materials as well as devices for the photoelectrochemical conversion of sunlight into chemical fuels. His group, currently consisting of about 40 people, achieved several efficiency records for oxide-based water splitting devices. He has published >100 papers (>11000 citations, h-index 45), 10 book chapters, and co-edited three books.
Erwin Reisner
University of Cambridge, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Diploma in Chemistry (2002) and PhD (2005) in Bioinorganic Chemistry at University of Vienna. Currently, he is Professor of Energy & Sustainability and a Fellow of St. John’s College in University of Cambridge. His current research work is focused on development of novel photocatalyst for sunlight-driven production of the high specific energy carrier hydrogen and the selective conversion of the CO2 into value-added products such as carbon monoxide, formate and methane. Prof. Erwin is director of UK Solar Fuels Network, coordinator of the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre, member of editorial board of Angewandte Chemie and member of international advisory board of Chemical Science and Chemical Communications.

Erwin Reisner
University of Cambridge, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Diploma in Chemistry (2002) and PhD (2005) in Bioinorganic Chemistry at University of Vienna. Currently, he is Professor of Energy & Sustainability and a Fellow of St. John’s College in University of Cambridge. His current research work is focused on development of novel photocatalyst for sunlight-driven production of the high specific energy carrier hydrogen and the selective conversion of the CO2 into value-added products such as carbon monoxide, formate and methane. Prof. Erwin is director of UK Solar Fuels Network, coordinator of the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre, member of editorial board of Angewandte Chemie and member of international advisory board of Chemical Science and Chemical Communications.

Michael Grätzel
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Professor Michael Grätzel proposed a new three-dimensional mesoscopic junction solar cell known has dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), also referred to as “Grätzel cell”. Grätzel played a pivotal role in the recent development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) that directly emerged from the DSCs. Their meteoric rise to reach a solar to electric power conversion efficiency of 25.6 % in 2020 has stunned the PV-community and attracted enormous research interest. Grätzel also applied his mesoscopic design concept to create photoelectrochemical cells that realize efficient generation of chemical fuels from sunlight, opening up a new path to provide future sources of renewable energy that can be stored. He received several awards, of which the most recent are Materials Today Innovation Award, Diels - Planck Medal and Lecture, August Wilhelm von Hofmann Memorial Medal, Global Energy Prize and RUSNANO Prize. Graetzel’s over 1700 publications have received some 323’000 citations and his h-index is 254 (Web of Science January 2021). A recent ranking issued by Stanford University places Grätzel in the first position on a list of 100,000 top scientists across all fields.
Michael Grätzel
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Professor Michael Grätzel proposed a new three-dimensional mesoscopic junction solar cell known has dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), also referred to as “Grätzel cell”. Grätzel played a pivotal role in the recent development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) that directly emerged from the DSCs. Their meteoric rise to reach a solar to electric power conversion efficiency of 25.6 % in 2020 has stunned the PV-community and attracted enormous research interest. Grätzel also applied his mesoscopic design concept to create photoelectrochemical cells that realize efficient generation of chemical fuels from sunlight, opening up a new path to provide future sources of renewable energy that can be stored. He received several awards, of which the most recent are Materials Today Innovation Award, Diels - Planck Medal and Lecture, August Wilhelm von Hofmann Memorial Medal, Global Energy Prize and RUSNANO Prize. Graetzel’s over 1700 publications have received some 323’000 citations and his h-index is 254 (Web of Science January 2021). A recent ranking issued by Stanford University places Grätzel in the first position on a list of 100,000 top scientists across all fields.

Torben Lund
Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark
Biography
1987 Ph.D from Aarhus University, Denmark
1993 Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark
Achievements in the field of DSC: My group has established a fundamental understanding of the degradation mechanism and kinetics of ruthenium dyes both under light soaking and thermal stress. As the first group in the DSC field we have used analytical methodologies based on HPLC coupled electro spray mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to characterize dye degradation mechanism and stability in DSCs. Recently we have used electrochemical grafting of organic molecule on DSC photo anodes in order to the “dark-current” in DSCs.
Publications 74 publications in peer reviewed journals, H-index 25, total number of citations 2054

TORBEN LUND
Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark
Biography
1987 Ph.D from Aarhus University, Denmark
1993 Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark
Achievements in the field of DSC: My group has established a fundamental understanding of the degradation mechanism and kinetics of ruthenium dyes both under light soaking and thermal stress. As the first group in the DSC field we have used analytical methodologies based on HPLC coupled electro spray mass spectrometry (LC-MS) to characterize dye degradation mechanism and stability in DSCs. Recently we have used electrochemical grafting of organic molecule on DSC photo anodes in order to the “dark-current” in DSCs.
Publications 74 publications in peer reviewed journals, H-index 25, total number of citations 2054

Dowon Bae
Heriot-Watt University (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Dr Dowon Bae received his BSc and MSc (both with Summa cum laude) from the Russian State Technological University named after Tsiolkovsky (Moscow). After industrial R&D activities at LG Innotek, he conducted PhD study (Physics) and Postdoctoral research in catalysts and solar-fuel production at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), under the supervision of Prof. Ib Chorkendorff. From 2018 to 2020, he has worked as a Postdoc at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) with prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowship support. His research concerns PEC (photoelectrochemical) device design and its applications, particularly for solar rechargeable flow-battery systems. From 2020, in recognition of these achievements, Dr Bae was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh).
DOWON BAE
Heriot-Watt University (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Dr Dowon Bae received his BSc and MSc (both with Summa cum laude) from the Russian State Technological University named after Tsiolkovsky (Moscow). After industrial R&D activities at LG Innotek, he conducted PhD study (Physics) and Postdoctoral research in catalysts and solar-fuel production at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), under the supervision of Prof. Ib Chorkendorff. From 2018 to 2020, he has worked as a Postdoc at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) with prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowship support. His research concerns PEC (photoelectrochemical) device design and its applications, particularly for solar rechargeable flow-battery systems. From 2020, in recognition of these achievements, Dr Bae was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh).
Gerrit Boschloo
Uppsala University Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden.
G. B. received his PhD in 1996 at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) for research on porphyrin-sensitized TiO2. At Uppsala University (Sweden) he is leading a research group on dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells. He is investigating fundamental aspects of these hybrid photovoltaics using in-house developed in-situ characterization methods. Novel redox mediators and the observation of a Stark effect in dye-sensitized systems are two research highlights. He is author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.

Gerrit Boschloo
Uppsala University Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden.
G. B. received his PhD in 1996 at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) for research on porphyrin-sensitized TiO2. At Uppsala University (Sweden) he is leading a research group on dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells. He is investigating fundamental aspects of these hybrid photovoltaics using in-house developed in-situ characterization methods. Novel redox mediators and the observation of a Stark effect in dye-sensitized systems are two research highlights. He is author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.

