AEARU 6th Energy and Environmental Workshop


Tokyo Tech is proud to host the Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU)* 6th Energy and Environmental Workshop -Next generation solar cells as a solution to energy challenges- on Friday, August 26.

The workshop will focus on research in solar energy-related technologies and next generation solar cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, organic film solar cells and more. Dr. Joey Luther, Senior Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA), will give the keynote address.

AEARU (Association of East Asian Research Universities) is comprised of 18 leading research-oriented universities in East Asia. Member universities include Tokyo Tech, the University of Tokyo, Osaka University, Tohoku University, the University of Tsukuba, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Taiwan University, Seoul National University, KAIST, and others.


Friday, August 26, 2016, 9:20 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Open to students, faculty, staff and the general public
Website for Registration
Please register online from here(External site)
Speakers (tentative)
  • Dr. Takaya Kubo, Project Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Atsushi Wakamiya, Associate Professor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
  • Dr. Takashi Sagawa, Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University
  • Dr. Hong Lin, Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • Dr. Byungha Shin, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST
  • Dr. Yuji Wada, Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Tech
  • Dr. Manabu Ihara, Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Tech
  • Dr. Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Associate Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Tech
  • Dr. Shinichiro Fuse, Associate Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Tech


9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
  • Registration
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks
    Dr. Yoshinao MISHIMA
    , President ,Tokyo Institute of Technology

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


  • Keynote Address
    Dr. Joey LUTHER
    , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
    "The future generation of photovoltaics employing low-cost, high efficiency, solution-processed active layers"

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Break (Entrance Hall)

10:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

(1h 10min)

  • Session 1
    Dr. Takaya KUBO
    , The University of Tokyo
    "Solution Processable Hybrid Solar Cells based on Colloidal Quantum Dots"
    Dr. Atsushi WAKAMIYA, Kyoto University
    "Our Chemical Approaches towards Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells"

11:55 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.

  • Lunch (Collaboration Room)

12:55 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

(1h 45min)

  • Session 2
    Dr. Hong LIN
    , Tsinghua University
    "Carbon Nanomaterials and Silver Nanowires for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells"
    Dr. Hidetoshi MATSUMOTO, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    "Polymer semiconductor nanofiber network for efficient organic photovoltaics"
    Dr. Byungha SHIN, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    "Effects of processing conditions on methylammonium lead halide perovskite: from fundamental materials properties to device performance"

2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

  • Break (Entrance Hall)

2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(1h 10min)

  • Session 3
    Dr. Takashi SAGAWA
    , Kyoto University
    "Band-gap Tuning of ZnO/Ag-In-Zn-S Nanoparticles for Hybrid Solar Cells"
    Dr. Manabu IHARA, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    "Plasmonic and Si nanostructured solar cells"

4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

  • Break (Entrance Hall)

4:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

(1h 10min)

  • Dr. Shinichiro FUSE, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    "Elucidating the Structure-Property Relationships of Donor-π-Acceptor Dyes for DSSCs through Rapid Library Synthesis"
    Dr. Yuji WADA, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    "Perovskite Solar Cells Created in the Research of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells — Similarities and Differences"

"AEARU 6th Energy and Environmental Workshop" Poster


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This article has been updated to correct a typographical error and to include Dr.Ihara's lecture title on Aug 4.

Update : May 17, 2022