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40th Anniversary of the Instituto de Energía Solar

  • Fechas:

    Del 16/09/19 al 17/09/19

  • Lugar:

    Instituto de Energía Solar - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Av. de la Complutense, 30 28040 Madrid, Madrid, España (mapa)

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On the 16-17 September 2019, the Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)  celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Several technical sessions will take place, including a review of the main scientific achievements and current activities of the IES-UPM research groups as well as a presentation of the state-of-the-art and future prospects in Photovoltaics.

A two-day event is planned. The first day (September 16th) is aimed at specialists and researchers, and the second (September 17th) is open to the general public.

Ask for an invitation to join the event here or follow the event online - live at  audiovisuales.upm.es/directo

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OPEN SESSION – SEPTEMBER 17th (9:00 to 15:30 h)




 9.00 to 9.45 hrs 

Authorities keynotes

Prof. Guillermo Cisneros, UPM Chancellor; Prof. Félix Pérez,
ETSIT Director; Prof. Antonio Luque, IES-UPM Honorary President; Representatives from the Ministry (to be confirmed); Prof. Perla Wahnón, President of the COSCE and mamber of the IES-UPM; and Mr. José Donoso, General Director of the Spanish Photovoltaic Association (UNEF)

 9.45 to 10.15 hrs 

Welcome session: "40 years of Research at IES-UPM"

Prof. Carlos del Cañizo (Director of the IES-UPM)

 10.15 to 11.00 hrs 

Advisory board seminar on "Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Big and Beyond"

 Prof. Marko Topic (Chairman of ETIP-PV, professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana)

 11.00 to 11.30 hrs 

Coffee break


 11.30 to 12.15 hrs 

Advisory board seminar on "Challenges in Photovoltaic Research"

Prof. Sarah Kurtz (Research Fellow at NREL and the US National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and professor at University of California Merced)

 12.15 to 13.30 hrs 

Round table: Is there an "IES culture"?

IES researchers from different generations. Moderated by Dr. Pablo García-Linares

 13.30 to 14.00 hrs 

Closing session

  Prof. Carlos del Cañizo (Director of the IES-UPM)

 14:00 to 15:30 hrs 




SCIENTIFIC SESSION – SEPTEMBER 16th (11:30 to 20:00 h)




 11.30 to 12.00 hrs 

Presentation of the IES-UPM

Prof. Ignacio Rey-Stolle (Secretary of the IES-UPM)

 12.00 to 12.45 hrs 

 Review of the PV Systems Group activity 

Prof. Luis Narvarte (Director of the PV Systems Group)

 12.45 to 13.30 hrs 

Review of the GEDIRCI Group activity

 Prof. Estefanía Caamaño (Director of the GEDIRCI Group) 

 13.30 to 14.30 hrs 



 14.30 to 15.15 hrs 

Review of the SyNC Group activity

Prof. Carlos del Cañizo (Director of the SyNC Group)

 15.15 to 16.00 hrs 

Review of the S35 Group activity

Prof. Carlos Algora (Director of the S35 Group)

 16.00 to 16.30 hrs 

Coffee break


 16:30 to 17:15 hrs 

Review of the ISI Group activity

Prof. Ignacio Antón (Director of the ISI Group)

 17:15 to 19:00 hrs  Visit to the IES-UPM laboratories Prof. Estefanía Caamaño, Dr. Rebeca Herrero, Dr. Elisa Antolín and Dr. Iván García
 19:00 to 20:00 hrs 

Concert by the Frances Poulenc choir

Frances Poulenc choir


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