Redefining the Limits of Photovoltaic Efficiency

Sunday, July 29, 2012
California Institute of Technology

Hameetman Auditorium at the Cahill Center [map]
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Harry Atwater welcome presentation

Professor Harry Atwater gives the introductory presentation


workshop audience

Workshop participants in the Hameetman Auditorium


Geoffrey Kinsey presentation

Dr. Geoffrey Kinsey explores concentrator photovoltaics for high-efficiency photovoltaics.



Dr. Wladek Walukiewicz speaks with workshop participants.


best poster award

Lanfang Li, a Ph.D. Candidate in Prof. Ralph Nuzzo's group at UIUC and a member of the LMI-EFRC, won the Best Poster Award for her poster on "Redefining Photovoltaic Efficiency with Silicon Microcells." Pictured with her is Chris Corcoran, a graduate student in Prof. Nuzzo's group and a coauthor on the work presented in the poster.


breakout session

Dr. Minh Le and Prof. Harry Atwater discuss the "Future of the PV Industry" during the afternoon breakout session, moderated by Dr. Matt Sheldon (postdoc, Caltech) and Dr. Morgan Putnam (Caelux Corp.).


breakout session

Dr. Sarah Kurtz, Prof. Roland Winston, and Dr. Geoffrey Kinsey share their opinions on "Concentrators, High Efficiency, and Module Performance" during an afternoon breakout session moderated by Dr. Jonathan Grandidier (postdoc, Caltech).


breakout session

Dr. Wladek Walukiewicz, Prof. Michelle Povinelli, and Dr. Ivan Celanovic serve as panelists during the breakout session on "Innovative Solar Cell Design," moderated by Dr. Bryce Sadtler (postdoc, Caltech).


workshop conclusion

The concluding session of the workshop.


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