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Third European Workshop on OPTICS FOR SOLAR ENERGY

(formerly known as Nanophotonics for Solar Energy)


The Third European Workshop on Optics for Solar Energy will review current trends and recent developments in the field of optics and nanophotonics for solar energy conversion devices. The workshop covers various topics such as (nano-)optical light management for single-junction and tandem solar cells and solar fuel devices, photon up- and down conversion, optical modelling of mono- and bifacial solar modules and energy yield calculations. The work­shop is organized by the Helmholtz Excellence Network SolarMath. We encourage the participants to not only present their latest results but also to address problems and open questions – this might help to identify possible topics for collaboration.

We aim to organize the workshop as a hybrid event, where the speakers can present on site in Berlin or online. In case the pandemic situation does not allow an on-site event in October, the workshop will be fully virtual.

5–6 October 2021

Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin, Germany

Part of Photonic Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021
Organized by the Helmholtz Excellence Network SolarMath



If the event can take place on site, we plan a poster session. When you are interested in presenting your results in a poster, please submit your proposal until 31 August 2021!

Conference Chairs

Invited Speakers

  • Nicklas Anttu, Aalto University, Finland
  • Georgios Arnaoutakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
  • Peter Cendula, University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Nikita Durandin, Tampere University, Finland
  • Bruno Ehrler, AMOLF, the Netherlands
  • Vivian E Ferry, University of Minnesota, United States
  • Martin Hammerschmidt, JCMwave GmbH, Germany
  • Marko Jošt, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Anna Kauch, TU Wien, Austria
  • Rowan MacQueen, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • Uli Paetzold, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Bryce Richards, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Rebecca Saive, TU Twente, the Netherlands
  • Rudi Santbergen, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • Giulia Tagliabue, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Hairen Tan, Nanjing University, China
  • Philipp Tockhorn, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • Christian M. Wolff, EPFL, Switzerland