Finding new materials solutions is the key to the development of renewable energy technologies. These include solar cells and photovoltaics, fuel cells, batteries, solar energy harvesting using photosynthetic and other bio-inspired methods, as well as improvements for energy efficiency. Materials modeling and simulation, ranging from electronic properties and atomic-scale structures to device design and optimisation, are key ingredients in this. This course aims at both exposing outstanding challenges in the renewable energy arena, and at training in the modern techniques and methods available for multiscale modeling.
The five-day course will contain lectures from leading expert in basic renewable energy sciences, pedagogical introduction to cutting-edge methodologies, hands-on tutorial sessions, and presentations of current research projects. There will be lectures from both experimentalists, theorists and industry representatives. The plan is that each lecturer presents both a general survey of his/her topic and methodologies and a more detailed account of specific research applications. Moreover, there will be poster sessions by the students and laboratory visits to experimental facilities.
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(Aalto University and University of Helsinki)