KSC Seminar with Prof. Christoph Brabec

PSE Visiting Faculty Program:

Professor Christoph Brabec, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg


Tutorial Series: Data-driven Concepts to Accelerate Solar Technologies

May 29          3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

May 31          3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

June 1           1:30 PM– 2:30 PM



As part of KAUST PSE Visiting Faculty Program, KSC is pleased to announce the upcoming Tutorial Series on “Data-driven Concepts to Accelerate Solar Technologies” by Professor Christoph J. Brabec.

This series comprises 3 tutorials which will be held at 3pm on May, 29, 31, and June 2, 2022 respectively. This event presents a unique opportunity for the wider scientific community to hear Professor Brabec’s in-depth analysis of all aspects of solution processing organic, hybrid, and inorganics semiconductor devices with a strong focus on photovoltaics and renewable energy systems. The series will principally cover PV materials and device research, printed PV, and systems monitoring. At the end of each lecture, audience members will be given the chance of engaging in with Professor Brabec on all things PV materials.



Christoph J. Brabec received his PhD (1995) in Physical Chemistry from Linz University, Austria and joined the group of Alan Heeger at UC Santa Barbara (USA) for a sabbatical. He joined the SIEMENS research labs (project leader) in 2001, Konarka in 2004 (CTO), Erlangen University (FAU - Professor for Material Science) in 2009, ZAE Bayern e.V. (scientific director and board member) in 2010, spokesmen of the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Films (IZNF) in 2013 and became director at FZ Jülich (IEK[1]11) in 2018. In 2018 he was further appointed as Honorary Professor at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. His research interests include all aspects of solution processing organic, hybrid and inorganic semiconductor devices with a strong focus on photovoltaics and renewable energy systems. His combined scientific and technological interests have supported the spin-out of several companies. He has published over 700 articles, approximately 100 patents, several books and book chapters and overall received more than 80000 citations. His h-index is over 100 and in recent years Thompson Reuters HRC has consistently listed him as a highly cited researcher.



May 29, 2022, Lecture 1:               Accelerating PV materials & device research

May 31, 2022, Lecture 2:               Accelerating process development for printed PV

June 01, 2022, Lecture 3:                 Accelerating PV systems monitoring



Auditorium, Level 0, between buildings 4 & 5



Please click here for registration.


For further information, please email to: ksc@kaust.edu.sa