NanoMaterials for Energy and Environment 2016

Speaker's Details

Prof. Jordi Martorell

ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, Barcelona, Spain

Jordi Martorell received a PhD degree in Physics from Brown University. Since 2005 he is head of the organic nano-structured photovoltaics group at ICFO. Jordi Martorell has mainly focused his research into the experimental study of the optical control to shape the properties of photonic materials, a field where he has made several breakthrough contributions as, for instance: To control spontaneous emission in photonic crystals and to obtain non-linear light generation in photonic crystals. Currently, Jordi Martorell focuses his research activities in the study of photonics applied to photovoltaics. Among contributions made in this field stands out the recently proven world record efficiencies for semi-transparent single junction solar cells. Jordi Martorell is currently coordinating an FP7 European project, is partner in a Horizon2020 project and is leading several national/industrial projects to facilitate the transfer of the photovoltaic technology to society.