Conferences and Talks

Prof. Michael Graetzel was invited on 10th May 2022 at the Ceremony of proclamation of the doctorate of the University of Pavia.

Prof. Graetzel gave a presentation entitled “Molecular Photovoltaics and Artificial Photosynthesis”

Online lecture at the 1st SIEST Forum and Opening Ceremony of SKKU Institute of Energy Science & Technology by Prof. Graetzel

Prof. Michael Graetzel is invited on 4th May 2022 at SKKU Institute of Energy Science & Technology with his presentation “The Genesis of Molecular Photovoltaics and Perovskite Solar Cells”.

Virtual Perovskite Conference 2022 (#ViPerCon2022) aims to provide an online platform to learn from the advances in perovskite research and related areas while working from home. The 3rd ViPerCon 2022 offered the latest updates from the scientists and experts in all the major fields of perovskite, with presentations ranging from single-junction solar cells, memristors, tandem photovoltaics, and advanced characterization techniques.

With this presentation “Stabilizing Perovkskite/Charge Extraction Layer Heterojunctions” Prof. Graetzel contributed to the debate on the 4th of April 2022.

Online lecture at Zhejiang University on March 31th, 2022

Over the last 10 years perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have emerged as credible contenders to conventional p-n junction photovoltaics. Their certified power conversion efficiency currently attains 25.7 %, exceeding that of the market leader polycrystalline silicon. This lecture “The Genesis and Stunning Rise of Perovskite Solar Cells” presented by Prof. Michael Graetzel covers the genesis and recent evolution of PSCs, describing their operational principles, current performance and operational stability.

ACS and technical divisions have organized in-person and virtual networking events between the 20-24 March 2022 to help chemists connect and share ideas with peers from around the world.

Professor Graetzel had the pleasure to give a lecture on Symposium on Electrocatalysis and Energy Storage and has explained the Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to CO and ethylene. 

Dye sensitized Solar Cells and Perovskite Photovoltaics for Producing Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight by Prof. Michael Graetzel

Prof. Graetzel was invited on 17th March 2022 at Jaguar & Land Rover for online lecture to share his motivation, inspiration and research approach on Molecular photovoltaics and dye sensitized solar cells. 

The goal of KIKX is to inform, inspire and ultimately contribute to the transformation of the society into a knowledge society that can play the role it deserves in the ongoing fourth industrial revolution and beyond.

Prof. Michael Graetzel participated to the Online Forum for Chemistry for Sustainable Energy at KFUPM Institute for Knowledge Exchange (KIKX) on the 14th of March 2022 with a presentation entitled “Molecular and Perovskite Photovoltaics for Producing Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight”.

Prof. Michael Graetzel attended the International Online Conference on Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics and Perovskite Photonics and Optoelectronics (NIPHO22) from the 14th to the 15th of February 2022 with a presentation entitled “Optimizing the performance perovskite solar cells”.

The NIPHO 22 symposia focused on recent advances in the field of perovskite-based hybrid solar cells, with a closer look and a particular emphasis on the current stability issues, which are essential for the scaling up of this technology.

Prof. Michael Graetzel took part to the Online Meeting on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics (IPEROP22) on Monday 24th, January 2022 with a presentation entitled “Maximizing the performance of FAPbI3 based perovskite solar cells.”.

This event brought together the most renowned scientists in the field of perovskite solar cells to discuss a wide range of topics related to materials preparation, modeling, fabrication, and the transformation of the research field into a real technology to feed the world with solar energy.

Prof. Michael Graetzel participated at the online European Young Chemists Meeting (EYCheM 2022) which took place on 19-21 January, 2022. leading the session “Molecular Photovoltaics and Perovskite Solar Cells”.

This year, EYCheM 2022 is focused on the design, synthesis and utilization of new materials for energy applications. It covers a broad range of topics in the realm of materials science, energy research and catalysis. Naturally, these research areas are heavily intertwined through fields such as supramolecular chemistry, organic, inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic chemistry as well as coordination chemistry and physical chemistry.

Professor Michael Graetzel will participate in the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices 2021 (ICAMD2021) on December 7th as a Plenary Speaker. ICAMD2021 is an international conference that is organized by the Applied Physics Division of the Korean Physical Society (KPS). 

With his presentation “Mesoscopic Photosystems for the Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight”, Prof. Graetzel will present the genesis and recent evolution of dye sensitized cells (DSCs) and perovskite solar cells (PSCs), describing their operational principles, current performance.

Virtual Graphene2021 edition will cover the whole value chain of “Graphene and 2D Materials innovation” from most recent scientific discoveries to breakthroughs in large scale material production and integration towards the development of innovative and competitive commercial applications. Focus on energy applications (photovoltaics…), 2D electronic devices, advanced graphene composites, and spintronics will be included in the plenary sessions.

Michael Graetzel will hold the floor as a Plenary Speaker with his talk “Innovative spacer molecules for 2D perovskites enhance PV performance” on Wednesday 3rd November, 2021.

The nanoGe Fall Meeting is a unique series of symposia focused on advanced materials preparation and fundamental properties and their applications, in fields such as renewable energy (photovoltaics, batteries), lighting, semiconductor quantum dots, 2-D materials synthesis and semiconductors fundamentals, bioimaging, among others.

Michael Graetzel will participate in the plenary session on Solar Fuel with a presentation entitled “The Genesis and Rise of Mesoscopic Photovoltaics and Perovskite Solar Cells” on October 18th, 2021.


Prof. Michael Graetzel is invited at the online Solar Power Technologies Conference taking place on July 5-8, 2021, where he will give an opening key note address entitled “Mesoscopic photosystems for the generation of electricity and fuels from sunlights”. The conference will consider four topics such as solar fuels and storage technologies, dye-sensitized solars cells, perovskite solar cells and solar energy policy.

Dr. Yuhang Liu talks at the Virtual workshop Tech4Win & Impressive

Dr. Yuhang Liu presented his findings at the Virtual workshop Tech4Win & Impressive: Transparent PV: Challenges and opportunities taking place online on June 11th, 2021.

The project Tech4Win (Disruptive sustainable TECHnologies FOR next generation pv WINdows) co-organises together with the IMPRESSIVE project the “Transparent PV: Perspectives and Challenges” Webinar on June 11th 2021. Tech4Win aims to develop a highly innovative transparent photovoltaic (PV) window based on the combination of an inorganic UV selective multifunctional coating (UV filter + UV selective solar) that is deposited on the first laminated glass of the window, and an organic IR selective solar cell that is implemented at the gap spacer of the window.

Michael Grätzel was an Invited Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics HOPV that took place online from the 25th May 2021 to 28th May 2021. He gave a keynote plenary talk as a leading expert on photovoltaics. The nanoGe conferences are worldwide events that cover cutting-edge scientific research topics like photovoltaics, optoelectronics, solar fuel conversion, surface science, catalysis and two-dimensional materials, among many others.

Prof. M. Graetzel gives a digital lecture to Mitsubishi Chemical Co. on April 16th, 2021

Invited by a collaborative scientist in organic Chemistry at the University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Chemical Co., Prof. Graetzel will give a lecture on the use of molecular photovoltaics and perovskite solar cells as photosystems to produce electricity and fuels from sunlight. Invited among the world’s top scientists, he will share a perspective of the techniques with Mitsubishi Chemical Co. researchers.

Prof. Michael Grätzel attends the tandemPV2021 workshop

Michael Graetzel participated in the “Passivation strategies and compositional tuning for high efficiency perovskite PV” session at the online tandemPV 2021 workshop organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin.

Photovoltaics (PV) is rapidly becoming one of the most important energy sources for a clean and widespread energy supply. In 2019 alone, 120GWp of PV capacity was installed globally. Every country has now realized that PV is not only the best solution ecologically, but also increasingly economically, with an average levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of around 3ct/kWh, and in some cases as little as 1-2ct/kWh. End 2020 IEA declared PV the cheapest energy source ever. And we are only at the beginning of PV´s success story. In order to reach 50-80TW by 2050, further improvements in module efficiencies and reductions in the Balance of System (BOS) costs are key areas that require ongoing focus. Bifacial tandem technologies will play an important role in the coming 5-10 years and it is therefore high time to connect R&D and industry players from this emerging area to discuss standards, technology, and markets.

Prof. Michael Graetzel contributed to the debate on Tuesday, the 13th of April 2021.

Prof. Michael Graetzel takes part in the 2nd edition of the Virtual Perovskite Conference 2021 as an invited Speaker

Prof. Michael Grätzel was one of the leading professionals in the field of perovskite optoelectronics invited to participate in the Virtual Perovskite Conference 2021 (#ViPerCon2021). The conference aims to provide an online platform to learn from the advances in perovskite research and related areas while working from home. The goal of this meeting was to discuss new challenges, explore trends and speculate on future directions of perovskite optoelectronics.