About Establis

Earth receives enough sunlight in one hour to satisfy all human needs in a year. Using solar energy will reduce harmful CO2 emissions and resolve the forthcoming energy deficit. The market for stable, mass-produced Organic Solar Cells is estimated at one billion Euros by 2016.

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ESTABLIS will train a team of 11 PhDs and 4 Postdocs to become the scientific leaders in industry and academia. ESTABLIS Fellows will excel.

Research on organic solar cells

Complementarity is at the heart of Establis. To develop Organic Solar Cells requires a concerted combination of physical, synthetic and modelling capabilities. Establis members are working together–across preconceived scientific boundaries–to accelerate the production of Organic Solar Cells.

Partnerships & collaborations

Our Industrial Partners and Associate Partners ensure that the training and technology is economically feasible.

EU support

The EEC is constructively investing more than 3.9 M€ in Establis to train, research and collaborate at the highest international level and ensure our energy platform for the 21st century.

Management Structure and Team Members

The Establis team during the Kick-Off Meeting in Lacommande (France - January 2012)


Coordination Team

Coordinator Dr Roger C. Hiorns
European Project Manager Dr Mélanie Pédeutour
Vice-Coordinator and Secretary Dr Paul D. Topham
Director of Training Dr Andrew Sutherland
Advisor to the Coordinator and Work Package 3 (OSC Manufacture) Leader Dr Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf
Work Package 1 (Synthesis) Leader Dr Christine Dagron-Lartigau
Work Package 2 (Material Stabilities) Leader Dr Agnès Rivaton
Work Package 4 (Modelling Degradation) Leader Dr Larry Lüer
Advisors to the European Project Manager M. Rémi Vignes and Mr Paul Knobbs


Partner Leaders (PLs)

PL1 Université de PAU et des pays de l'adour UPPA Dr Roger C. Hiorns
PL2 Konarka technologie GmbH KTG Dr Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf
PL3 Vilniaus Universitetas VIL Prof. Gytis Juska
PL4 Merck ChemicalsLtd MERCK Dr Steve Tierney
PL5 Instituto Madrileno de Estudios Avanzados IMDEA Dr Larry Lüer
PL6 Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co KG HERAEUS Dr Wilfried Lövenich
PL7 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz JKU Prof. SiegfriedBauer
PL8 Aston University ASTON Dr Paul Topham
PL9 Centre national de recherche scientifique CNRS-LPMM Dr Agnès Rivaton
PL10 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tïbingen EKUT Prof. Thomas Chassé
PL11 Medzinarodne Laserove Centrum ILC Prof. Frantisek Uherek
AP1 Evonik Degussa GmbH EVONIK Dr Paul Wöbkenberg
AP2 Siemens Corporate Technology SIEMENS Dr Sandro Francesco Tedde
AP3 AMCOR Amcor Dr Bertrand Jannon

Establis Committees and Members

Management structure