EPFL’s Prof. Graetzel to Speak in Tokyo, July 29 & 30

EPFL’s Prof. Graetzel to Speak in Tokyo, July 29 and 30

Prof. Michael Graetzel, father of dye-sensitized solar cells, will be in Tokyo to give a lecture at the University of Tokyo and a presentation at the Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference to be held at Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba.

Image from past lecture

Image from past lecture

The special lecture on July 29 by the professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), will be given in Room 213 of the No.2 Engineering Building at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo, from 14:30 to 15:30. It is open to all those who wish to join. No registration or fee is required.

On July 30, Prof. Graetzel will be an invited speaker at the Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference. His talk will begin from 9:30 a.m. in Room 608 of the Conference Tower at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. The international conference runs through July 27 to August 1. There is a registration fee.
For details, please see: http://www.grand-re2014.org/index.html

Prof. Graetzel pioneered research on energy and electron-transfer reactions in mesoscopic materials and their application in solar energy conversion systems, optoelectronic devices, and lithium-ion batteries.

He is widely recognized for his discovery of a new type of solar cells based on dye-sensitized nanocrystalline semiconductor oxide particles. Dye-sensitized solar cells form a class of low-cost, thin-film based solar cells. Invented by Michael Graetzel and Brian O’Regan at EPFL in 1991, these cells are generally referred to as Graetzel cells. Michael Graetzel was awarded the prestigious 2010 Millennium Technology Prize for the invention of this class of solar cells.

Date/Time/Place
July 29(Tues)/14:30-15:30/Rm 213, No.2 Engineering Bldg, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_04_03_e.html

July 30(Wed)/9:30-10:20/Rm 608, Conference Tower, Toyko Big Sight, Odaiba http://www.tokyo-bigsight.co.jp/english/access

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