European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion

QUANTSOL 2020 Winter workshop

Hotel Rauriser Hof, Rauris, Austria, has been cancelled & postponed to 2021
Workshop cancelled

The European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion announces the 32nd Workshop on Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (QUANTSOL 2021 Winter workshop) and invites experts in the various fields of conversion of solar photons to electrical or chemical energy to submit short abstracts to enable the organizing committee to define the workshop program.

The workshop will focus on new concepts, recent developments, radical ideas, and unsolved problems in the fundamentals of conventional and unconventional photovoltaic, photoelectrochemical, photochemical and photobiological energy conversion.
The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40 participants, in order to guarantee the opportunity for intense discussions on quantum solar energy conversion between experts from various fields.

The Quantsol 2021 Workshop will be organized by

Chair(wo)men: Daniel Vanmaekelbergh (Universiteit >Utrecht, NL)

Elizabeth von Hauff, (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , NL)

Piers Barnes (Imperial College, GB)

Christian Königstein (Secretary General, NL / AT)

Conference Location : Hotel Rauriser Hof, Rauris, Österreich

Prices per person per day including
(half board - breakfast & dinner):

single room* € 94,-

(shared) double room* € 90,-
* excl. Kurtaxe (2 euros per person per night)

Main Topics :

  • Organic (polymer and small molecule) solar cells: advances in materials, processing, device concepts, and fundamental understanding 
  • (Hybrid) metal halide perovskite solar cells: advances in materials, processing, device concepts, and fundamental understanding 
  • Inorganic semiconductor solar cells: advances in materials, processing, device concepts, and fundamental understanding 
  • Photochemical, photobiological (artificial photosynthesis) and photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy
  • Novel photovoltaic materials, including molecular, nanostructured and composite materials
  • Physics and chemistry of interfaces in solar energy materials
  • Novel approaches and methods for characterizing materials and devices
  • Optical and electrical means to optimize the output of cells, devices and systems
  • Theoretical aspects of quantum solar energy conversion and thermodynamic limits

The timetable will be published about two weeks before the workshop
Tentative Timetable -
List of contributions -

Short Abstract :
Please send your short abstract (half a page) outlining the content of your intended contribution to Christian Königstein.

Conference fees :

Workshop participants € 200,-
QUANTSOL members € 100,-
Accompanying persons no fee

Timetable / Deadlines :

June 15, 2019 Distribution of first circular - Call for short abstracts
October 31, 2019 Deadline for submission of short abstracts
November 30, 2019 Notification of accepted contributions
January 31, 2021 Deadline for extended summary (two pages; for the on-line proceedings)
January 31, 2021 Deadline for Hotel Reservation
March or April 2021 Quantsol 2021 Workshop

Hotel Reservation
The hotel reservation has to be done directly with the hotel Rauriser Hof.

How to reach the Hotel
By train: via Salzburg, train station Taxenbach, see Österreichische Bundesbahn

Nearest airports /airfields are :
LOWS (Salzburg) - Instrument approach: RWY 15: ILS; RWY33: RNAV VISUAL
The runway, which was closed for renovations is now open again (as of May 2019).
For more information contact Salzburg airport:

LOWZ (Zell am See) - VFR and since recently also RNAV cat A/B - GNSS (GPS precision approach):
Further aviation information (by Austrocontrol): AIP Austria

Last updated 18. March 2020
European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion