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SuperSolar Annual Conference 2022

20th September 2022 @ 10:00 am - 22nd September 2022 @ 4:00 pm BST



The SuperSolar Annual Conference will be online again in 2022. Spread over morning and afternoon sessions on three consecutive days, featuring session keynotes from world leading researchers in photovoltaic technologies. The conference is FREE and open to all


Conference Programme

Day 1: Silicon and Thin Film Inorganic Photovoltaics, Tuesday 20th September (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 BST)

Morning Session 10.00-12.00 Chair: Prof Mike (Loughborough University)

10.00: Welcome from SuperSolar Director, Prof Mike Walls (Loughborough University)


10.10: Keynote Speaker: Prof Alison Lennon (SunDrive Solar) “Metallisation and material sustainability for silicon PV”


Contributed Talks:

10.45: Dr Ochai Oklobia (Swansea University) “Cd-saturated grown CdTe:As solar cells: impact on As incorporation and device performance”

11.00: Jack Tyson (University of Southampton) “Analysing the optical performance of hybrid black silicon surface textures under variable angle illumination”

11.15: Sophie Pain (University of Warwick) “Development of ultra-thin passivation layers for silicon photovoltaics by atomic layer deposition”

11.30: Dr Xiaolei Liu (Loughborough University) “Cerium doped zinc oxide emitter layers for thin film cadmium telluride solar cells”

12.00-14.00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 Chair: Prof John Murphy (University of Warwick)


14.00: Keynote Speaker: Prof Lawrence Kazmerski (University of Colorado) “Solar photovoltaics: evolution of a technology from research curiosity to reality”


Contributed Talks:

14.45: Rachael Greenhalgh (Loughborough University) “The effect of a CdSe layer remaining in CdSeTe/CdTe devices”

15.00: Ailish Wratten (University of Warwick) “Understanding hafnium oxide passivation for silicon solar cells”

15.15: Jacob Lever (University of Liverpool) “Se diffusion in CdSexTe1-x photovoltaics”

15.30: Nicole Fleck (Northumbria University) “In2O3:Mo as an alternative partner layer for Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells”

16.00: Close


Day 2: Perovskite, Organic and Dye Cells, Wednesday 21st September (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 BST)

Morning Session 10.00-12.00 Chair: Dr Petra Cameron (University of Bath)

10.00: Welcome from SuperSolar Director, Prof Mike Walls (Loughborough University)


10.10: Keynote Speaker: Prof Christiane Becker (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) “Nanotextured perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with 29.8% certified efficiency”



Contributed Talks:

10.45: Prof Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh) “A new type of solid-state dye-sensitised solar cell based on polyiodides”

11.00: Manuel Kober-Czerny (University of Oxford) “Excellent long-range charge-carrier mobility in 2D perovskites”

11.15: Dr Anurag Roy (University of Exeter) “Materialization of concentrated perovskite solar cells: fact and fathom”

11.30: Jarla Thiesbrummel (University of Oxford) “Universal Current Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells due to Mobile Ions”

12.00-14.00 Lunch Break


Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 Chair: Prof Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh)


14.00: Keynote Speaker: Prof David Lidzey (University of Sheffield) “Spray-deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells”


Contributed Talks:

14.45: Ben Gallant (University of Oxford) “From 2D to 3D: A green solvent system for templated sequential deposition of efficient and stable perovskite solar cells”

15.00: Krishanu Dey (University of Cambridge) “Understanding field-driven charge transport in mixed-metal halide perovskite semiconductors”

15.15: Xueping Liu (University of Surrey) “Interfacial engineering to achieve efficient and stable perovskite photovoltaic devices”

15.30: Dr Joel Smith (University of Oxford) “Manipulating polytype phase formation in metal halide perovskites”

16.00: Close


Day 3: Modelling, Performance, Testing, Applications and Systems, Thursday 22nd September (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 BST)

Morning Session 10.00-12.00 Chair: Prof Kurt Barth (Loughborough University)

10.00: Welcome from SuperSolar Director, Prof Mike Walls (Loughborough University)


10.10: Keynote Speaker: Dr Alona Armstrong (Lancaster University) “Addressing the climate and ecological emergencies through solar park deployment”



Contributed Talks:

10.45: Dr Martin Bliss (Loughborough University) “Towards more accurate PV-system power loss estimation from thermographic surveys”

11.00: Dr Stratis Batzelis (University of Southampton) “Solar integration in the UK and India: technical barriers and future directions”

11.15: Adam Law (Loughborough University) “Combined Anti-reflection and Anti-soiling Coatings for Solar Modules”

11.30: Dr Sebastian Sprick (Strathclyde University) “Photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction with conjugated polymers”

12.00-14.00 Lunch Break


Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 Chair: Dr Tasmiat Rahman (University of Southampton)


14.00: Keynote Speaker: Dr Ingrin Repins (NREL) “Providing data-driven guidance on long-term returns: successes and challenges in accelerated tests on PV modules”


Contributed Talks:

14.45: Luke Jones (Loughborough University) “Degradation mechanisms of fluorinated and non-fluorinated anti-soiling coatings”

15.00: Dr Dowon Bae (Herriot-Watt University) “Insights into solar-to-chemical energy storage system: modelling and empirical studies for redox flow cells”

15.15: Luis Infante-Ortega (Loughborough University) “Minimizing the absorption in indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films”

15.30: Prof Kurt Barth (Loughborough University) “Advanced Module Encapsulation and Reliability Developments”

16.00: Close




20th September 2022 @ 10:00 am BST
22nd September 2022 @ 4:00 pm BST


Christopher Malins
01509 635250