Workshop on OPVs and Perovskite PVs

workshop opv

Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) is an emerging technology that will revolutionize the generation of electricity by renewable sources. OPVs are characterized by their low cost, lightweight, flexible, semi-transparent nature, and compatibility with large-scale production techniques like Roll-to-Roll processing, that make them attractive for numerous mass-market application areas. The enormous effort in the science and technology of OPVs led to many achievements in terms of device efficiencies. Several research groups & companies have announced very high device efficiencies. However, in order for OPVs to be implemented for mass production, there are still open issues to be overcome, as the lower efficiency values and shorter lifetimes in comparison to other PV technologies (e.g. inorganic PVs).

Also, Perovskite PVs are an emerging field and rapidly expanding field which will revolutionize PV technology and applications since it combines simple and low-cost manufacturing methods with remarkable device efficiencies, often surpassing 20%. These PVs have enormous commercial potential for implementation to consumer applications for the market in the near future. Despite these promising attributes, the broader adoption of perovskite PVs hinges on overcoming critical challenges such as stability and toxicity concerns.

The OPVs and Perovskite PVs Workshop addresses key topics including materials synthesis, interface engineering, device architectures, stability, and environmental impact. Discussions cover advancements in nanomaterials, donor-acceptor interfaces, lead-free alternatives, and morphology control. Additionally, the workshop explores device modeling, large-scale manufacturing, and novel fabrication methods like printing and vacuum technologies. Considerations for indoor applications and sustainability are also examined, making it a vital platform for the advancement of photovoltaic technologies.


The OPVs and Perovskite PVs Workshop topics include:

  • Polymer & Small Molecule Organic Semiconductors
  • Organic/inorganic and hybrid materials and systems
  • Synthesis of novel nanomaterials for OPVs & PPVs
  • Interface Engineering
  • Strategies for optimizing donor-acceptor interfaces
  • Lead-free perovskite alternatives for solar cell devices
  • Influence of nano-morphology on device physics
  • Binary and ternary organic semiconductor blends
  • Device Stability & Lifetime
  • Plasmonic OPVs
  • Charge transport and microstructure relationships
  • Structure-property relationships in organic semiconductors for OPVs
  • Device Modelling, Simulations & Computational Methods
  • Advancing OPV and Perovskite Solar Cell Technology: Development of devices, scaling up production processes & Life Cycle Assessment
  • Tandem perovskite solar cell architectures for enhanced efficiency and performance
  • High efficiency approaches in vacuum and printing technologies
  • Novel fabrication by lab- and large area processes (e.g. Printing, Vacuum, Patterning)
  • Thin film monitoring and optimization of processes
  • Large Scale Manufacturing & Applications
  • Indoor applications: efficiency, stability, and performance considerations
  • Environmental Impact and Sustainability
  • Commercialization and Market Trends


Workshop International Organizing Committee (tentative)

  • J. Ackermann, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), France
  • N. Banerji, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • G. Boschloo, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • J. Clark, University of Sheffield, UK
  • V. Dyakonov, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • B. Fillon, CEA/LITEN, France
  • K. Fostiropoulos, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • A. Ho-Baillie, University of Sydney, Australia
  • G. Itskos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • L. Nienhaus, Florida State University, USA
  • A. F. Nogueira, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • A. Petrozza, Italian Institute of Technology, italy
  • M. Schraber, Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • N. Stingelin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • P. D. Veneri, ENEA, Italy

Supported by:

flex2energy logo EU HORIZON EUROPE - Flex2Energy: "Automated Manufacturing Production Line for Integrated Printed Organic Photovoltaics"
realnano logo EU H2020 - REALNANO: "In-line and Real-time digital nano-characterization technologies for the high yield manufacturing of Flexible Organic Electronics"
musicode logo EU H2020 - MUSICODE: "An experimentally-validated multi-scale materials, process and device modelling & design platform enabling non-expert access to open innovation in the Organic and Large Area Electronics Industry"
ff2s logo EU H2020 - FlexFunction2Sustain: "Open Innovation Ecosystem for Sustainable Nano-functionalized Flexible Plastic and Paper Surfaces and Membranes"
nanomecommons logo EU H2020 - nanoMECommons: "Harmonisation of EU-wide nanomechanics protocols and relevant data exchange procedures, across representative cases; standardisation, interoperability, data workflow (nanoMECommons)"
smartline logo EU H2020 - SMARTLINE: "Smart In-line metrology and control for boosting the yield and quality of high-volume manufacturing of Organic electronics"
cornet logo EU H2020 - CORNET: "Multiscale Modelling and Characterization to optimize the Manufacturing processes of Organic Electronics materials and devices"


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