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Advances in Photovoltaics

23rd March 2022

***Full Programme Announced***

This one-day in-person meeting at the Institute of Physics provides a forum to help assess the current state of the art in solar cells. It brings together a list of distinguished invited speakers whose expertise covers the range of photovoltaic technologies.

Venue: Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU.

Organised by the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group and co-sponsored by the Energy Group and the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar Network+.



Full Programme

09.30      Coffee and Registration

Morning Session, Chair: Michael Walls (Loughborough University) 

10.25      Introduction

10.30      The Future of Thin Film Photovoltaics, Gang Xiong (First Solar Inc., USA)

11.10     Advanced Processing and Characterization of CdTe and CdSeTe Devices Kurt Barth (Loughborough University)

11.50     Cd-Rich Grown CdTe:As Thin Film Solar Cells Displaying High Efficiency, Ochai Oklobia (Swansea University)

12.05     A Sodium Fluoride Doping Approach to CdTe Solar Cells, Tom Shalvey (University of Liverpool)

12.20      Lunch  and Poster session

Afternoon Session, Chair: Stuart Irvine (Swansea University)    

13.20     Understanding Nanoscale Recombination and Instabilities in Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics, Sam Stranks (University of Cambridge)

14.00   Addressing Climate Change with Perovskite-On-Silicon; Fast Integration of a New Technology, Laura Miranda Perez (Oxford Photovoltaics)          

14.40     Aerosol Treatment for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells, Joe Briscoe (Queen Mary University of London)

14.55     Efficient Ultrathin AgBiS2 Solar Cells via Cation Disorder Engineering, Sean Kavanagh (Imperial College London)

15.10     Tea

15.40     How Hybrid Organic Inorganic Perovskites can be Enhanced Through Structuring, Steven Hepplestone (University of Exeter)

16.20     Metal Halide Perovskites: Links Between Electronic Transport, Ion Migration and Microstructure, Laura Herz (University of Oxford)

17.00     Close


***Due to recent uncertainties related to COVID restrictions, abstracts for poster presentations will now be accepted until  11th March ***

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Help with Attendance and Childcare Costs:

A limited number of student bursaries to cover event attendance fees for UK based PhD students will be available on a first-come-first served basis.

The SuperSolar Childcare Fund is welcoming applications from participants at this event. SuperSolar can contribute to additional childcare costs for those presenting and attending.


Christopher Malins
01509 635250


Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9BU United Kingdom
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