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  • ESOS

    European training school and conference on organic photovoltaïc stability

    4th - 11th June 2015
    Cargèse - Corsica - France
  • OSC Stability

    Tackle remaining challenges in OPV stability

    An international and interdisciplinary event bringing together scientists and young researchers from both academia and industrie
  • Training school

    ESOS is dedicated to young researchers

    Follow training on OPV stability and complementary skills to enhance your career
  • Networking

    ESOS goal is to strengthen a multidisciplinary network

    and encourage new scientific collaboration by bringing together scientists, industrials and early-career researchers
  • Location

    ESOS will be held at IESC

    Institut des Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse
    A relaxed and jovial environment for great meetings
  • Sponsors

    ESOS is sponsored by Siemens, FOM TECHNOLOGIES and SYLEX

Training to Excel

ESOS // Summer School

The Summer School is dedicated to young researchers looking to get training on issues related to OPV stability and willing to aqcuire new complementary skills in order to enhance their career devlopment.


Meetings & Networking

Meetings & Networking

ESOS goals are to strengthen a multidisciplinary Network and encourage new scientific collaboation by bringing together, in a relaxed and jovial environment, internationally renowned scientists, leading industrials and early-career researchers working on the development of organic solar cells.

Scientific conference

IPSOS ConferenceESOS will be all about interdisciplianry science! Leading scientists from both industry and academic, together with early-stage researchers will be invited to identify, share and summarise the scientific and technical progress in OPV devlopment as well as the remaining challenges related to enhancing OSC stability.

Invited speakers


Prof. Natalie Stingelin (Imperial College)

Prof. Serdar Sariciftci (JKU Linz University)

Prof. James Durrant (Imperial College)

Prof. Ljuba Bacharova (International Laser Center)

Dr. Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf (Erlangen University)

Dr. Harald Hoppe (TU Ilmenau)

Dr. Ray Boucher (John Wiley & Sons Ltd)

Dr. Brigitte Pépin-Donat (CNRS/CEA)

Prof. Iain McCulloch (Imperial College)

Prof. Wouter Maes (Universiteit Hasselt)

Prof. Nazario Martin (IMDEA Nanociencia)

Prof. Jenny Nelson (Imperial College)

Richard Brigis

Dr. Krzysztof Lokaj (Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry)

Find out more about them....


Preliminary Program

 The 8 days event will combine:

  • complementary skills training,
  • scientific conference,
  • networking events

all dedicated to early-stage researchers including internationaly renowned scientists and leading industrials.

Check out the preliminary program esospreprg


Dates to remember!

Event Date

4-11th of June 2015

Do not miss the 2015 European Training School and conference dedicated to Organic Photovoltaic Stability

Registration is now OPEN!

Deadline :31st January 2015. Postponed until the 28th of February 2015!

Just Follow this link to pre-register and submit your abstract. Do not wait for the last minute as there is a limited number of places!

Economic support may be provided to certain participants to cover their travel, accommodation and meals (e.g. COST members can be reimbursed up to 800 € after approval). ESOS is also a CNRS “ Ecole thématique ”. Therefore, for CNRS staff, travel, accommodation and meals will be paid by ESOS and registration is free.

Final registration deadline

31st March 2015. Postponed in April.

ESOS Scientific Committee is currently assessing all the numerous abstract that were submitted. Everyone will be informed by the end of March. Once accepted to attend ESOS participants will have until mid april to confirm their participation and pay the registration fee of 100€.


Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Roger Hiorns (CNRS, IPREM) Event Chair
  • Dr. Monica Lira-Cantu (ICN2-CSIC) COST
  • Dr. Christine Dagron-Lartigau (UPPA) Chair, Synthesis 
  • Dr. Agnès Rivaton (CNRS, ICCF) Chair, Material Degradation
  • Dr. Andreas Distler (Belectric OPV) Chair, Device Stability
  • Dr. Larry Lüer (IMDEA) Chair, Modelling
  • Dr. Andreas Elschner (Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Dr. Graham Morse (Merck Chemicals Ltd.)
  • Dr. Andrew Sutherland (Aston University)
  • Dr. Paul Topham (Aston University)
  • Dr. Sandrine Therais (CNRS, ICCF)
  • Dr. Johannes Gierschner (IMDEA)
  • Prof. Frantisek Uherek (International Laser Centre)
  • Dr. Andrej Vincze (International Laser Centre)
  • Prof. Siegfried Bauer (Johannes-Kepler Universität Linz)
  • Prof. Jean-Luc Gardette (Université Blaise-Pascal)
  • Prof. Thomas Chassé (University of Tübingen)
  • Dr. Heiko Peisert (University of Tübingen)
  • Dr. Didier Bégué (UPPA)
  • Dr. Mélanie Pédeutour (UPPA)
  • Dr. Kristijonas Genevicius (Vilnius University)
  • Dr. Simon A. Dowland (Belectric OPV)
  • Dr Dargie Deribew (Belectric OPV)

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Mélanie Pédeutour (UPPA) Chair
  • Dr. Roger Hiorns (CNRS)
  • Dr. Paul Topham (Aston University)
  • Dr. Andrew Sutherland (Aston University)
  • Dr. Christine Dagron-Lartigau (UPPA)
  • Dr. Marta Fonrodona (ICN2-CSIS)
  • Alberto Gregori (Establis Phd Student at UPPA)
  • Safakath Karudhethat (Establis Phd Student at IMDEA)
  • Joanna Kolomanska (Establis Phd Student at Aston University & Chair of OPEN)
  • Anna Isakova (Establis Phd Student at Aston University & treasurer of OPEN)
  • Hasina Ramanitra (FullInc Phd Student at UPPA)
  • Isabel Fraga (Establis Phd Student at CNRS)

ESOS Partners

ESOS Sponsors