PhD thesis, Ghent University, Belgium
"The opportunities afforded to me by the EMLE program were absolutely wonderful. The dual academic approaches of economic analysis and the legal reasoning means that you come out with policy and strategic understanding. The knowledge received by the EMLE program is encyclopaedic yet somehow profound enough to open many doors, professionally, and academically. I find myself better prepared than most to pursue my research here in Paris."
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[EMLE Student 2011/2012]
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Christoph J. Brabec holds the chair “materials for electronics and energy technology (i-MEET)” at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is also the scientific director of the Erlangen division of the Bavarian research institute for renewable energy (ZAE Bayern, Erlangen), board member of the ZAE Bavaria and board member of the Energy Campus Nurnberg. He received his PhD (1995) in physical chemistry from Linz university, joined the group of Prof Alan Heeger at UCSB for a sabbatical, and continued to work on all aspects of organic semiconductor spectroscopy as assistant professor at Linz university with Prof. Serdar Sariciftci. He joined the SIEMENS research labs as project leader for organic semiconductor devices in 2001, finished his habilitation in physical chemistry in 2003 at Linz university and joined Konarka in 2004, where he held the position of the CTO. He is author and co-author of more than 300 papers and nearly 100 patents and patent applications and has a Hirsch index of > 70. His research interests are (i) organic photovoltaics, (ii) all aspects of solution processed semiconductors and (iii) technologies for renewable energy scenarios.
James Durrant undertook his undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. For his Ph.D. degree, he studied the primary processes of plant photosynthesis under the supervision of Professors Lord Porter and Jim Barber at Imperial College. In 1999, he joined the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, where he is now Professor of Photochemistry and Deputy Director of the Energy Futures Lab. His research is focused on the photochemical processes that underlie solar energy conversion by nanostructured and molecular materials, harnessing solar energy to produce electricity (photovoltaics) and molecular fuels (e.g., hydrogen).
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Jenny Nelson is a Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, where she has researched novel varieties of material for use in solar cells since 1989. Her current research is focussed on understanding the properties of molecular semiconductor materials and their application to organic solar cells. This work combines fundamental electrical, spectroscopic and structural studies of molecular electronic materials with numerical modelling and device studies, with the aim of optimising the performance of solar cells based on molecular and hybrid materials. Since 2010 she has been working together with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change to explore the mitigation potential of photovoltaic, and other renewable, technologies. She has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and a book on the physics of solar cells. She was awarded the 2009 Institute of Physics Joule Prize and medal and the 2012 Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize for her research.
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Dr. Kafafi is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She was previously a visiting scholar/professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University, on sabbatical leave from the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the five years she spent at NSF, she held the position of the Director of the Division of Materials Research for three years. Dr. Kafafi spent 20 years at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where she established and was the Head of the Organic Optoelectronics Section.
Dr. Kafafi published 240 manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings as well as several US patents. She received the NRL Edison Patent Award for developing a simple and cost-effective method of patterning electrically conductive polymers and the R&D Magazine IR 100 Award for the invention of "cryolink" a cryogenic link that can move vertically and rotate under high vacuum at very low temperatures. She is the recipient of the NRL Commanding Officer’s Award for Achievements in the Field of Equal Employment Opportunity and the creation of a mentor program for scientists and engineers. Dr. Kafafi is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Photonics for Energy. She serves on the International Advisory Board of the IEEE Photonics Journal, and the Conferences on "Spins in Organics" (SPINOS). She chairs the annual SPIE Symposium on Organic Photonics + Electronics, and the Conference on Organic Photovoltaics. Dr. Kafafi is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, the Optical Society of America, and SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. She is a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi. Dr. Kafafi is the Inaugural Deputy Editor for Chemical, Physical, Materials Sciences, and Engineering of Science Advances, the newly launched online, open access journal by Science.