Mesoscopic sensitized solar cells: a game changer in the PV world?
Solar energy is expected to play a crucial role as a future energy source. However, capturing solar energy and converting it to electricity or chemical fuels, such as hydrogen, at low cost and using abundantly available raw materials remains a huge challenge. One of the effective ways to convert solar energy into electricity is photovoltaic (PV), and has been under improvement for the last six decades. Our morning guest, Philippe Labouchère, will present the latest advancements in PV, the presentation will be followed by a discussion.
About Philippe Labouchère
Philippe Labouchère recently earned his PhD in solar energy under the supervision of Prof. Michael Grätzel, the father of the so-called dye-sensitized solar cells. Prior to that, he studied physics at ETH in Zurich and specialized in quantum cryptography. This has allowed him to work at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo where he did an internship at the science & technology office, formerly headed by Felix Moesner.