European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion

QUANTSOL 2023 Winter workshop

Hotel Rauriser Hof / Mesnerhaus, Rauris, Austria, March 19-25, 2023

The European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion announces the 33rd Workshop on Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (QUANTSOL 2023 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.

Conference Location :
As in 2022, the workshop will take place in the Mesnerhaus in Rauris, about 5 min walk from the Hotel Rauriser Hof:

Special measures for preventing the spread of the (corona) virus will be in force

  • the 2G-rule applies for all participants (i.e. vaccinated or recently recovered)
  • FFP2 masks have to be worn during the lectures (except for the lecturer) - bring your own masks
  • please check with immigration services for the current rules for entering Austria (an electronic pre-registration before entering Austria may be required for some countries, also 2G-plus may apply (i.e. vaccinated + a valid PCR test):
    Bundesministerium für Europäische und international Angelegenheiten

The Quantsol 2022 Workshop will be organized by

Chair(wo)men: Ute Cappel (KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE)

Omer Yaffe, (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL)

Christian Königstein (Secretary General, AT)

Conference Hotel : Hotel Rauriser Hof, Rauris, Österreich

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

single room* € 115,-

(shared) double room* € 110,-
* 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 - n.y.a.
List of contributions - n.y.a.

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

Conference fees :

Workshop participants € 350,-
QUANTSOL members € 175,-
Accompanying persons no fee

Timetable / Deadlines :

July 15, 2022 Distribution of first circular - Call for short abstracts
October 31, 2022 Deadline for submission of short abstracts
November 30, 2022 Notification of accepted contributions
January 31, 2023 Deadline for extended summary (two pages; for the on-line proceedings)
January 31, 2023 Deadline for Hotel Reservation
March 19-25, 2023 Quantsol 2023 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
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 16. April 2022
European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion