Posted: April 8, 2010

Free online workshop on nanotechnology and photovoltaics - last call

(Nanowerk News) Currently the world’s fastest growing energy technology, photovoltaic production is increasing by roughly 50% each year. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on ‘Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics’ organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday April 16 from 12.45-15.15 GMT (13.45-16.15 BST).
Expert speakers include Prof Dr Wim Sinke - a representative of the European Technology Platform on Photovoltaics, Prof Dr Lucimara S. Roman - a senior expert in Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics and Prof. Dr Teketel Yohannes Anshebo – of the University of Addis Ababa and Director of the African School on Nanoscience for Solar Energy Conversion to be held in May.
Participation is free for registered users of the ICPC-NanoNet website (sign up free of charge at
12.45 - 13.00 System Check, Welcome, About ICPC-NanoNet (Ineke Malsch)
13.00 - 13.30 Nanotechnology for high-performance and low-cost PV technologies; conclusions from the Strategic Research Agenda of the EU PV Technology Platform (Prof Dr Wim Sinke, UU, ECN, Netherlands)
13.30 - 13.45 Discussion
13.45 - 14.15 Electrical, optical and morphological aspects of organic photovoltaics (Prof Dr Lucimara S. Roman, DQ-UFPR, University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil)
14.15 - 14.30 Discussion
14.30 - 15.00 Conducting Polymers-based Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion (Prof. Dr Teketel Yohannes Anshebo, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
15.00 - 15.15 Discussion and close
About the speakers
Prof Wim Sinke: Utrecht University, nanophotonics and ECN, Netherlands, WG3 (Research) leader, EUPVplatform
Prof Dr Lucimara S. Roman: DQ-UFPR, University of Parana, Curitiba, group leader Nanodevices for Photovoltaics and Memory Devices
Prof Dr Teketel Yohannes Anshebo: University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Director of the African School on Nanoscience for Solar Energy Conversion to be held in May
For more information, contact the organiser Ineke Malsch [email protected]
Workshop participants must be registered users of ICPC-Nanonet. Registration is free. Numbers are limited to the first 25 registrations.
About ICPC-Nanonet
The ICPC-Nanonet project is funded by the European Union under FP7 for four years, from June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries.
For further information about the ICPC-Nanonet project contact the project coordinator Lesley Tobin, [email protected], visit the website at or browse the free open-access nano publications archive at
Source: ICPC Nanonet