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STable perovskite solar cells via interfacial engineering of 2D/3D mixed-dimensional Absorbers and Robust dopant-free hole transporting materialS

Project description

Regulatory support for academia to push faster and safe innovation in medicine

Medicine innovations often start in academic research, but regulatory-related barriers frequently delay or even prevent the transfer of innovative therapies to patients. The EU-funded STARS project, a collaboration between 18 European regulatory agencies and the EMA, aims to bridge the regulatory knowledge gap and foster dialogue between stakeholders. STARS analyses the status-quo of regulatory support by performing surveys in academia, funding bodies and regulatory authorities. Based on the results, STARS will develop an inventory of support activities and initiate pilots for identified best practices, gaps in regulatory support and the development of curricula for regulatory training. The activities are supported by dissemination strategies, specific events, and will be published in a common strategy at the end of the project.


The growth of perovskite in the photovoltaic field is unprecedented. In only a very few years, the power conversion efficiency (PCE) raised from 3.8% (in 2009) to 23.3% (in 2018). However, before bringing PSCs to an industrial scale-up process, major issues need to be addressed, among one of the most concerns the lack of stability against IEC61646 accelerated aging protocol. Improving stability is at the heart of the STARS project. To achieve such an important goal, STARS combines two main approaches: (i) Development of 2D/3D mixed-dimensional perovskites via interfacial engineering and (ii) development of robust dopant-free hole transporting materials (HTM). Fellow’s knowledge of HTM synthesis and device processing will be highly beneficial for Prof. Hagfeldt (host) research activities which are mainly focused on the development of new materials and molecular engineering of interfaces to achieve stability. STARS is designed to expand/broaden fellow’s knowledge towards device aging, crystallography, and photophysics. STARS will add several new dimensions to fellow’s skill set and instill leadership qualities and management skills that will be extremely beneficial for his future career.


Net EU contribution
€ 191 149,44
Batiment ce 3316 station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00