Elizabeth Gibson
Newcastle University
Elizabeth Gibson joined Newcastle University as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in 2014 and was promoted to Reader in Energy Materials in 2018. Prior to her current role, she held a University of Nottingham Anne McLaren Research Fellowship and a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship. Research in her group focuses on solar cell and solar fuel devices that function at a molecular level and challenge the conventional solid-state photovoltaic technologies. Her current ERC-funded project focuses on developing transparent p-type semiconductors for tandem solar cells and artificial photosynthesis. Molecular and semiconductor synthesis, device assembly and characterization are combined with fundamental studies on the photophysics and electrochemistry taking place in the devices.
ELIZABETH GIBSON
Newcastle University
Elizabeth Gibson joined Newcastle University as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in 2014 and was promoted to Reader in Energy Materials in 2018. Prior to her current role, she held a University of Nottingham Anne McLaren Research Fellowship and a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship. Research in her group focuses on solar cell and solar fuel devices that function at a molecular level and challenge the conventional solid-state photovoltaic technologies. Her current ERC-funded project focuses on developing transparent p-type semiconductors for tandem solar cells and artificial photosynthesis. Molecular and semiconductor synthesis, device assembly and characterization are combined with fundamental studies on the photophysics and electrochemistry taking place in the devices.
Suraj Soman
Assistant Professor at CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, India
Dr Suraj Soman is currently working as Scientist at Chemical Science & Technology Division. His prime research focus is to address basic science issues related to Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs) for indoor photovoltaic & BIPV applications using new generation copper electrolytes. His interdisciplinary research group focus on to establish structure-function relationships by understanding and advancing the fundamental knowledge through systematic variations of components and interrogating the performance limiting parameters. He played the leadership role in setting up India’s first truly indigenous module fabrication line for dye-sensitized solar modules partnering with industry and was licensed for commercialization in 2019.
Suraj Soman
Assistant Professor at CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, India
Dr Suraj Soman is currently working as Scientist at Chemical Science & Technology Division. His prime research focus is to address basic science issues related to Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs) for indoor photovoltaic & BIPV applications using new generation copper electrolytes. His interdisciplinary research group focus on to establish structure-function relationships by understanding and advancing the fundamental knowledge through systematic variations of components and interrogating the performance limiting parameters. He played the leadership role in setting up India’s first truly indigenous module fabrication line for dye-sensitized solar modules partnering with industry and was licensed for commercialization in 2019.
Teresa Andreu
Department of Materials Science and Physical Chemistry. University of Barcelona.
Dr. Teresa Andreu has recently joined the Physical Chemistry section of University of Barcelona as lecturer professor. She received the degree in Chemistry (1999) and PhD in Materials Science (2004) from the same university. After a period in industry and academia, she joined IREC in 2009 to work on sustainable chemical energy storage. Her research is focused on new materials for emerging technologies for hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide conversion (photoelectrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis and plasma-catalysis), solar fuels and redox flow batteries. She has supervised 10 Doctoral Thesis, author of more than 100 scientific articles (h-index = 35), and inventor of 4 patents.
TERESA ANDREU
Department of Materials Science and Physical Chemistry. University of Barcelona.
Dr. Teresa Andreu has recently joined the Physical Chemistry section of University of Barcelona as lecturer professor. She received the degree in Chemistry (1999) and PhD in Materials Science (2004) from the same university. After a period in industry and academia, she joined IREC in 2009 to work on sustainable chemical energy storage. Her research is focused on new materials for emerging technologies for hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide conversion (photoelectrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis and plasma-catalysis), solar fuels and redox flow batteries. She has supervised 10 Doctoral Thesis, author of more than 100 scientific articles (h-index = 35), and inventor of 4 patents.
Sophia Haussener
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Sophia Haussener is an Associate Professor heading the Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She received her PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Between 2011 and 2012, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Center of Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Energy Environmental Technology Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). She has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has been awarded the ETH medal (2011), the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award (2011), the ABB Forschungspreis (2012), the Prix Zonta (2015), the Global Change Award (2017), and the Viskanta Award (2019), and is a recipient of a Starting Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2014).
Sophia Haussener
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Dr. Teresa Andreu has recently joined the Physical Chemistry section of University of Barcelona as lecturer professor. She received the degree in Chemistry (1999) and PhD in Materials Science (2004) from the same university. After a period in industry and academia, she joined IREC in 2009 to work on sustainable chemical energy storage. Her research is focused on new materials for emerging technologies for hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide conversion (photoelectrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis and plasma-catalysis), solar fuels and redox flow batteries. She has supervised 10 Doctoral Thesis, author of more than 100 scientific articles (h-index = 35), and inventor of 4 patents.
Goreti Sales
University of Coimbra
Goreti Sales received a degree in pharmaceutical sciences (in 1994) and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry (in 2000), both from Porto University. She is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, since January 2020, and was previously Adjunct professor of the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. She was the founder of the research group BioMark, Sensor Research, in 2011, dedicated to producing novel sensing materials and sensing devices, which became a member of the Centre of Biological Engineering, in 2018. In 2020, she started a new [email protected], to pursue her interests in biomimetic nanomaterials and biosensing devices. She has coordinated highly competitive research projects approved for funding, including the Starting Grant, 3P’s, approved in 2012 by European Research Council. She is currently coordinating the FET-Open project, MindGAP, approved by the European Commission in 2018, with a budget over 4.4 million euros.
GORETI SALES
University of Coimbra
Goreti Sales received a degree in pharmaceutical sciences (in 1994) and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry (in 2000), both from Porto University. She is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, since January 2020, and was previously Adjunct professor of the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. She was the founder of the research group BioMark, Sensor Research, in 2011, dedicated to producing novel sensing materials and sensing devices, which became a member of the Centre of Biological Engineering, in 2018. In 2020, she started a new [email protected], to pursue her interests in biomimetic nanomaterials and biosensing devices. She has coordinated highly competitive research projects approved for funding, including the Starting Grant, 3P’s, approved in 2012 by European Research Council. She is currently coordinating the FET-Open project, MindGAP, approved by the European Commission in 2018, with a budget over 4.4 million euros.
Shuzi Hayase
The University of Electro-Communications
Shuzi Hayase graduated from Osaka University in 1978 and received Ph.D from Osaka University in 1983. He joined R&D Center in Toshiba from 1978 to 2000. He joined polysilane research in Robert West group of Wisconsin University from 1988 to 1990. He was a professor of Kyushu Institute of Technology (National Institute) from 2001 to 2019. From 2009 to 2017, he was a Supervisor of PRESTO project (Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), “Photoenergy conversion systems and materials for the next generation solar cells” project). From 2016 to 2018, he was an Executive Director, Vice-President of Kyushu Institute of Technology. Since 2019, he is a professor of The University of Electro-Communications (National University in Tokyo). His research interest is printable solar cells and thermoelectric devices.

