Cross-Cutting Categories:

  • Optical nanostructures for solar and solid-state lighting applications, such as thin films, nanowires, and quantum dots
  • Modeling, design, and fabrication of light management and light outcoupling structures
  • Up and down conversion of photons
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices based on group IV, III-V, and II-VI semiconductors
  • Optoelectronic devices based on organic semiconductors and perovskites
  • Advanced characterization and measurement techniques
  • Reliability assessment and study of failure mechanisms
  • Lifecycle and economic analyses of solar and lighting products and systems
  • Optics for thermal management such as radiative cooling


Solar Energy Categories:

  • Tandem and multi-junction solar cells
  • Advanced silicon wafer-based solar cells and modules
  • Optics for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Optics for concentrating solar power (CSP)
  • Field performance and reliability of concentrator optics, degradation and soiling effects
  • Energy yield analysis of conventional and emerging PV technologies


LED Categories:

  • Spectral tailoring for human-centric lighting and circadian lighting applications
  • Solid-state lighting systems and their visual characteristics
  • Solid-state lighting devices with emission in beyond the visible spectrum
  • Emerging applications of solid-state lighting (e.g. bio stimulation, healthcare, etc.)