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Advances in Photovoltaics: Tandems & Bifacial PV

7th December 2022

Full Programme Announced – Poster Contributions Still Welcome

One day in-person meeting on 7th December 2022 at The Institute of Physics, London, organised by the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group and co-sponsored by the Energy Group and the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar Network+.

Limited Number of ECR Attendance Bursaries Available to SuperSolar Network Members




The Advances in Photovoltaics meetings provide 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.

This event in the series has a focus on two topics that are gathering a great deal of interest within the PV research community. We present Keynote speakers from some of the leading global research groups working on tandem and bifacial PV technologies with the intentional of stimulating the UK research effort in these areas that may prove vital to further increase the uptake of solar PV in power generation.

Each topic will embrace recent developments from lab-scale devices to large-scale systems.

Invited Speakers

Dr Adriana Paracchino (Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology)

“Perovskite/silicon tandems developments at CSEM”



Dr Erkan Aydin (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology) “Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells: Highly Efficient and Stable Monofacial and Bifacial Device Concepts”



Dr Anna Robinson (Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd)

“Perovskite on Silicon – a Sustainable Future”



Dr Aruna Ivaturi (University of Strathclyde)

Tapping the Invisible – Upconversion for Enhancing IR Response of Bifacial Si Solar Cells “



Dr Silvana Ayala Oviatt (NREL)

Understanding the Bifacial Modeling and Field Research Space




Dr George Koutsourakis (NPL)

“Metrology Aspects and Challenges for Bifacial Photovoltaics”



Submitted Talks:

Sam Teale (University of Toronto), Regulating Surface Potential Maximises Open Circuit Voltage in All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Dr Bart Roose (University of Cambridge), Developing Impedance Spectroscopy Methods for All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
John O’Sullivan (University of Oxford), Towards a Graphene Transparent Conducting Electrode for Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
Dr Xiaolei Lui (Loughborough University), SCAPS Simulation of Bifacial Thin Film CdTe Solar Cells


Poster contributions are still welcome. Poster boards are limited so please send a title to ensure your space to:


Exhibition table-tops are also available – please contact


Organisers: Dr Christopher Malins (, Dr Tasmiat Rahman (, Dr Pietro Caprioglio (  IOP Organiser:


Help with Attendance and Childcare Costs:

A limited number of student bursaries to cover event attendance fees for UK based PhD students and Early Career Researchers 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.




7th December 2022


Christopher Malins
01509 635250


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