KAUST Research Conference 2016: Emerging Concepts and Materials in Solar Energy Conversion

October 31 to November 2, 2016

 

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Agenda

Day 1, October 31st

TIME

PROGRAM

08:00

Registration and Breakfast

08:20

Welcome Address

Session 1 – Perovskite and Nanomaterials

08:40

Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame, US): Excited state chemistry of mixed halide lead perovskites

09:20

Ted Sargent (University of Toronto, Canada): Progress in rational nanomaterials strategies for the synthesis of fuels and feedstocks using renewable energy

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Laura Herz (University of Oxford, UK): Optoelectronic properties of hybrid metal halide perovskites for photovoltaics

11:10

Fahd Rajab (Najran University, KSA): Nanoplasmonic sensing as a route for monitoring the formation of MAPbX3 perovskite

11:50

Conference group photo (Staircase between Building 16 and 19)

12:10

Lunch (Campus Diner)

Rawabi Holding Session – Silicon-based PV and Technology Transfer

14:00

Opening Remarks by Mr. Abdulaziz AlTurki (Rawabi Holding)

14:10

Serry Bakarman (Director of Research & Technology Park): Innovation & Economic Development at KAUST

14:20 Stefaan De Wolf (KAUST - KSC): Advances in silicon heterojunction solar cell research

15:00

Jose Luis Hernandez (Kaneka Solar Energy): Crystalline silicone heterojunction solar cell exceeding 26% conversion efficiency

15:30

Coffee Break

​16:00Jr-Hau He (KAUST - EE): Toward highly efficient nanostructured solar cells: A concurrent electrical and optical design

16:40

Paul Yang (Neo Solar Power): NSP heterojunction solar cell technology

17:10

Muhammad Hussain (KAUST - EE): Advanced integration strategy for high performance flexible silicon solar cell

17:50

End of Day 1

19:00

Poster Session and Buffet Dinner (Sea Side Atrium of Building 4, Level 2)

 

Day 2, November 1st

TIME

PROGRAM

08:00

Registration and Breakfast

Session 3 – Organic PV: Materials and Photophysics

08:20

Kirk Schanze (University of Texas at San Antonio, US): Photoinduced charge transfer and recombination in π-conjugated electronic systems

09:00

Anna Köhler (University of Bayreuth, Germany): On the role of charge delocalization in organic solar cells

09:40

Guangye Zhang (HKUST, Hong Kong): Temperature dependent aggregation enables organic solar cells with efficiency up to 11.7%

10:20

Coffee Break

10:50Lynn Loo (Princeton University, US): Single-junction molecular solar cells with photovoltages >1.4 V

11:30

John Papanikolas (University of North Carolina, US): Visualizing electronic dynamics in nanostructures with ultrafast microscopy

12:10

 Nicky Dean (Nature Energy): Introduction to Nature Energy and the Nature Research Journals

12:50

Lunch (Campus Diner)

Session 4 – 1st half: Organic PV: Interfaces; 2nd half: Solar Fuels

14:00

Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta, Canada): The role(s) of interfaces in organic photovoltaics

14:40

Denis Andrienko (MPIP Mainz, Germany): Understanding energetics of organic-organic interfaces

15:20Derya Baran (Imperial College London, UK): Low photon loss polymer:non-fullerene solar cells for high efficiency organic photovoltaics

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Kazuhiro Takanabe (KAUST - CS): Water splitting driven by solar energy: Quantitative approach using electrocatalysis

17:10

Bandar AlOtaibi (McGill University, Canada): Accelerating nature: Artificial photosynthesis using III-nitride nanowires

17:50

End of Day 2

19:00

Dinner

 

Day 3, November 2nd

TIME

PROGRAM

08:00

Registration and Breakfast

 

Junior Scientist Session

08:30 - 10:00

Short talks presented by junior scientists, 12+3 minutes each

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

Short talks presented by junior scientists, 12+3 minutes each

12:15

Concluding Remarks; Prizes for the two best posters (sponsored by ACS), talk presented by a junior scientist (sponsored by ACS), and "KICP Innovation Award" for a scientific project of significant market potential and industrial relevance presented at the poster session (sponsored by KAUST IEO).

12:30

Lunch (Campus Diner)

ACS on Campus

13:30 - 17:00

ACS on Campus session: Attend ACS on Campus, the premier outreach initiative of the American Chemical Society! Join the world’s leaders in chemistry, publishing, and research for two hours of special programing on the scholarly publishing process. You’ll learn ten tips for preparing a successful manuscript, how to be strong peer reviewer, and tools for communicating your science effectively.

At ACS on Campus, you’ll hear from some of the brightest minds in chemistry:

Dr. Jillian Buriak, Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials
Dr. Prashant V. Kamat, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters
Dr. Kirk Schanze, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces


13:30-13:45     Opening Remarks
13:45-15:15     Preparing a Manuscript - Panel Discussion
15:15-15:30     Coffee Break
15:30-16:00     Peer Review
16:00-16:30     Copyright & Ethics
16:30-17:00     Manuscript Workshop

15:15

Coffee Break

13:30 - 17:00

Lab Tour (in parallel): IEO’s tour to the New Energy Oasis (NEO) at the Research and Technology Park, KAUST Core Labs tour and KAUST Solar Center Tour.

Core Lab Tour     13:30-15:00
NEO Tour            15:00-16:00
KSC Lab Tour      16:00-17:00

17:00

End of Day 3 and of Conference

19:00

Conference BBQ Dinner

 

Day 4, November 3rd

TIME

PROGRAM

AM

Snorkeling trip

PM

KAUST Museum guided tour

 

 

 

The event is organized by the KAUST Solar Center (KSC) with financial support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR).