Programme - Invited Speaker

Material Science & Technology
Photochemical Enzyme Models for Solar Energy Utilization, Artificial Photosynthesis and bottom-up Synthetic Biology
PROF. KNöR, Günther
Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)
Günther Knör is full professor of Inorganic Chemistry and director of the Photochemistry Center at Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in Austria. His research topics are covering various transdisciplinary aspects of coordination chemistry, excited state reactivity and catalysis including the development of smart bio-inspired processes and functional materials for artificial photosynthesis, green synthetic chemistry and enzyme-like substrate conversion applied in the fields of solar energy utilization and life sciences.
Non-fullerene acceptor – a new material class for highly efficient organic solar cells?
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Markus Scharber is currently Associate Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He studied physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and at the Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2002 he received a PhD from the Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells. From 2002 until early 2012 he was working at Konarka Technologies Inc. heading among other responsibilities the Material and Device Development Group. His research interests lie in the area of fundamental processes in novel semiconductor materials focusing on applications for energy harvesting and detection.