The PV Idea Lab was founded at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) in 2006 as a collaborative, cross-disciplinary group with the goal of accelerating technical progress in photovoltaics (PV). Innovation in PV technology has grown from the collaborations among a spectrum of disciplines including physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and etc. The members of the PV Idea Lab mainly consist of PhD students and post-doctorate researchers, who are doing PV-related research at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). To date, the PV Idea Lab has about 40 active members and more than 20 alumni, who have moved on to join the industry and academia after graduation from the UCB.
The PV Idea Lab meets every two weeks, to discuss new ideas, to present latest experimental results, and to educate each other on important topics in PV. In this confidential environment, the presenters could obtain constructive feedback and ideas from a wide variety of perspectives in the audience. Moreover, the PV Idea Lab has also been a platform to network and find research collaborations on campus.
Being a member of the PV Idea Lab entails:
1. Your research interest is in the wide spectrum of disciplines that could be helpful to advance the PV technology and deployment.
2. You are willing to present your work, ideas, or literature review about once per year to the group.
3. You will join the group email list, which is used to distribute campus events, career opportunities, and other PV-related info.
If this community sounds exciting to you, simply join us with the following info:
First Name, Last Name, Position (grad/postdoc), Year joining UCB (2014, etc), Department,
Preferred email, Research group, Research interests (a few words).