Registration open: Quantsol Summer School on solar energy conversion

Learning about solar fuels and photovoltaics goes green: Last year’s Quantsol students come from all over the world to meet solar energy experts in Kleinwalsertal, in the Austrian Alps. The location offers space for 56 students. © HZB

Registration for Quantsol is now open! It is already the ninth time that the International Summer School on Photovoltaics and New Concepts of Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (Quantsol) will be held in September 2016 in Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Austria. The school is organized by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Technical University of Ilmenau. Applications can be submitted through the school’s homepage until May 31st, 2016.

The Quantsol summer school offers a very comprehensive introduction to the field of photovoltaics and photocatalysis. Invited speakers, all internationally recognized scientists from leading world institutions, will give lectures covering topics on the fundamental principles of the conversion of solar energy into chemical and electrical energy as well as the physical and technical challenges of their technological implementation. Another focus lies on solar-specific material science and their characterization. In addition, the school will give hands-on training on how to build your own solar cell as well as an introduction to solar cell simulation.

“PhD students and postdocs in their early career interested in solar energy research can register at the Quantsol summer school and get an excellent introduction into basic principles of photovoltaics and photocatalysis”, says Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Quantsol students come from all over the world to meet solar energy experts. The location offers space for 56 students.

The deadline for application is May 31, 2016. Here you get directly to the application form.

If you are interested to participate in the Quantsol Summer School you can find much more detailed information on our homepage.