SHUZI HAYASE
The University of Electro-Communications
Shuzi Hayase graduated from Osaka University in 1978 and received Ph.D from Osaka University in 1983. He joined R&D Center in Toshiba from 1978 to 2000. He joined polysilane research in Robert West group of Wisconsin University from 1988 to 1990. He was a professor of Kyushu Institute of Technology (National Institute) from 2001 to 2019. From 2009 to 2017, he was a Supervisor of PRESTO project (Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), “Photoenergy conversion systems and materials for the next generation solar cells” project). From 2016 to 2018, he was an Executive Director, Vice-President of Kyushu Institute of Technology. Since 2019, he is a professor of The University of Electro-Communications (National University in Tokyo). His research interest is printable solar cells and thermoelectric devices.

Anders Bentien
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
Anders Bentien is full Professor and heading the section for Process and Materials engineering at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2004 at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids of Dresden Technical University. A. Bentien returned to academia in 2011 after working with industrial R&D in the research department of Grundfos. Current research topics are within electrochemical energy conversion and include redox flow batteries, hybrid storage technologies and solar charging of flow batteries with photoelectrochemical cells.
ANDERS BENTIEN
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
Anders Bentien is full Professor and heading the section for Process and Materials engineering at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2004 at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids of Dresden Technical University. A. Bentien returned to academia in 2011 after working with industrial R&D in the research department of Grundfos. Current research topics are within electrochemical energy conversion and include redox flow batteries, hybrid storage technologies and solar charging of flow batteries with photoelectrochemical cells.
Trystan Watson
Swansea University – SPECIFIC, Wales
Professor Trystan Watson leads the functional coatings and photovoltaics research at the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge centre, Swansea University. He is an expert in the analysis and processing of functional materials in particular solution processable photovoltaics. Since its inception in 2011 he has grown the activity to over 30 people, publishing over 130 papers and 4 patents on functional coatings. He has been responsible for the development and commissioning of the extensive analytical chemistry and fabrication capabilities at SPECIFIC and directs the leading UK engineering team dedicated to understanding the fundamentals of coating processes for photovoltaics.
TRYSTAN WATSON
Swansea University – SPECIFIC, Wales
Professor Trystan Watson leads the functional coatings and photovoltaics research at the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge centre, Swansea University. He is an expert in the analysis and processing of functional materials in particular solution processable photovoltaics. Since its inception in 2011 he has grown the activity to over 30 people, publishing over 130 papers and 4 patents on functional coatings. He has been responsible for the development and commissioning of the extensive analytical chemistry and fabrication capabilities at SPECIFIC and directs the leading UK engineering team dedicated to understanding the fundamentals of coating processes for photovoltaics.
Mónica Lira-Cantú
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
Prof. Monica Lira-Cantu is Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group (nanostructuredmaterials.org) at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (www.icn2.cat), in Barcelona (Spain). She studied Bachelor in Chemistry Science at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, ITESM Mexico (1992), obtained a Master and PhD in Materials Science at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB) & Autonoma University of Barcelona (1995/1997) and completed a postdoctoral work under a contract with the company Schneider Electric/ICMAB (1998). From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a Senior Staff Chemist at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (formerly Mobil Technology Co) in New Jersey (USA) initiating a laboratory on energy related applications. She moved back to Spain in 2002 and since then she has received different awards/fellowships as a visiting scientist to the following laboratories: University of Oslo, Norway (2003), Riso National Laboratory, Denmark (2004/2005) and the Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Japan (2006). She obtained a permanent position in 2007 at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Spain). Currently, she is Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at ICN2 (Barcelona). Her research interests are the synthesis and application of nanostructured materials for next-generation solar cells: Dye sensitized, Hybrid, Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells. She has more than 120 publications, among them more than 105 published articles in scientific journals, 1 Book, 9 book chapters, 9 patents and a h = 47 (March 2021).
Mónica Lira-Cantú
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
Prof. Monica Lira-Cantu is Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group (nanostructuredmaterials.org) at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (www.icn2.cat), in Barcelona (Spain). She studied Bachelor in Chemistry Science at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, ITESM Mexico (1992), obtained a Master and PhD in Materials Science at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB) & Autonoma University of Barcelona (1995/1997) and completed a postdoctoral work under a contract with the company Schneider Electric/ICMAB (1998). From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a Senior Staff Chemist at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering (formerly Mobil Technology Co) in New Jersey (USA) initiating a laboratory on energy related applications. She moved back to Spain in 2002 and since then she has received different awards/fellowships as a visiting scientist to the following laboratories: University of Oslo, Norway (2003), Riso National Laboratory, Denmark (2004/2005) and the Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Japan (2006). She obtained a permanent position in 2007 at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Spain). Currently, she is Group Leader of the Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group at ICN2 (Barcelona). Her research interests are the synthesis and application of nanostructured materials for next-generation solar cells: Dye sensitized, Hybrid, Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells. She has more than 120 publications, among them more than 105 published articles in scientific journals, 1 Book, 9 book chapters, 9 patents and a h = 47 (March 2021).
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena
Georgia Institute of Technology
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena is an Assistant Professor and the Goizueta Junior Faculty Rotating Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. His group focuses on understanding and control of electronic dynamics at the nanoscale of low-cost semiconductors, such as halide perovskites and other materials, for solar cell and light emitting diode applications. Juan-Pablo’s group works on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost equipment and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution.

JUAN-PABLO CORREA-BAENA
Georgia Institute of Technology
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena is an Assistant Professor and the Goizueta Junior Faculty Rotating Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. His group focuses on understanding and control of electronic dynamics at the nanoscale of low-cost semiconductors, such as halide perovskites and other materials, for solar cell and light emitting diode applications. Juan-Pablo’s group works on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost equipment and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution.

