Photovoltaic technology and applications development is a rapidly growing industry issue, which reflects directly in the new challenges of modern optoelectronic R&D sector. Traditional, silicone-based photovoltaic production is constantly maintained and aimed at the costs optimisation with higher conversion efficiency and increased reliability, which results in prolonged guarantee period. In the meantime thin-film PV sector is also dynamically growing, reaching the quantity of several MWp annual production. Second generation thin-film photovoltaics is becoming increasingly popular way for a low-cost electricity production. Moreover organic, inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic devices attain the efficiency of 3 – 15 %, which may be less than in the case of traditional poly-Si-based cells, but the large-scale and low cost production as well as the possibility of integration into any surface exposed to the sunlight causes the fact that their overall productivity is high. Additionally new alternative structures based on perovskites, new semiconductor compounds, quantum defects, light conversion and trapping concepts are intensively investigated. Accelerated rate of start-ups, spin-offs and high-tech companies’ establishment puts a lot of these laboratory concepts in practice. 

All mentioned aspects makes present time the very interesting moment for presentation of new ideas, research results and their practical implementation.  Special photovoltaic session during  MicroTherm 2019 Conference is therefore particularly dedicated to all research groups, academic stuff, and industry representatives interested in:

·       Crystalline silicon solar cells and modules development

·       Thin-film inorganic PV technology

·       Organic and hybrid solar cells

·       Perovskites

·       Measurement and characterisation of the photovoltaic structures

·       PV installations design and exploitation

·       New materials and concepts for PV installation optimisation

·       Rigid and flexible optical layers for PV applications

·       Heat problems in photovoltaics

·       And many more…


materials for electronics




The dynamic development of materials engineering is the basis for the development of today's electronics. This session is therefore dedicated to all who both produce materials, modify their surface and deal with the broadly defined surface characterization. Special attention should be paid by the authors of the session to modern carbon materials, especially graphene, whose properties are strictly dependent on the production technology or the method of its surface modification. During the session, presentations about the use of materials in ready-made electronic systems for biomedical engineering will also be welcome. The scope of the session in details is presented below:

·       Graphene, Advanced 2D Materials & Semiconductors

·       Advanced Energy Materials and Research

·       Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology

·       Materials in Green Technology

·       Materials for Energy Application

·       Electronic and Magnetic Materials

·       Nanosensors

·       Carbon-based nanoelectronic Materials

·       Piezoelectric Materials

·       Polymers

·       Smart Materials

·       Advanced Biomaterials

·       And many more…


wide band gap materials




Higher switching frequencies and higher operating temperatures have become an irreversible trand dominating the advanced power electronics. Wide bandgap semiconductors are able to meet these growing requirements, allowing for higher energy efficiency of power systems compared to their counterparts produced in the most mature silicon technology. Due to the higher switching frequency of power devices, passive components in the form of heat sinks, capacitors and inductors are becoming smaller and smaller. The overall visible effect of this trend is the groundbreaking miniaturization of power systems in all leading applications. The main challenge became therefor the new tools for the analysis of project correctness. Simultaneously, devices and measurement techniques for characterizing the working conditions of advanced power semiconductors and power electronic systems are being improved. In the special session on the issues of wide bandgap semiconductors, presentations regarding silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) technology, modeling and characterization of semiconductor devices and power electronic systems are planned. The session will be primarily dedicated to engineers and entities involved in the development of state-of-the-art systems for converting electricity from renewable sources, power systems used in hybrid and electric vehicles, machines, public transport and management of energy stores as well as presentation of modern trends appearing in the field of smart building and lighting technologies.