Date: August 14-16, 2018
Location: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC), C120
This Symposium features the scientific legacy of the research of the late Heinz Gerischer who pioneered the field of photoelectrochemistry, photoelectrochemical solar cells and the related interface science. The scope of the meeting will encompass the fundamental aspects of semiconductor electrochemistry, include combined fuel generating systems and address the surface science at these solid-liquid junctions.
Gerischer also studied a series of photoactive interfaces, providing another emphasis of the Symposium on the development of novel materials and new combinations for various energy conversion. His concept of decomposition potentials directly addresses a main challenge of energy conversion at a reactive interface: stability, which will be a topic of focus as well. Presentations will highlight present advances in surface- and interface science, including in-situ and operando techniques, which allow us new and deepened insight into semiconductors and catalytic processes, especially through the use of soft and tender x-rays at synchrotron.
Accordingly, the Gerischer Today meeting will address the processes, the materials and the interfaces in photoelectrochemical systems and is open to the interested community. The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) in Boulder, Colorado will be hosting the Symposium . It is co-organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI) where Prof. Gerischer was affiliated.
An international array of participants and speakers is sought for this three day Symposium that will begin on the afternoon of August 14, 2018 and run until noon on August 16. Invited presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions will be included. A half-day tutorial session on Gerischer electrochemistry will be held in the morning of August 14.
The Symposium begins with a pedagogical morning session with reviews by Prof. Lewis, Dr. Spitler and Prof. Parkinson who will address the fundamentals, the history and the materials issues of this fascinating field. The four following sessions of the Symposium will encompass both theory and experiment in an update, examination and discussion of contemporary research on structure, dynamics and energetics of charge transfer and electrochemical interfaces involving semiconductors and metals, topics which were developed by Gerischer, or were the focus of his concerns and attention