About Bert Conings (BE)
Harnessing sunlight to meet the ever increasing demand for energy at the global scale has long been pursued by scientists and engineers. Materials scientist Dr Bert Conings, from the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC) at Hasselt University, is among researchers on the vanguard pushing technological boundaries to increase the efficiency of solar energy production. During his talk entitled “A "Eureka" for Solar Energy”, Dr. Conings will discuss the relevance of solar energy, an everlasting sustainable energy source, that can reduce the dependency on adverse carbon emitting energy resources. Getting at the physical chemistry of burgeoning metal halide perovskites, his talk will focus more deeply on the groundbreaking photovoltaic applications of this state-of-the-art material class, shedding light on their ability to drastically improve global solar energy harvesting.