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 […]

EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER IAP

EXCURSION TO FRAUNHOFER IAP Potsdam-Golm – 9.10.2019 At the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Sciences (IAP) in Potsdam-Golm, research is carried out on the development of organic solar cells, a field in which the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Sciences (IAP) is located. Dr. Christine Boeffel, head of the department for OLED (Organic Light Emitting […]