Renewable and cost effective energy supply is one of the biggest challenge which has impact on human and global environment. The solar energy conversion technologies are entering into a new regime with inception of novel device architectures, nanotechnology and new materials for the devices. In particular, recently halide perovskite materials demonstrated outstanding performance with >23% power conversion efficiency. The next generation hybrid solar cells with utilization of nanomaterials and technology are evolving as strong candidates for the cost-effective solutions to the energy crises. However, several challenges are also associated with the scale-up production and commercialization of these technologies. This workshop will focus on the recent developments in the field and challenges associated with the solar energy conversion, next generation photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. The aim of this workshop is to gather scientists and engineers working in the relevant fields to discuss progresses, challenges, and future directions of emerging concepts in the field of photovoltaics and optoelectronics.
|Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP, Pakistan)||Dr. Sara Qaisar (NCP, Pakistan)|
|Dr. S. K. Hassanain (COMSTECH, Pakistan)|
|Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende (Uni. of Konstanz, Germany)||Dr. Muhammad Sultan (NCP, Islamabad)|
|Dr. Azhar Fakhruddin (IMEC, Belgium)|
|Dr. Safeer Ahmed (QAU, Pakistan)||Dr. Naila Jabeen (NCP, Pakistan)|
|Dr. Ghulam Hasnain (QAU, Pakistan)||Dr. Shahzad Abubakr (NCP, Pakistan)|
|Mr. Abdul Hamid (NCP, Pakistan)||Mr. Rizwan Ali Khan (NCP, Pakistan)|
|Dr. Muhammad Arshad (NCP, Pakistan)|
|Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende||University of Konstanz, Germany||Hybrid and Perovskite solar cells|
|Prof. M. Khaja Nazeeruddin*||EPFL, Switzerland||Developments and prospects of Perovskite solar cells|
|Prof. Norani Muti Mohamed||University Tekn. Petronas, Malaysia||Low dimensional semiconductors processing and nanotechnology|
|Prof. Thomas Brown*||University of Rome, Italy||Flexible perovskite solar cells|
|Prof. Dr. S. K. Hassanain||COMSTECH, Pakistan||Metal-oxide semiconductors|
|Dr. Azhar Fakharuddin||IMEC, Belgium||Perovskite optoelectronic devices|
|Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja||IIUI, Pakistan||Photovoltaics and optoelectronic devices|
|Prof. Shahzad Naseem||CESSP, Uni. of Punjab, Pakistan||Nanomaterials for photovoltaic applications|
|Dr. Azhar Iqbal||QAU, Pakistan||Ultrafast charge dynamics at interface of hybrid materials|
|Prof. Muhammad Hassan Sayyad||GIKI, Pakistan||Commercialization of next generation solar cells|
|Dr. Safeer Ahmad||QAU, Pakistan||Water splitting|
|Dr. Afzal Hussain Kamboh||PCRET, Pakistan||Doped perovskite materials for solar cell application|
|Dr. Gul Rehman||QAU, Pakistan||Theoretical calculations for energy materials and devices|
|Dr. Zohair S. Khan||NUST, Pakistan||Thin film solar cells|
|Dr. M. Zahir Iqbal||GIKI, Pakistan||Two dimensional materials and their application|
|Dr. Abdul Basit||IST, Pakistan||Quantum dot solar cells|
|Dr. Amna Bashir||QAU, Pakistan||Carbon based Perovskite solar cells|
07 - 09 October, 2019
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan
Research students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members and scientists/engineers who are actively involved in the related research areas are encouraged to apply for participation and presentation (oral or poster). The travel expenses of the participants shall be borne by their parent institutes. Partial travel assistance may be provided to selected outstation student participants and speakers on merit basis. Shortlisted national participants will be intimated during third week of September 2019. There is no fee for foreign participants however they will have to arrange their travel expenses.
To encourage the participation of young researchers/ students in the field, poster prizes will be awarded to three best presenters.
Local = Rs. 1000/-, Outstation: Rs. 2000/-
Local = Rs. 1500/-, Outstation: Rs. 2500/-
Online application form can be accessed here. Deadline for foreign participants is 01 July, 2019 and for local participants is 06 September, 2019.
To download the workshop brochure, click here.
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics