This summer, U.S. and Indian scientists met at a workshop to foster international collaborations while improving organic solar cells. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical Engineering and Director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC), is one of the event’s three principal organizers. The other organizers are National Renewable Energy Lab’s David Ginley and Indian Institute of Technology’s Sunderkumar Iyer.
The Indo-U.S. organic solar cell workshop took place on June 24 and 25 in Golden, Colorado. A second workshop is planned for March 2014 in Kanpur, India. These workshops originate from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum – a not for profit society established in 2000 between the two countries to promote collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research.