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Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series brings eminent and influential guest speakers to Cardiff University and a wider audience to showcase their work.

The series has the specific objective of contributing to the establishment and consolidation of Cardiff's international reputation for academic impact.

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Professor Michael Grätzel

Professor Michael Grštzel - Ecole Polytechnique Fťdťrale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Sensitized Nanostructured Systems for Electricity Generation from Sunlight

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Professor Michael Grätzel, a leading international expert in solar energy outlined recent progress in the development of flexible nanostructured photovoltaic devices and their commercial opportunities in his lecture entitled Sensitized Nanostructured Systems for Electricity Generation from Sunlight. He argued that these systems will promote the acceptance of renewable energy technologies, not least by setting new standards of convenience and economy.

Professor Grätzel has pioneered research on electron transfer reactions and their applications in solar energy conversion systems and discovered a revolutionary new type of solar cell based on dye sensitized nanocrystalline semiconducting oxide particles.