Recent advances in cost effective and eco-friendly materials towards sustainable dye sensitized solar cells

Content of the lecture:
  • Emerging Photovoltaics: we still need research?
  • Brief introduction on the different technologies and their possible applications
  • Emerging photovoltaics and eco-design ΜΆ Criticisms and potential improvements
  • Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: from niche applications to IoT and BIPV
  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Perovskite Solar Cells: good friends or harsh competitors?
  • Conclusions
Teacher: Prof. Claudia Barolo

Claudia Barolo is a full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Torino. Her research interest is focused mostly on the synthesis and characterization of organic and hybrid functional materials (from molecules to polymers) able to interact with light and their possible application in energy related fields (optoelectronics, lighting, and solar cells) as well as in sensors and bio-application. She is also vice-coordinator of the PhD programme in Innovation for the Circular Economy at the University of Turin. Her work resulted in more than 130 publications (h-index 35, >4000 citations).