Making OSCs with lifetimes appropriate for large-scale commercial applications use means applying, synchronously, a wide range of sciences. At the core of the Establis (ESOS's founders) is cross-science fertilization and interaction. This is all the more important to OSC research, as these devices will only work when all the chemical, electronic and physical parameters come together. Chemistry, electronics, physics and optics all play roles. Extensive synthetic work, frontier-pushing characterisations, and beyond state-of-the-art computer-based modelling, are essential to understanding, and improving, OSCs lifetimes.
The Summer School will interest those working in the field of Organic Photovoltaics. Both Academics and industrialists will find stimulating presentations and discussions. Given the commonality of the materials (active layers, PEDOT, hole- and electron-blocking layers etc.), characterization techniques, and the wide impact of these on numerous applications, those working in organic electronics and opto-electronics will also find this conference an efficient, invigorating and revitalising way to gain scientific knowledge and exchanges, and make and build contacts.
Training to Excel
The Summer School is dedicated to young researchers looking to get training on issues related to OPV stability and willing to acquire new complementary skills in order to enhance their career devlopment.
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. It is hoped that the forum will also provide future, possible employers and highly trained Fellows to forge working relationships.
ESOS 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.