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Session 04: SOLAR ENERGY

Direct conversion of solar energy into electrical, chemical or thermal energies is recognized as the renewable option with the highest theoretical and practical potential (the rate at which solar energy is intercepted bythe Earth is between 10,000 and 20,000 times greater than the rate at which humankind consumes energy). Yet, solar is one of the technologies lagging farther behind in the race to meet their maximum potential and master the new technologies that will shape the forthcoming sustainable model. Thus, solar conversion is a field in which great improvements are still possible and one worth investing much greater time and efforts. From fundamental breakthroughs to innovative applications, from Physics to Nanoscience to Engineering, a whole array of pending developments is waiting to be made. This session will try to convey and foster discussion on the wide variety of approaches which need to be pushed in parallel to make solar a consolidated technology. This includes understanding and controlling the fundamentals through basic scientific studies from condensed matter Physics to molecular Chemistry, optimizing and engineering solar technologies, but also boosting all of the above through creative and farsighted policy-making.

session 04A, 19th August 2014, 10:35-12:20
moderator: Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero, CSIC/ICN2/MATGAS, Spain

Nano Materials for Light Harvesting Applications (30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. Amitava Patra FRSC
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata


Silinazation of TiO2 Nanowire Array Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells for Higher Conversion Efficiency (30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. Feimeng Zhou
Director, NSF-Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (NSF-CREST)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles
United States



session 04B, 19th August 2014, 13:40-15:25
moderator: Prof. Amitava Patra FRSC, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India

Morphology Engineering of Porous Media for Enhanced Solar Fuel and Power Production (30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. Sophia Haussener
Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering
Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Assessment of Capacity Factor and Dispatch Flexibility of Concentrated Solar Power Units (30 minutes) Abstract

Kilian Dallmer-Zerbe
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg

Theoretical Modeling on Luminescent Down-Shifting Process – Relationship between Short Circuit Current Density Enhancement and Photophysical Properties of Luminescent Molecules
(30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. Wen-Ji Dong
School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
United States




session 04E, 21st August 2014, 8:30-10:15
moderator: Prof. Sophia Haussener, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

An Integrated Design Challenge for Students in Engineering and Architecture (30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. W. Mark McGinley
Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
United States

Stepwise chemical information processing in dye-sensitized solar cells (30 minutes) Abstract

Dr. Norifusa Satoh
Senior Researcher
High Efficiency Solar Cell Group
Photovoltaics Materials Unit
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


On the Near-Mid-IR HOMO-LUMO gap in amide linked porphyrin-rhodamine dyads (30 minutes) Abstract

José A. B. Ferreira
Centro de Química Estrutural
Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa


session 04F, 21st August 2014, 10:35-12:20
moderator: Prof. Feimeng Zhou, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

Reduction in energy for home lighting in developing countries (30 minutes) Abstract

Prof. Paul O. Otasowie
Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
University of Benin, Benin city


Single-Hidden Layer Artificial Neural Network for Solar Energy Potential Prediction Model in Indonesia: a Case Study in Southern Region of Sulawesi Island (30 minutes) Abstract

Andhika Prastawa
Center for Energy Conversion and Conservation Technology
Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta


R&D investment and strategy on PV in South Korea (30 minutes) Abstract

Noeon Park
R&D Coordination Division
Korea Institute of S& T Evaluation and Planning, Seoul


This session is chaired by:

Pedro Gomez-Romero
CSIC Full Research Professor
Group Leader, NEO-Energy Lab, ICN2
Vicedirector MATGAS



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