Song Jin
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University (1997) and Ph.D. from Cornell University (2002). He is Professor of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He developed innovative synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials including metal chalcogenides, silicides, and halide perovskites, and discovered and developed the screw dislocation-driven growth of nanomaterials. Prof. Jin advanced the exploitation of (nano)materials for electrocatalysis, solar energy conversion, energy storage, optoelectronics, nanospintronics, and biotechnology. He has authored or co-authored over 230 publications and 8 patents. He has received several awards, which include the NSF CAREER Award, Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award and was recognized as one of world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35 Award) by the MIT Technology Review Magazine. He also serves as a Senior Editor for ACS Energy Letters.
SONG JIN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University (1997) and Ph.D. from Cornell University (2002). He is Professor of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He developed innovative synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials including metal chalcogenides, silicides, and halide perovskites, and discovered and developed the screw dislocation-driven growth of nanomaterials. Prof. Jin advanced the exploitation of (nano)materials for electrocatalysis, solar energy conversion, energy storage, optoelectronics, nanospintronics, and biotechnology. He has authored or co-authored over 230 publications and 8 patents. He has received several awards, which include the NSF CAREER Award, Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award and was recognized as one of world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35 Award) by the MIT Technology Review Magazine. He also serves as a Senior Editor for ACS Energy Letters.
David Tilley
University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry
David Tilley was born in the United States in 1980. He attended Cartersville High School, in a small town north of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia, with a minor in Spanish. He then headed west to continue his studies, and in 2007 received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Francis. At Berkeley, he pioneered a new transition metal-catalyzed method for site-selective modification of the tyrosine residues of proteins, with the aim of fabricating new biomaterials based on viral capsids. Afterwards, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Erik Sorensen at Princeton University as a postdoctoral researcher (2007-2009) in order to further hone his synthetic skills, pursuing a total synthesis of the polycyclic anti-tubercular natural product hirsutellone B. At this stage, his burgeoning interest in the energy problem became so great that he chose to dive into a completely new field to learn how to generate hydrogen fuel from water. He received training in photoelectrochemistry as an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Grätzel at the EPFL in Switzerland, working on water oxidation catalysis on hematite photoanodes. Following this postdoctoral fellowship, he served as Group Leader for the water splitting subgroup in the Grätzel laboratory from 2011-2014, while also continuing research on copper oxide photocathodes for hydrogen evolution. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich in 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020.
DAVID TILLEY
University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry
David Tilley was born in the United States in 1980. He attended Cartersville High School, in a small town north of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia, with a minor in Spanish. He then headed west to continue his studies, and in 2007 received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Francis. At Berkeley, he pioneered a new transition metal-catalyzed method for site-selective modification of the tyrosine residues of proteins, with the aim of fabricating new biomaterials based on viral capsids. Afterwards, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Erik Sorensen at Princeton University as a postdoctoral researcher (2007-2009) in order to further hone his synthetic skills, pursuing a total synthesis of the polycyclic anti-tubercular natural product hirsutellone B. At this stage, his burgeoning interest in the energy problem became so great that he chose to dive into a completely new field to learn how to generate hydrogen fuel from water. He received training in photoelectrochemistry as an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Grätzel at the EPFL in Switzerland, working on water oxidation catalysis on hematite photoanodes. Following this postdoctoral fellowship, he served as Group Leader for the water splitting subgroup in the Grätzel laboratory from 2011-2014, while also continuing research on copper oxide photocathodes for hydrogen evolution. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich in 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020.
Marina Freitag
Newcastle University - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Energy Materials Group), England
Dr Freitag currently holds a position as Royal Society University Research Fellow at Newcastle University, where she have assembled a group, consisting of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Her research is focused on coordination chemistry for energy applications with a successful collaboration network. After her doctoral studies (Rutgers University, NJ, USA) with Prof Elena Galoppini, Marina moved to Uppsala University for a two-year postdoctoral research position. There, she made a breakthrough in developing new solid-state hole transport materials based on copper coordination complexes, known to the community as “zombie solar cells, based on the unique deposition method, that I created. She was invited to further develop this work at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) by Prof. Anders Hagfeldt. Until 2019 she was appointed as fixed term Assistant Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden where I also received the Göran Gustaffsson Young Researcher Award 2019 and supervised students of different seniority (PhD, Masters, Undergraduate).

MARINA FREITAG
Newcastle University - School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Energy Materials Group), England
Dr Freitag currently holds a position as Royal Society University Research Fellow at Newcastle University, where she have assembled a group, consisting of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Her research is focused on coordination chemistry for energy applications with a successful collaboration network. After her doctoral studies (Rutgers University, NJ, USA) with Prof Elena Galoppini, Marina moved to Uppsala University for a two-year postdoctoral research position. There, she made a breakthrough in developing new solid-state hole transport materials based on copper coordination complexes, known to the community as “zombie solar cells, based on the unique deposition method, that I created. She was invited to further develop this work at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) by Prof. Anders Hagfeldt. Until 2019 she was appointed as fixed term Assistant Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden where I also received the Göran Gustaffsson Young Researcher Award 2019 and supervised students of different seniority (PhD, Masters, Undergraduate).

Joel W. Ager
Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
Joel W. Ager III is a Senior Staff Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an Adjunct Full Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, UC Berkeley. He is a Principal Investigator in the Electronic Materials Program and in the Liquid Sunshine Alliance LiSA) at LBNL and in the Berkeley Educational Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) where he serves as Co-Lead PI of the eCO2EP project with Cambridge University. He graduated from Harvard College in 1982 with an A.B in Chemistry and from the University of Colorado in 1986 with a PhD in Chemical Physics. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Heidelberg, he joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1989. His research interests include the discovery of new photoelectrochemical and electrochemical catalysts for solar to chemical energy conversion, fundamental electronic and transport properties of semiconducting materials, and the development of new types of transparent conductors. Professor Ager is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences and has published over 300 papers in refereed journals. His work is highly cited, with over 36,000 citations and an h-index of 97 (Google Scholar).

JOEL W. AGER
Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
Joel W. Ager III is a Senior Staff Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an Adjunct Full Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, UC Berkeley. He is a Principal Investigator in the Electronic Materials Program and in the Liquid Sunshine Alliance LiSA) at LBNL and in the Berkeley Educational Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) where he serves as Co-Lead PI of the eCO2EP project with Cambridge University. He graduated from Harvard College in 1982 with an A.B in Chemistry and from the University of Colorado in 1986 with a PhD in Chemical Physics. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Heidelberg, he joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1989. His research interests include the discovery of new photoelectrochemical and electrochemical catalysts for solar to chemical energy conversion, fundamental electronic and transport properties of semiconducting materials, and the development of new types of transparent conductors. Professor Ager is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences and has published over 300 papers in refereed journals. His work is highly cited, with over 36,000 citations and an h-index of 97 (Google Scholar).

Andreas Hinsch
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Andreas Hinsch holds a Fellow position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg. In 1992 he made his PhD in physics at University of Freiburg. He has worked as post-doc, project leader and senior scientist in Switzerland (EPFL-Lausanne, Glas Trösch), Japan (NIRIN) and the Netherlands (ECN) on dye and organic solar cells. In 2001 he had established a group at Fraunhofer ISE on the topic and has been the coordinator in several European and national projects in the field. From 2007 on he has been involved in the development of building integrated dye solar modules. Since 2013 he is coordinating activities in national and international projects on perovskite solar cells. His scientific interest is highly interdisciplinary research on emerging new types of solar cells and solar converters based on nanostructured materials. He regards the reduction of the energy pay-back time of solar technologies as most essential for the sustainable installation of solar energy sources in the future.

