The Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) department of materials for electronics and energy technology (i-MEET) is focused on research in the field of nanotechnology, energy technology, material science, physics and chemistry of electronic and semiconducting materials. Advanced semiconductors with designed optoelectronic properties are investigated for applications in photovoltaics, lighting, energy harvesting, light conversion, medicine technology, plant biology and energy storage. Renewable energies and renewable electricity generation is a multidisciplinary research field requiring competence and input from many different disciplines.
i-MEET is part of the cluster of excellence “Engineering of Advanced Materials – Hierarchical Structure Formation for Functional Devices” - or EAM that is the only interdisciplinary research collaboration of its type in Germany to focus on the investigation of functional materials and their processing at all length scales. In the EAM cluster, i-MEET is acting strongly interdisciplinary between fundamental research and real-world applications of modern high-performance opto-electronic materials in key scientific and engineering areas.
Role in SOLPROCEL:
FAU will lead WP5 that is dedicated to the up-scaling from OPV cells to modules for commercial applications. Together with our joint institutions Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) and Bavarian research institute for renewable energy (ZAE), FAU has access to and experience with various methods suitable for large area printing. FAU will also contribute to the other RTD WPs with its expertise in the solution-processing of organic solar cells and lifetime studies.
Professor Christoph J. Brabec is holding the chair “materials for electronics and energy technology (i-MEET)” at the materials science of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
Dr Karen Forberich, heading different projects related to the optical properties of (organic) solar cells.