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Description of the organisation

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.
Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.
About DTU Energy Conversion : In a sustainable energy system a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed. The researchers in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage work on technologies and materials for direct conversion and subsequent storage of different forms of energy. The key technology areas of the Department include fuel cells, electrolysis, batteries, solar cells and hydrogen storage.

Main contact

Dr. Suren Gevorgyan

+45 46775482


Role in the Project

The central research objective is to develop very low-cost encapsulation for organic solar cells. Hence Department of Energy Conversion and Storage has extended expertise in materials and polymer science and technology; in characterization of performance and degradation; and in processing of solar cells. DTU currently participates in a number of national projects and two European projects concerning polymer solar cells. In the program, DTU participates in all IA and JRA related to organic photovoltaics (OPV) and leads this task in WP10.
DTU has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals on the topic of polymer solar cells. DTU is the sub-programme coordinator for OPV in EERA PV Joint Programme. DTU is world leading on printed and coated polymer solar cells.



Key people involved

Dr. Suren Gevorgyan - Senior Scientist, manager of “Characterization Laboratory for Organic Photovoltaics”. At DTU since 2007. Experience and background: Characterization of organic photovoltaic technologies, lifetime testing, ageing mechanisms. Previous participation in EU projects: SOPHIA, EERA.



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