ANDREAS HINSCH
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Andreas Hinsch holds a Fellow position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg. In 1992 he made his PhD in physics at University of Freiburg. He has worked as post-doc, project leader and senior scientist in Switzerland (EPFL-Lausanne, Glas Trösch), Japan (NIRIN) and the Netherlands (ECN) on dye and organic solar cells. In 2001 he had established a group at Fraunhofer ISE on the topic and has been the coordinator in several European and national projects in the field. From 2007 on he has been involved in the development of building integrated dye solar modules. Since 2013 he is coordinating activities in national and international projects on perovskite solar cells. His scientific interest is highly interdisciplinary research on emerging new types of solar cells and solar converters based on nanostructured materials. He regards the reduction of the energy pay-back time of solar technologies as most essential for the sustainable installation of solar energy sources in the future.

Maria Antonietta Loi
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Maria Antonietta Loi studied physics at the University of Cagliari, Italy where she received the PhD in 2001. She joined the Linz Institute for Organic Solar cells, of the University of Linz, Austria as a postdoctoral fellow. Later she worked as researcher at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian National Research Council in Bologna, Italy. In 2006 she became assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is now full professor in the same institution and chair of the Photophysics and OptoElectronics group. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles on photophysics and optoelectronics of different types of materials. In 2012 she has received an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. She is deputy editor of Applied Physics Letters and member of the international advisory board of several international journals in physics and materials physics. In 2018 she received the Physicaprijs from the Dutch physics association for her outstanding work on organic-inorganic hybrid materials. In 2020 she became fellow of the American Physical Society.

Maria Antonietta Loi
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Maria Antonietta Loi studied physics at the University of Cagliari, Italy where she received the PhD in 2001. She joined the Linz Institute for Organic Solar cells, of the University of Linz, Austria as a postdoctoral fellow. Later she worked as researcher at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian National Research Council in Bologna, Italy. In 2006 she became assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is now full professor in the same institution and chair of the Photophysics and OptoElectronics group. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles on photophysics and optoelectronics of different types of materials. In 2012 she has received an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. She is deputy editor of Applied Physics Letters and member of the international advisory board of several international journals in physics and materials physics. In 2018 she received the Physicaprijs from the Dutch physics association for her outstanding work on organic-inorganic hybrid materials. In 2020 she became fellow of the American Physical Society.

Nuno moreira
Dourogás SGPS (CEO), Portugal
Nuno Afonso Moreira is PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management and has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently CEO of Dourogás SGPS, one of the most innovative and important companies in the Portuguese sector of natural gas, hydrogen, and other renewable gases. Among other works, stand out, as Chairman of SG Natural Gas-Industrial Utilization Committee in IGU- International Gas Union; Vice President of Colab Bioref – Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries; Coordinator in the Energy Specialization of the Portuguese Engineers Order and Coordinator in the Portuguese Group of Work of Gasnam- Iberian Association for the use of natural gas, hydrogen and renewable gas in mobility.

Nuno Moreira
Dourogás SGPS (CEO), Portugal
Nuno Afonso Moreira is PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management and has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently CEO of Dourogás SGPS, one of the most innovative and important companies in the Portuguese sector of natural gas, hydrogen, and other renewable gases. Among other works, stand out, as Chairman of SG Natural Gas-Industrial Utilization Committee in IGU- International Gas Union; Vice President of Colab Bioref – Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries; Coordinator in the Energy Specialization of the Portuguese Engineers Order and Coordinator in the Portuguese Group of Work of Gasnam- Iberian Association for the use of natural gas, hydrogen and renewable gas in mobility.

Fatwa F. Abdi
Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Fatwa Abdi is a group leader and the deputy head of the Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). He obtained his undergraduate degree in 2005 from Nanyang Technological University and masters' degree in 2006 from National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Materials Science and Engineering. After a short stint in the semiconductor industry, he pursued a PhD at TU Delft, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude in 2013. He was the recipient of Singapore-MIT Alliance fellowship (2005) and Martinus van Marum prize (2014) from the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and Humanities. His research interests are the development of materials and engineering of devices for solar fuels production.

FATWA F. ABDI
Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Fatwa Abdi is a group leader and the deputy head of the Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). He obtained his undergraduate degree in 2005 from Nanyang Technological University and masters' degree in 2006 from National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Materials Science and Engineering. After a short stint in the semiconductor industry, he pursued a PhD at TU Delft, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude in 2013. He was the recipient of Singapore-MIT Alliance fellowship (2005) and Martinus van Marum prize (2014) from the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and Humanities. His research interests are the development of materials and engineering of devices for solar fuels production.

Michael Saliba
Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) University of Stuttgart, and Research Center Jüllich, Germany
Prof. Michael Saliba is the director of the Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) at the University of Stuttgart, with a dual appointment at the Research Center Jülich, Germany. His research focuses on a deeper understanding and improvement of optoelectronic properties of photovoltaic materials with an emphasis on emerging perovskites for a sustainable energy future. Previously, Michael was at TU Darmstadt, Fribourg University and a Marie Curie Fellow at EPFL, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD at Oxford University and MSc degree at Stuttgart University in conjunction with the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Michael has published numerous works in the fields of plasmonics, lasers, LEDs, and perovskite optoelectronics. He has been an ISI Highly Cited Researcher from 2018-2020. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the German University Association, the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and named as one of the World’s 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Since 2018, he is a Member of the German National Young Akademy (Junge Akademie).

Michael Saliba
Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) University of Stuttgart, and Research Center Jüllich, Germany
Prof. Michael Saliba is the director of the Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) at the University of Stuttgart, with a dual appointment at the Research Center Jülich, Germany. His research focuses on a deeper understanding and improvement of optoelectronic properties of photovoltaic materials with an emphasis on emerging perovskites for a sustainable energy future. Previously, Michael was at TU Darmstadt, Fribourg University and a Marie Curie Fellow at EPFL, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD at Oxford University and MSc degree at Stuttgart University in conjunction with the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Michael has published numerous works in the fields of plasmonics, lasers, LEDs, and perovskite optoelectronics. He has been an ISI Highly Cited Researcher from 2018-2020. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the German University Association, the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and named as one of the World’s 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Since 2018, he is a Member of the German National Young Akademy (Junge Akademie).

Ana Flavia Nogueira
University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Center for Innovation in New Energies (Director)
Prof. Ana Flavia Nogueira obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1996) and Master (1998) and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Campinas (2001). She worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the Imperial College, UK, in 2001-2002 and as visiting researcher at Stanford University in 2017-2018. At the moment, Ana Flavia is Professor in the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP and Director of the Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE). Prof. Nogueira’s research focuses on the development of functional (nano)materials and their application in solar energy conversion. She has experience in the field of perovskite solar cells, perovskite quantum materials and dense energy carriers (generation of solar fuels through photoelectrocatalytic systems using water, CO2 and other low-added values substrates). She has published more than 150 papers, seven book chapters, one book and 3 patents. The Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar (LNES) founded in 2005 has leadership in dye sensitized, organic solar cells and perovskite solar research in Brazil and Latin America.

