The conference, CNR IOM SLACS (Istituto Officina dei Materiali of CNR, Sardinian Laboratory for Computational Materials Science, University of Cagliari) was held since 10 to 14 September 2012 in the Chia Laguna Resort (Sardinia Island).
Grätzel underlined the high level of the conference and the discussions between research teams from allover the world and the place chosen by the organization, the Sardinia Island, is perfect to speak about the applications of the solar energy.
Michael Grätzel is author of over 900 publications and inventor of over 50 patents. The first article on this theme was “A low cost, high efficiency solar cell based on dye-sensitized colloidal TiO2 films" by Michael Grätzel and Brian O'Regan (Nature 353, 737-740, 24 October 1991). This work has been cited over 88000 times (h-index 138) for this reason Grätzel is among the 10 most highly cited chemists in the world. For his work on Dye-sensitised solar cells, Michael Grätzel has been awarded the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science. The Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council has selected Professor Grätzel because of Dye-sensitised solar cells capability to significantly increase the spread of sustainable, renewable energy throughout the world and make a major role in low-cost and large-scale solutions for renewable energy.
A previous award for Michael Grätzel was the Millennium Technology Grand Prize received in June 2010.
Andrea Mameli www.linguaggiomacchina.it September 15, 2012
- Nanostructured Photosystems for the Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight (Michael Grätzel, CECAM Conference: "Energy from the Sun: Computational Chemists and Physicists Take up the Challenge" September 14, 2012, Chia Laguna Resort, Cagliari, Sardinia Island, Italy)
- All-Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells With High Efficiency In (Chung, Byunghong Lee, Jiaqing He, Robert P. H. Chang, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Nature, May 23, 2012, pp 486-489)
- Dye-sensitized solar cells (Michael Grätzel. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, Volume 4, Issue 2, 31 October 2003, Pages 145–153)
- Biography of an Experiment: The Invention of the Dye-sensitized Solar Cell (Haverford College)
- Best research cell efficiencies (National Center for Photovoltaics - NCPV, NREL)
- Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSC): Materials and Devices (A. Abbotto, Milano-Bicocca, centro per lo Studio di Materiali, Processi e Dispositivi perl’Energia Solare)
- Building and automotive signify main opportunities for DSSCs (Sara Ver-Bruggen, Plastic Electronics, 26 Apr 2010)
Sony’s prototype Hana-Akari: this lamp use a Dye-sensitized solar cell to generate electricity