Invited Speakers

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Plenary speakers

Michael Grätzel 
(EPFL, Switzerland)
Nanostructured Photosystems for the Generation of Fuels and Electricity from Sunlight

Nate Lewis
(Caltech / JCAP, USA)
Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Robert Schlögl
(Fritz-Haber-Institute of the MPG, Germany)
Heterogeneous catalysts for solar fuel production: Status and perspectives

John Turner
(NREL, USA)
Materials and Economics for Photoelectrochemical Water-Splitting Systems
Anders Hagfeldt
(Uppsala University, Sweden)
Design Rules to High-Efficiency Mesoscopic Solar Cells
Wolfgang Schuhmann
(Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
High-throughput combinatorial screening of semiconductor libraries using photocurrent and photocurrent-spectroscopy in an optical scanning droplet cell
Leif Hammarström
(Uppsala University, Sweden)
Mechanisms of artificial photosynthesis: controlling electron transfer and molecular catalysis
Ib Chorkendorff
(Technical University of Denmark)
Elements of a tandem design for water splitting: Combining electrocatalysis with semiconductors
Nam-Gyu Park
(Sungkyunkwan University, South-Korea)
Methylammonium and formamidium lead iodide perovskite solar cells with efficiencies exceeding 16%
David Cahen
(Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Hybrid Organic / Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells: how do they work and what are they good for?
Wonyong Choi
(Postech, South-Korea)
Photocatalysis of Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Some Outstanding Characteristics of Photooxidants and Reactivity
Prashant V. Kamat
(University of Notre Dame, USA)
Hole Transfer Processes in Quantum Dot and Organometalhalide Solar Cells
Osamu Ishitani
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Development of visible-light driven photocatalysts for CO2 reduction
Avner Rothschild
(Technion, Israel)
Ultrathin film Fe2O3 photoanodes for solar energy conversion and storage

Keynote speakers

Mary Archer
(Formerly University of Cambridge, UK)
The IPS Conference Series
Bruce Parkinson
(University of Wyoming, USA)
Progress in Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion
Erwin Reisner
(University of Cambridge, UK)
Photocatalytic H2 generation with Molecular Catalysts on Dye-Sensitized Semiconductors
Licheng Sun
(KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Solar Fuels - From Molecular Catalysts to Functional Devices
Taro Yamada
(University of Tokyo, Japan)
Oxynitrides and oxysulfides for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting
Dunwei Wang
(Boston College, USA)
Observation and Alterations of Surface States on Hematite Photoelectrodes
Holger Dau
(Free University Berlin, Germany)
How amorphous catalysts based on earth-abundant metals facilitate water oxidation
Shannon Boettcher
(University of Oregon, USA)
Semiconductor-electrocatalyst contacts: theory, experiment, and applications to solar water photoelectrolysis
Matthew Kanan
(Stanford University, USA)
Recycling CO2
Sophia Haussener
(École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Design Guidelines For Practical Photoelectrochemical Reactors
Alexei Emeline
(St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
Interplay between physical and chemical events in photoprocesses in heterogeneous systems

Marc Koper
(Leiden University, The Netherlands
Electrocatalysis of carbon dioxide reduction
Harry Tuller
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Influence of oxidation state on charge carrier density and trap state occupancy in
Ti doped Fe2O3+δ
Peter Strasser
(Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Sunlight, free electrons, and molecular bonds: the electrocatalysis of solar fuels
Peter Vesborg
(Technical University of Denmark
Protective coatings for water-splitting photoelectrodes
Jan Rossmeisl
(Technical University of Denmark)
Electrocatalysis at the atomic scale
Hiroshi Irie
(University of Yamanashi, Japan)
Photocatalytic Water-Splitting under Visible light Irradiation
Michael Wark
(University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Photocatalytic overall water splitting with mixed metal oxides: Effects of stoichiometry optimization and nanocomposite formation
Jesse Benck
(Stanford University, USA)
Designing active and stable hydrogen evolution catalysts and photocathodes for solar hydrogen production