Ana Flavia Nogueira
University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Center for Innovation in New Energies (Director)
Prof. Ana Flavia Nogueira obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1996) and Master (1998) and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Campinas (2001). She worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the Imperial College, UK, in 2001-2002 and as visiting researcher at Stanford University in 2017-2018. At the moment, Ana Flavia is Professor in the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP and Director of the Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE). Prof. Nogueira’s research focuses on the development of functional (nano)materials and their application in solar energy conversion. She has experience in the field of perovskite solar cells, perovskite quantum materials and dense energy carriers (generation of solar fuels through photoelectrocatalytic systems using water, CO2 and other low-added values substrates). She has published more than 150 papers, seven book chapters, one book and 3 patents. The Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar (LNES) founded in 2005 has leadership in dye sensitized, organic solar cells and perovskite solar research in Brazil and Latin America.

Amran Al-Ashouri
Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells, Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB)
Amran Al-Ashouri conducted his PhD research on optimizing perovskite-based solar cells at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in the group of Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht, after studying physics and quantum optics at University of Duisburg Essen. His research includes the optimization of the hole-selective interface and analysis of charge carrier dynamics in perovskite solar cells for the use in tandem architectures with silicon and CIGSe, contributing to world-record efficiencies for both types of tandem solar cells.

Amran Al-Ashouri
Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells, Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB)
Amran Al-Ashouri conducted his PhD research on optimizing perovskite-based solar cells at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in the group of Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht, after studying physics and quantum optics at University of Duisburg Essen. His research includes the optimization of the hole-selective interface and analysis of charge carrier dynamics in perovskite solar cells for the use in tandem architectures with silicon and CIGSe, contributing to world-record efficiencies for both types of tandem solar cells.

Yinghuan Kuang
imec, Thin-Film Photovoltaics - partner in Solliance and Energyville, Belgium
Yinghuan Kuang received his PhD in applied physics in 2014 from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During his PhD he mainly worked on thin-film silicon solar cells under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruud Schropp. From July 2014 till January 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) group, the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. There he was mainly involved in atomic layer deposition of thin films for perovskite solar cell and silicon heterojunction solar cell applications. These thin-film materials include defect passivation layer of Al2O3, electron and hole selective transport layers of e.g. SnO2 and NiO, and transparent conducting oxides of e.g. In2O3:H. Since 2018 he is a senior researcher & project leader in the Thin Film PV group at Imec. He is currently mainly working on upscaling of perovskite-based photovoltaic modules with stability towards commercialization, including the development of perovskite-silicon and perovskite-CIGS tandem photovoltaics.

Yinghuan Kuang
imec, Thin-Film Photovoltaics - partner in Solliance and Energyville, Belgium
Yinghuan Kuang received his PhD in applied physics in 2014 from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During his PhD he mainly worked on thin-film silicon solar cells under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruud Schropp. From July 2014 till January 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) group, the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. There he was mainly involved in atomic layer deposition of thin films for perovskite solar cell and silicon heterojunction solar cell applications. These thin-film materials include defect passivation layer of Al2O3, electron and hole selective transport layers of e.g. SnO2 and NiO, and transparent conducting oxides of e.g. In2O3:H. Since 2018 he is a senior researcher & project leader in the Thin Film PV group at Imec. He is currently mainly working on upscaling of perovskite-based photovoltaic modules with stability towards commercialization, including the development of perovskite-silicon and perovskite-CIGS tandem photovoltaics.

Dávid Forgács
Saule Technologies, Poland
He obtained a Ph.D. (cum laude) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Valencia (Spain), 2017. He has over 7 years of experience in third generation photovoltaics, obtained at internationally recognized institutions. With experience in both organic- and perovskite based solar cells and a focus on printing technologies - his vision is to contribute to the commercial entrance and large scale uptake of a new generation of photovoltaics. He joined Saule Technologies in 2017, and is currently involved in a broad range of activities such as: Business and Product Development, Marketing and IP management.

DÁVID FORGÁCS
Saule Technologies, Poland
He obtained a Ph.D. (cum laude) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Valencia (Spain), 2017. He has over 7 years of experience in third generation photovoltaics, obtained at internationally recognized institutions. With experience in both organic- and perovskite based solar cells and a focus on printing technologies - his vision is to contribute to the commercial entrance and large scale uptake of a new generation of photovoltaics. He joined Saule Technologies in 2017, and is currently involved in a broad range of activities such as: Business and Product Development, Marketing and IP management.

Matteo Bonomo
University of Turin, Italy
Dr. Matteo Bonomo is Assistant Professor in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Turin and his work is mainly related to the synthesis and characterization of innovative inorganic and hybrid materials for emerging photovoltaics. More recently, Dr. Bonomo has been involved in the investigation of structural and electronic properties of Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents for energy application. He has received, among others, the Junior “ENERCHEM 2020” (for his innovative contribution in Chemistry for Renewable Energy). He is (co)author of >50 publications (h-index 14, >500 citations) in international peer-reviewed journals.
MATTEO BONOMO
University of Turin, Italy
Dr. Matteo Bonomo is Assistant Professor in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Turin and his work is mainly related to the synthesis and characterization of innovative inorganic and hybrid materials for emerging photovoltaics. More recently, Dr. Bonomo has been involved in the investigation of structural and electronic properties of Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents for energy application. He has received, among others, the Junior “ENERCHEM 2020” (for his innovative contribution in Chemistry for Renewable Energy). He is (co)author of >50 publications (h-index 14, >500 citations) in international peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Stefaan De Wolf
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Stefaan De Wolf received his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, during which time he was also affiliated with imec in Belgium, working on crystalline silicon solar cells. From 2005 to 2008, he was with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. In 2008, he joined the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Neuchatel, Switzerland, as a team leader for its activities on high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Since September 2016 he is an associate professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, working on high-efficiency silicon and perovskite solar cells, and combinations thereof.

Prof. Stefaan De Wolf
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Stefaan De Wolf received his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, during which time he was also affiliated with imec in Belgium, working on crystalline silicon solar cells. From 2005 to 2008, he was with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. In 2008, he joined the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Neuchatel, Switzerland, as a team leader for its activities on high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Since September 2016 he is an associate professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, working on high-efficiency silicon and perovskite solar cells, and combinations thereof.

