New Generation Solar Cell Technology: Efficiency, Stability and Low Cost
Dr. Jinbao Zhang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
About the Speaker
Dr. Jinbao Zhang is Wallenberg postdoc fellow in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He obtained his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from Uppsala University in Sweden. He specializes in the energy conversion and storage techniques, including lithium ion batteries, capacitors, solar cells, fuel cells. His research interests include novel material design, charge dynamics and device engineering for different types of solar technologies. In 2016 he was awarded “Swedish Wallenberg Fellow”. He has published over 40 papers, including Advanced Materials, Energy Environmental Science, Chem, ACS Nano, ACS Energy Letters, et al., with citations over 1100 and h-index 20.
Solar cells, directly converting the solar energy into electricity, have been well recognized as one of the most promising renewable energy technologies to provide clean and abundant energy resources. So far there are different types of solar technologies in the solar market, and in this talk I will briefly describe the development of the solar technology and the main challenges we face to manufacture and apply them in large scale. I will also introduce all the new methods, functional materials and interfacial charge engineering strategy I have developed in aiming to improve the efficiency, stability and scalability of different solar cell technologies. I will conclude with a personal perspective on directions for the future development of solar technologies, which may involve the design of new functional materials, device architecture and advanced interface engineering.
All are welcome！