Professor Andrew Holmes
(President of Australian Academy of Science)
The organic solar cells have attracted much attention from perspective of high efficiency, scale up and low cost production. Professor Holmes showed summary of recent progress in assembling small laboratory-based efficient bulk heterojunction solar cell. Also, he touched some challenges for scale up from laboratory type to industrial application. In addition, the challenge for improvement of reliability and durability was introduced. In his talk, he showed some innovative examples which were already published in first class journal including his own data. His work was good bridge between fundamental and industrial works. His beautiful talk inspired us to see radical innovation in our challenge.