Marcin Ziółek
Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
The main place of the development of the scientific and academic carrier of Marcin Ziółek is Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, where he obtained M. Sci. (1999), PhD (2003) and Habilitation (2013). In the years 2009-2011 he was Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Prof. A. Douhal at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain. Since 2020 he has been a Full Professor. His scientific work has been related to the time-resolved laser spectroscopy, especially on the ultrafast time scale. His main current interest are dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
Marcin Ziółek
Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
The main place of the development of the scientific and academic carrier of Marcin Ziółek is Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, where he obtained M. Sci. (1999), PhD (2003) and Habilitation (2013). In the years 2009-2011 he was Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Prof. A. Douhal at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain. Since 2020 he has been a Full Professor. His scientific work has been related to the time-resolved laser spectroscopy, especially on the ultrafast time scale. His main current interest are dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
Renaud Demadrille
Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (CEA-CNRS-UGA), France
Dr Renaud DEMADRILLE (FRSC) received his PhD in organic chemistry in 2000 from the University of Aix-Marseille II in France with a grant from PPG Industries and Essilor International. After his PhD, he spent one year in the R&D department of an international chemical company to work on the development of functional polymer materials and their degradation process. Then he joined the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Adam Pron, to synthesize semiconducting polymers for organic photovoltaics before being appointed in 2005 as a permanent researcher. His research focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of new pi-conjugated molecules and macromolecules for organic and hybrid photovoltaics and thermoelectricity. In 2018 he was recipient of the chemistry energy prize of the French Society of Chemistry, and in 2019 he was awarded of an ERC-Advanced Grant to develop photochromic solar cells.
RENAUD DEMADRILLE
Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (CEA-CNRS-UGA), France
Dr Renaud DEMADRILLE (FRSC) received his PhD in organic chemistry in 2000 from the University of Aix-Marseille II in France with a grant from PPG Industries and Essilor International. After his PhD, he spent one year in the R&D department of an international chemical company to work on the development of functional polymer materials and their degradation process. Then he joined the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Adam Pron, to synthesize semiconducting polymers for organic photovoltaics before being appointed in 2005 as a permanent researcher. His research focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of new pi-conjugated molecules and macromolecules for organic and hybrid photovoltaics and thermoelectricity. In 2018 he was recipient of the chemistry energy prize of the French Society of Chemistry, and in 2019 he was awarded of an ERC-Advanced Grant to develop photochromic solar cells.
shahzada ahmad
BCMaterials, Basque center for Materials, University of Basque country, Leioa, SPAIN
Shahzada Ahmad is Ikerbasque professor; his scientific interests include materials development for energy applications and making advances to device understanding. He obtained his PhD degree in the field of materials science and moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research to work on surfaces and interfaces by scanning probe microscopy. At EPFL, he developed nanoporous films for metal-free electro-catalysis and new redox shuttles. From 2012 to 2017 he was the program director of photovoltaics at Abengoa Research, a corporate research center.

shahzada ahmad
BCMaterials, Basque center for Materials, University of Basque country, Leioa, SPAIN
Shahzada Ahmad is Ikerbasque professor; his scientific interests include materials development for energy applications and making advances to device understanding. He obtained his PhD degree in the field of materials science and moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research to work on surfaces and interfaces by scanning probe microscopy. At EPFL, he developed nanoporous films for metal-free electro-catalysis and new redox shuttles. From 2012 to 2017 he was the program director of photovoltaics at Abengoa Research, a corporate research center.

Emiliano Bellini
pv magazine (Editor), pv magazine Spain, LatAm, France
Emiliano Bellini joined pv magazine in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Emiliano is responsible for the daily news coverage on pv-magazine.com with a particular focus on European market. Emiliano also covers new technology, R&D, installations, and company financial reporting. In its previous experience as a journalist, Emiliano has written about EdTech and new language technologies. Emiliano will be the moderator of the PV round table at SPTech conference on day 8th of July 2021.

Emiliano Bellini
pv magazine (Editor), pv magazine Spain, LatAm, France
Emiliano Bellini joined pv magazine in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Emiliano is responsible for the daily news coverage on pv-magazine.com with a particular focus on European market. Emiliano also covers new technology, R&D, installations, and company financial reporting. In its previous experience as a journalist, Emiliano has written about EdTech and new language technologies. Emiliano will be the moderator of the PV round table at SPTech conference on day 8th of July 2021.

Jorge Martins
Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal
Jorge Martins obtained his master’s degree in environmental engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto in 2015. In 2016, he started his research career as research at LEPABE, and in 2019 he was nationally ranked as top applicant in the field of environmental engineering and granted a PhD scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He has been a team member in more than 5 national and EU wide R&D project in dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells. He is the author of 6 peer-reviewed articles on long-term stability studies on emerging third generation solar cells through application of hermetic encapsulation. Jorge had co-invented a granted patent on laser-assisted encapsulation which is one of the most expensive R&D intellectual property sold in Portugal.
Jorge Martins
Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal
Jorge Martins obtained his master’s degree in environmental engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto in 2015. In 2016, he started his research career as research at LEPABE, and in 2019 he was nationally ranked as top applicant in the field of environmental engineering and granted a PhD scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He has been a team member in more than 5 national and EU wide R&D project in dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells. He is the author of 6 peer-reviewed articles on long-term stability studies on emerging third generation solar cells through application of hermetic encapsulation. Jorge had co-invented a granted patent on laser-assisted encapsulation which is one of the most expensive R&D intellectual property sold in Portugal.
Ludmilla Steier
Imperial College London, England
Ludmilla completed her Ph.D. with Prof. Michael Grätzel at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2016. There she developed ALD metal oxide thin films applied in photoelectrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction and perovskite photovoltaics. After she joined the group of Prof. James Durrant at Imperial College London as a research associate where studied the photochemical and photophysical processes in semiconductors (i.e. oxide, Cu(Ga,In)Se2 and polymer photoabsorbers) with time-resolved absorption spectroscopy. Shortly after commencing her postdoctoral work at Imperial, she was awarded the ERC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship focused on understanding reaction mechanisms of photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction with Cu-based materials. Dr. Ludmilla Steier is currently Imperial College Research Fellow in the Department of Materials. She is leading a research programme on atomic engineering of photo- and electrocatalysts for the synthesis of energy-rich compounds.

Ludmilla steier
Imperial College London, England
Ludmilla completed her Ph.D. with Prof. Michael Grätzel at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2016. There she developed ALD metal oxide thin films applied in photoelectrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction and perovskite photovoltaics. After she joined the group of Prof. James Durrant at Imperial College London as a research associate where studied the photochemical and photophysical processes in semiconductors (i.e. oxide, Cu(Ga,In)Se2 and polymer photoabsorbers) with time-resolved absorption spectroscopy. Shortly after commencing her postdoctoral work at Imperial, she was awarded the ERC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship focused on understanding reaction mechanisms of photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction with Cu-based materials. Dr. Ludmilla Steier is currently Imperial College Research Fellow in the Department of Materials. She is leading a research programme on atomic engineering of photo- and electrocatalysts for the synthesis of energy-rich compounds.

Olle Lundberg
Evolar AB (CTO), Sweden
Dr Olle Lundberg obtained his PhD is solid state electronics from Uppsala University in 2003. After graduation he joined Solibro as a co-founder and from 2016 to 2019 he was the vice president R&D. In 2019, Olle co-founded Evolar AB and currently he is the CTO where he leads the technical developments on industrialization of thin film perovskite solar cells.

