Prof.dr. Frank Nüesch 

Prof.dr. Frank Nüesch 

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland

Key note lecture: Rising stars among solar cell materials

Frank Nüesch graduated in physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) in 1989. He earned his PhD in 1995 in the field of photoinduced heterogeneous electron transfer processes in dye sensitized solar cells at the laboratory of Prof. Michael Grätzel at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

In 2004 he was appointed head of the Functional Polymers laboratory at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) where he pursued research and development of organic solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes and electromechanical elastomer actuators. His fields of interest encompass aggregation phenomena in thin organic films, ion effects in organic optoelectronic devices, modification of the dielectric constant of thin films by insertion of metallic nanoparticles and dipolar molecules. More recently, coating processes of functional two-dimensional inks have caught his interest.

Since 2011 he is adjunct professor at EPFL teaching organic semiconductors and modern photovoltaics. Since 2016 he has been an invited distinguished Professor at the International Centre for Quantum and Molecular Structures ICQMS, University of Shanghai, China. He has given numerous invited conferences, has authored more than 200 publications and has filed several patents.