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Seminar: Design of Novel Materials For Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells

Solar cells facade on a municipal building located in Madrid, Spain. Image courtesy of Wikipedia, CC

Solar cells facade on a municipal building located in Madrid, Spain. Image courtesy of Wikipedia, CC

We would like to invite you to a guest seminar by Dr. Pavel A. Troshin on the “Design of Novel Materials For Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells”.

When: March 25, 2015, 13.30 – 15.00

Where: Beijing-1 Auditorium, China cluster, Skolkovo School of Management


Organic and hybrid solar cells represent a promising photovoltaic technology which is aimed to deliver cheap electrical energy utilizing inexpensive and abundant materials and high throughput roll-to-roll production technologies. Organic (hybrid) solar cells can be mechanically flexible, light-weight, semitransparent and environmentally friendly.

Rather unique properties of these devices open a number of exciting opportunities for their use in mobile applications, smart windows, textile-integrated photovoltaics (power suits) and etc. Dr. Troshin and his team have contributed significantly to design of novel fullerene-based and polymer-based nanomaterials for organic and hybrid perovskite solar cells demonstrating light conversion efficiencies of 6-11% and improved operation stabilities. Fundamental correlations have been revealed between the molecular structures of the novel materials, their physical and electronic properties and the device performances. The developed approaches can be applied in the future for designing electrode materials for organic batteries.

Dr. Pavel A. Troshin

Dr. Pavel A. Troshin


Dr. Pavel A. Troshin was born in Bryansky region, Russian Federation. He received his BS and MS degrees in organic and physical chemistry in 2003 from Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences at D. I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. He obtained his PhD degree in physical chemistry in 2006 from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCP RAS). He is currently a head of the Research Group for Multifunctional Materials and Organic Electronics at IPCP RAS. His current research focuses on polymer and fullerene chemistry, organic electronics, solar energy conversion, organic batteries and biomedical applications of fullerenes.

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