Olle Lundberg
Evolar AB (CTO), Sweden
Dr Olle Lundberg obtained his PhD is solid state electronics from Uppsala University in 2003. After graduation he joined Solibro as a co-founder and from 2016 to 2019 he was the vice president R&D. In 2019, Olle co-founded Evolar AB and currently he is the CTO where he leads the technical developments on industrialization of thin film perovskite solar cells.

hugo Campelo
EFACEC, Portugal
Hugo Campelo has graduated in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto in 2006 having concluded his phD from the same University in 2016. He has joined Efacec in 2010 as a researcher in the field on thermal management of power transformers. He published more than 30 papers in this particular research field. He is currently the Technology Director for Systems business units in Efacec where he leads R&D and Engineering teams dedicated to the conception, implementation and testing of electrical substations, renewable power plants, hydrogen production plants, waste treatment plants and light rail systems.
Hugo Campelo
EFACEC, Portugal
Hugo Campelo has graduated in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto in 2006 having concluded his phD from the same University in 2016. He has joined Efacec in 2010 as a researcher in the field on thermal management of power transformers. He published more than 30 papers in this particular research field. He is currently the Technology Director for Systems business units in Efacec where he leads R&D and Engineering teams dedicated to the conception, implementation and testing of electrical substations, renewable power plants, hydrogen production plants, waste treatment plants and light rail systems.
Maria Laura Parisi
University of Siena, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, R^2ES Laboratory, Italy
Maria Laura Parisi is an Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Excellence Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Siena, where she graduated in Chemistry in 2005 and completed her PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2008. Her research activity span from the environmental sustainability profile characterization of advanced materials and technologies for photovoltaics to the integrated life cycle thinking methodological approach for the study of renewable energy conversion and storage systems. Founder and coordinator of the R^2ES (Research on Renewable and Energy and Sustainability) Laboratory, M.L. Parisi is author of several contributions for conferences, national and international journals.
MAria Laura Parisi
University of Siena, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, R^2ES Laboratory, Italy
Maria Laura Parisi is an Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Excellence Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Siena, where she graduated in Chemistry in 2005 and completed her PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2008. Her research activity span from the environmental sustainability profile characterization of advanced materials and technologies for photovoltaics to the integrated life cycle thinking methodological approach for the study of renewable energy conversion and storage systems. Founder and coordinator of the R^2ES (Research on Renewable and Energy and Sustainability) Laboratory, M.L. Parisi is author of several contributions for conferences, national and international journals.
Pedro Sousa
EFACEC, Portugal
Pedro had graduated in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) in 2007. He joined EFACEC in 2008, as a project manager, and a few years later the engineering team in the Renewables business unit. Currently he is the Technology Director and Engineering Manager for the Energy business unit, coordinating the R&D and Engineering teams dedicated to the engineering, implementation and testing of electrical substations, renewable energy power plants (hydro, solar photovoltaic and wind).

Pedro Sousa
EFACEC, Portugal
Pedro had graduated in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) in 2007. He joined EFACEC in 2008, as a project manager, and a few years later the engineering team in the Renewables business unit. Currently he is the Technology Director and Engineering Manager for the Energy business unit, coordinating the R&D and Engineering teams dedicated to the engineering, implementation and testing of electrical substations, renewable energy power plants (hydro, solar photovoltaic and wind).

Stephan Herbst
Toyota Motor Europe
Stephan is currently acting as Technical Head Powertrain Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Unit of Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME) R&D and Fuel Cell Business Group responsible for hydrogen strategy, new products and sustainable mobility. He is on the Management Board of the Hydrogen Council and actively involved in Hydrogen Europe. Stephan is alternate Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Previously he held various positions in TME Environmental Affairs, Trend Research and Business Strategy. Stephan also worked in Toyota’s Global Headquarter in Japan looking after the global environmental strategy. Stephan studied business administration and economics and he holds a PhD in economics. Stephan worked for seven years in the automotive industry in Germany and China before joining TME in 2005.
Stephan Herbst
Toyota Motor Europe
Stephan is currently acting as Technical Head Powertrain Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Unit of Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME) R&D and Fuel Cell Business Group responsible for hydrogen strategy, new products and sustainable mobility. He is on the Management Board of the Hydrogen Council and actively involved in Hydrogen Europe. Stephan is alternate Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Previously he held various positions in TME Environmental Affairs, Trend Research and Business Strategy. Stephan also worked in Toyota’s Global Headquarter in Japan looking after the global environmental strategy. Stephan studied business administration and economics and he holds a PhD in economics. Stephan worked for seven years in the automotive industry in Germany and China before joining TME in 2005.
Chris Case
Oxford PV, England
Chris brings a strong track record of senior technology management to the Oxford PV. Since 2009, he has been running his own consultancy providing high level strategic technology commercialisation advice to global companies and small companies alike, including Voltaix Llc; recently acquired by Air Liquide, and Surrey NanoSystems. Prior to this, he spent ten years with BOC Edwards and The BOC Group, latterly part of the Linde Group where he was Chief Technology/Scientific Officer, responsible for driving global technology strategy and R&D for the €8 billion business. He began his career as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University followed by 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université de Bordeaux, and holds a MSc in engineering and a PhD in materials science from Brown University.

Chris Case
Oxford PV, England
Chris brings a strong track record of senior technology management to the Oxford PV. Since 2009, he has been running his own consultancy providing high level strategic technology commercialisation advice to global companies and small companies alike, including Voltaix Llc; recently acquired by Air Liquide, and Surrey NanoSystems. Prior to this, he spent ten years with BOC Edwards and The BOC Group, latterly part of the Linde Group where he was Chief Technology/Scientific Officer, responsible for driving global technology strategy and R&D for the €8 billion business. He began his career as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University followed by 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université de Bordeaux, and holds a MSc in engineering and a PhD in materials science from Brown University.

Helmut Ehrenberg
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Germany
Dr. Helmut Ehrenberg is Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Head of the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM). He addresses fundamentals and new materials for novel energy storage systems, development and processing of components for electrochemical energy storage devices and the integration of batteries into applications. He is speaker of the topic “Electrochemical Energy Storage” within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HGF), spokesperson of the cluster of excellence “energy storage beyond lithium” (POLiS), co-director of the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (CELEST) and coordinator in the BMBF-funded clusters of competence “FestBatt” and “AQua”.
Helmut Ehrenberg
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Germany
Dr. Helmut Ehrenberg is Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Head of the Institute for Applied Materials (IAM). He addresses fundamentals and new materials for novel energy storage systems, development and processing of components for electrochemical energy storage devices and the integration of batteries into applications. He is speaker of the topic “Electrochemical Energy Storage” within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HGF), spokesperson of the cluster of excellence “energy storage beyond lithium” (POLiS), co-director of the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (CELEST) and coordinator in the BMBF-funded clusters of competence “FestBatt” and “AQua”.