October 8 - 10, 2018


The solar energy conversion technologies are entering into a new regime with novel device architectures, new materials and process ability of hybrid structures in the devices. Organic-inorganic perovskite materials have attracted the interest of the scientific community primarily due to the remarkable power conversion efficiency of about 23% achieved within six years, since their inception. However, despite the high efficiency, the stability of these devices is still a challenge, so that investigations of physical processes that can help overcome this setback still need to be explored.

The main purpose of the workshop is to strengthen the photovoltaic related research activities and broaden the understanding of young researchers in the new generation of photovoltaics. The workshop topics will mainly cover fundamentals of hybrid photovoltaics, their physics, processing & characterization techniques and stability of third generation solar cells. Moreover, advanced topics such as emerging concepts in photovoltaics, role of interfaces and charge transfer dynamics will be also part of the workshop.

This workshop will be centered on the lecture series of Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende from the University of Konstanz, who is a renowned expert in the field of hybrid photovoltaics. Some online lectures from other experts in this field will also be a part of the workshop.

The technical sessions in the workshop will comprise of plenary lectures, starting with the basics and leading to advanced concepts. Discussions and poster sessions will provide the opportunity to get involved in collaborative work on contemporary research problems.

Lectures Topics

  • Basics of solar energy conversion and third generation solar cells
  • Perovskite materials and device physics
  • Emerging concepts in photovoltaics
  • Processing and characterization of third generation solar cells
  • Opportunities and challenges related to third generation solar cells
  • Impedance spectroscopy of hybrid devices
  • Charge transfer dynamics and role of interfaces in hybrid solar cells


Dr. Hafeez Hoorani (NCP) Dr. Sara Qaisar (NCP) Dr. S. K. Hassanain (COMSTECH)


Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende (Uni. Konstanz) Dr. Muhammad Sultan (NCP) Dr. Azhar Fakhruddin (Uni. Konstanz)

Technical Committee

Dr. Naila Jabeen Dr. Shahzad Abu Bakr

Organizing Committee

Mr. Inam Ur Rehman Butt Mr. Abdul Hamid Mr. M. Arshad
Ms. Abida Saleem

Symposium Coordinator

Dr. Muhammad Sultan
Email: sultan@ncp.edu.pk
Tel: 051-2077300 Ext. 408, 0345-5893398
Nanoscience and Technology Department (NS&TD)

Venue and Date

24 September, 2018
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan


Active graduate & post graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists, who have published research work in recognized international journals during the last three years, will be encouraged to participate. Local hospitality will be provided to the participants. As a rule, travel expenses of the participant will be borne by their home institutes. However, partial travel assistance may be provided to selected local participants residing outside Islamabad.

How to apply

Registration Form can be download from here. The scanned copy of application form should be sent via email to (caad@ncp.edu.pk) on or before 05 September, 2018 to the Activity Secretariat at NCP. All applicants are required to provide information about their CNIC in the application form. There is no registration fee. List of accepted participants will be posted on the NCP website accordingly.

Selected Participants

To download the list of selected participants, click here.

Symposium Poster

To download the symposium poster, click here.

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077342, +92-51-2077395
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk