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Workshop on Emerging Materials for Thin Film Solar Cells

DATES: August 7 - 12, 2011
LOCATION: University of California, Santa Barbara

Thin film solar cells represent an alternative to single crystalline silicon for conversion of solar to electrical energy.  Existing materials systems, including CdTe and CIGS have demonstrated power conversion efficiencies of greater than 10%.  Emerging solutions include organic photovoltaics, dye sensitized solar cells, and nanostructured inorganic semiconductors.  A driving interest in these new materials is their reliance on earth abundant materials and their potential for low-cost.  This workshop will introduce the issues of solar energy conversion and the grand challenges in materials design to achieve high solar power conversion efficiency and practicality.

You can find the program schedule, program details and poster session assignments for the summer school at the following link:

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You can find speaker abstracts for the summer school at the following link:

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Prof. Michael Chabinyc (UCSB)
Prof. Lynn Loo (Princeton University)
Prof. Liwei Chen (Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Science)

Dr. Martin Heeney (Imperial College, London)
Prof. John Rogers (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Prof. Sigurd Wagner (Princeton University)
Prof. Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Prof. David Ginger (University of Washington)
Prof. Russell Holmes (U. Minnesota)
Prof. Tobias Hanrath (Cornell University)
Prof. Gerald Meyer (Johns Hopkins University)
Prof. Angus Rockett (UIUC)
Prof. David Norris (ETH-Zurich)
Prof. Harry Attwater (Caltech)
Dr. Aaron Barkhouse (IBM)
Dr. Joseph Berry (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Dr. Dana Olson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Dr. Chris McNeil (Cambridge University, UK)
Dr. Ruben Collins (Colorado School of Mines)
Dr. Mark Lusk (Colorado School of Mines)
Dr. Subhendu Guha (Uni-Solar)

We welcome applications for the workshop from graduate (PhD) students, post- doctoral fellows and early career faculty. There will be poster sessions to allow attendees to present their research.  Lodging and meals will be provided and there is no registration fee. Partial travel support is available.

Application Deadline: The online application is closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

For further program details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Ra Thea or Lindsey Kasehagen

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