EXCURSION TO MATERIAL-ARCHIV & MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG ZÜRICH

EXCURSION TO MATERIAL-ARCHIV & MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG ZÜRICH Zurich / Switzerland 23.9.2019 Material-Archiv Franziska Müller-Reissmann runs the material library at ZHdK (Zürich College of the Arts), which is part of the Material-Archiv network. The space encourages the multi-sensory exploration of a multitude of different material samples while also inspiring critical discussions on ecological, moral and […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: PECs

EXCURSION TO EMPA: PECs Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 Artur Braun, a scientist working for EMPA, invented PECs (photoelectrochemical cells) to produce hydrogen. These solar cells use iron-dioxide as a catalyst for splitting water to gain hydrogen. The obtained hydrogen can then for example be used for fueling cars […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: LABORATORY FOR THIN FILMS AND PHOTOVOLTAICS

EXCURSION TO EMPA: LABORATORY FOR THIN FILMS AND PHOTOVOLTAICS  a laboratory at EMPA in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 The department of thin films and photovoltaics at EMPA deals with the most recent technologies of solar cells – namely the CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) and perovskite solar cells. Special about these solar cells is their very thin […]

EXCURSION TO EMPA: NEST

EXCURSION TO EMPA: NEST  a modular research and innovation building in Dübendorf / Switzerland – 23.9.2019 EMPA is an interdisciplinary research institute working in the fields of material science and technology development. The EMPA NEST is a five story building in which building innovations developed by both EMPA and their partners can be tested. The […]

EXCURSION TO EPFL – MICHAEL GRÄTZEL

EXCURSION TO EPFL – MICHAEL GRÄTZEL Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces EPFL in Lausanne / Switzerland – 24.9.2019 Lecture by Prof. Michael Grätzel Michael Grätzel is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In 1991, he developed the so-called Grätzel cell, a solar cell, that works on the principle of photosynthesis and could offer […]

EXCURSION TO SOLARONIX

EXCURSION TO SOLARONIX a company producing dye-sensitized solar cells in Aubonne / Switzerland – 24.9.2019 Solaronix is a small Swiss company, founded in 1993 by the twin brothers Andreas and Toby Meyer (T. Meyer, a former student of Prof. Michael Grätzel). The company was founded to commercialize the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), under the assumption […]

INTERVIEW with NICK REIMER

INTERVIEW with NICK REIMER – CLIMATE JOURNALIST by Anna Maxwell How do you feel about the political efforts of the Federal Government in the last 30 years regarding climate change? Germany is an announcement world champion. For 30 years, the German government has been setting itself a climate target without attempting to achieve it. The […]

COLOUR – SHAPE – EFFECT

COLOUR – SHAPE – EFFECT Experimental investigation about unique aspects of dye-sensitized solar cells Unique characteristics of dye-sensitized solar cells are their translucency, printability, a wide range of colours and the possibility of cells overlapping. This series of experiments was created to explore different possibilities for the application of these solar cells. It gives a quick […]