Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology

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Research at institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) in Erlangen is focused on fundamental aspects of materials for electronics and for energy technology. Advanced semiconductors with designed optoelectronic properties are investigated for applications in photovoltaics, lighting, energy harvesting, light conversion, medicine technology, plant biology and energy storage. Research and development of photovoltaics as well as all aspects of printable semiconductors and conductors (organic, inorganic, hybrid) are the major topics of the research projects and services located at the chair. The i-MEET is fully equipped with different setups and facilities for the preparation and characterization of materials, films and photovoltaic devices.

Key people I involved: Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec

brabec He is holding the chair “Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)” at the materials science department of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Further, he is 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 Nürnberg. He received his PhD (1995) in physical chemistry from Linz university. His research interests are organic photovoltaics, all aspects of solution processed semiconductors and technologies for renewable energy scenarios.
 

Key people II involved: Dr. Tayebeh Ameri

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She is a postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Brabec in the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET) at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, where she leads the organic photovoltaics team. She studied Physics and Solid State Physics at Isfahan University of Technology and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. In 2010, she received her PhD in Engineering Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Christoph. J. Brabec (Konarka, Austria) and Prof. Kurt Hingerl (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria). Her main research interests include investigation and development of organic and hybrid solar cells.

 

Role in the project

As an academic partner FAU will work on the development of the high performance near IR sensitized organic solar cells and modules, based on ternary, quaternary and higher order composites. Furthermore, different aspects of the photophysics, charge transfer / transport and morphology of these complicated systems will be studied. One early state researcher (Ph.D.) and one experienced researcher (post doc.) will be trained in FAU in the framework of OSNIRO project.

 

Recruited researcher: M. Sc. Nicola Gasparini

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Project title

NIR-sensitized solar cells

 

 

Recruited researcher: DI Dr. Stefanie Fladischer

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Project title

Development of suitable microscopy methods to identify the microstructure of ternary, quaternary and higher order composites