Optical Devices and Materials for Solar Energy and Solid-state Lighting


The new PVLED meeting brings together leading international experts in optical sciences and technology for solar energy devices and solid-state lighting.

The meeting covers the latest developments in nanophotonics and advanced materials for the next generation of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). This includes all aspects of novel optical materials, nanostructures, and devices, ranging from surface coatings, textures and diffraction gratings to topics such as plasmonics, nanowires, quantum dots for application in solar cells and LEDs - both conventional and emerging types alike. It also explores the range of optical elements for collecting, guiding, concentrating, coupling, trapping, transforming and absorbing sunlight – particularly for concentrating solar power (CSP). As optical components typically constitute the largest fraction of cost of such systems, the scope includes research devoted to improving all optical aspects of solar systems to enhance the performance, such as reducing levelized costs and maximizing long-term reliability.

Attendees will be presented with overarching topics such as the techno-economic analysis of the impact of optics on solar and solid-state lighting systems. The aim is to bring together solar energy researchers with LED researchers and connect them with the broader global optical research community to identify and promote synergies.

PVLED merges the former Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV), Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR) and Solid State Lighting (SSL) meetings.

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Committee Members

  • Peter Bermel, Purdue University, United StatesChair
  • Klaus Jaeger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, GermanyChair
  • Rebecca Saive, Universiteit Twente, NetherlandsChair
  • Seunghyup Yoo, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South KoreaChair
  • Nicklas Anttu, Aalto Yliopisto, Finland
  • Hongseok Choi, LG Display Co., Ltd., South Korea
  • Nicholas Ekins-Daukes, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Serena Fen Lin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Canek Fuentes Hernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Gifu University, Japan
  • Shaolong Gong, Wuhan University, China
  • Karin Hinzer, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Hironori Kaji, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Wojciech Lipinski, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Yolande Murat, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany
  • Matthew Pelton, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
  • Bryce Richards, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Alexander Sprafke, Martin-Luther University Halle, Germany
  • Markus Weyers, Ferdinand-Braun Institute, Germany
  • Thomas White, Australian National University, Australia


Peter Bermel

Purdue University, United States

Klaus Jaeger

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Rebecca Saive

Universiteit Twente, Netherlands

Seunghyup Yoo

Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea

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