Symposium P

Category: Energy Materials

Symposium P

Advanced Inorganic Materials and Thin Film Technology for Solar Energy Harvesting and Electronic Application

The symposium focuses on the recent development of advanced inorganic materials for the solar energy harvesting and electronic application; such as solar cells, solar hydrogen production, solar glass, and other renewable energy-conversion technologies, thin film electronics.

The development of cost-competitive renewable energy generation is much sought-after to overcome the global warming and shortage of power generation. Therefore it is critical to develop earth abundant and environmentally friendly materials for the next generation low cost renewable energy technology. This could lead to high-efficiency, cost-effective and scalable solar-energy-conversion, and effective solar fuels technologies. Nanotechnology in solar energy devices is also a highly interdisciplinary and fast-growing field. Application of nanostructures using earth abundant materials in solar energy conversion requires methods for reproducible growth, convenient assembly and integration, as well as physical property characterization tool with nanoscale resolution.

Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimizing, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy. In hot climates, solar control glass can be used to minimize the solar heat gain. Thus, production of low cost solar glass is essential.

It will provide a rich platform for exchanging the latest findings and discuss future trends in the application of clean energy technologies.

The goal of this symposium is to provide a discussion forum for researchers working on the earth-abundant inorganic materials and devices for solar cells, solar fuels and other solar-energy-conversion technologies.

A wide range of inorganic materials will be featured: Cu-chalcogenides, CZTS, novel kesterites, CuO, Cu2O, ZnO, NiO, MoO3, TiO2, FeSi2, FeS2, Zn3P2, Cu2S, Cu3N, Sb2S3, Bi2S3, Fe2O3, MoS2, Co3O4, WO3 ternary ZnSn(N,P)2, Cu2SnS3, Cu4SnS4, Fe2(Si,Ge)S4, GaAs, germanium, and related materials.

  • Solar-to-Electric Conversion
  • Novel solar energy materials and thin film solar cells
  • Nanomaterials for solar energy conversion
  • Emerging device concepts (Schottky junction, nanowire, nanocrystal, BJT & 3D photovoltaic device, etc.)
  • Heterogeneous materials integration and challenges
  • Transparent/semitransparent inorganic solar cells for BIPV application
  • Recent developement in transparent conductors (oxide, metal, and graphene based)
  • Solar-to-Fuel Conversion
  • Solar Water Splitting
  • Solar Thermal Hydrogen Production
  • Materials for Smart Glass Coating
  • Cost-effective low emission glass
  • Recent development of coating technology for low emission glass
  • Metal oxides for solar cells and solar glass applications
  • Thin film electronics
  • Smart coating for electronic cooling
  • Solar selective absorber
  • Up-conversion and down-conversion materials for energy harvesting and smart coating

~ Information forthcoming ~


Goutam Kumar DALAPATI
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore


Lydia Helena WONG
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Jung-Yong LEE
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea


Goutam Kumar DALAPATI
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore


Organizer Contact

Materials Research Society of Singapore
c/o School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
BLK N4.1 Level 1 Room N4.1-01-27
Singapore 639798

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