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

October 31 to November 2, 2016​​





The 'KAUST Research Conference: Emerging Concepts and Materials in Solar Energy Conversion' is a cross-disciplinary conference on novel concepts and materials for photovoltaic, photochemical, and photocatalytic energy conversion. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from different disciplines including Chemistry, Physics, and Material Science, who are at the forefront of their respective research areas, to share and discuss their latest discoveries among each other and with researchers, postdocs, and students at KAUST. The conference focuses on emerging research topics of current interest such as: i.) perovskite solar cells, specifically new materials, device concepts and routes to address the stability issues, ii.) quantum-dot (QD) and advanced silicon solar cells, iii.) novel high-efficiency donor and non-fullerene acceptor materials for organic PV, iv.) photocatalysis, specifically water splitting and carbon dioxide sequestration, and photochemical energy conversion.

In addition to the international academic program, the conference will host a focus session for postdocs and PhD students, who will get the chance to present their work in front of an international audience. Additionally, a poster session will allow participants to discuss their research ideas and recent results with the scientific community. Finally, the conference will also host a satellite workshop on early-stage career planning, paper and proposal writing as well as CV and cover letter writing for our young researchers.



With warm regards,
Chair: Dr. Frederic Laquai, Associate Director of Solar Center

Co-Chair: Dr. Osman Bakr, Associate Professor of Material Science & Engineering




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).