Renewable Energy: Materials and Devices

Mario Fidel García Sánchez (UPIITA-IPN),
Issis Claudette Romero Ibarra  (UPIITA-IPN),
Ateet Dutt (IM-UNAM) (

The symposium Renewable Energy: Materials and Devices, has the aim to provide a forum
to present and discuss the research relating to the science and technology of energy
generation, storage, and managements. An important theme is the research concerning to
first generation solar cells, based on mono and poly-crystalline silicon; second generation
cells, including CdTe, CIGS, CZTS, amorphous silicon, micro-crystalline and
polymorphous silicon; third generation cells, based on the use of quantum dots, nanowires,
carbon nanotubes, photo-electrochemical cells, polymer solar cells, nano-crystalline cells,
dye-sensitized cells, perovskite solar cells, etc. Moreover, the symposium cover other
topics in renewable energies, emphasizing but not limited to:


  • Biomass Conversion
  • Solar Thermal Applications
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Water Treatment
  • Solar and Low Energy Architecture
  • Geothermal Technology
  • Wave, Tide and Ocean Thermal Energies
  • Hydrogen Production Technology and Fuel Cells

The symposium covers the synthesis of new materials, characterization and applications in
catalytic process, energy storage and energy production devices. Oral and posters sessions
are designed to promote the exchange of the advances in these fields by the participants