14 April 2015

IREC Organizes an IEA HEV-IA Task 28 Workshop on "V2X technologies and the power system"

On April 15th-16th, 2015 IREC organizes in Burgdorf, Switzerland the second Workshop of Task 28 within the Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes (IA-HEV). This expert Workshop is the first in a series of technical challenges Workshops to be hold within this Task and will deal with “V2X technologies and the power system”

More than 30 experts from 10 different countries will join the two-days meeting for discussing about: V2X integration into power and energy markets; Communication protocols and standards; and Interfaces design and interoperability according to the Workshop Task 28 IEA-HEV program.

Further information about IEA Task 28 activities can be found in the following website.

10 April 2015

The future of electric car in European cities: Barcelona in Green eMotion project

At the closing session of the Green eMotion project in Barcelona node, held on April 17 from 10 to 13:30h, in the auditorium of the IREC, the results obtained during the four years of the project will be presented, highlighting the role of Barcelona in the Green eMotion project and the promotion policy of electric vehicles. Besides, the results of demonstration and monitoring 2700 charging points and 700 vehicles for three years will be explained. Finally, these results have led to the establishment of behavior patterns of divers and charging and determine the impact on the electric grid.

Green eMotion program april 2015

25 March 2015

EMS 2014 Outstanding Paper Award

IREC is pleased to inform you that the Dr.Reza Zamani, a former IREC Ph D fellow, has been awarded a prize for the best paper titled; "Polarity-Driven Polytypic Branching in Cu-Based Quaternary Chalcogenide Nanostructures". This work was published in ACS Nano in collaboration with other former IREC  Ph D fellow Ms. Maria Ibañez, and selected as the winner of the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award in the category "Materials Sciences" by the Jury of the European Microscopy Society (EMS) for the Outstanding Paper Award of 2014. The decision was motivated as follows:  "Zamani and co-workers have employed a sophisticated combination of aberration corrected STEM imaging, image simulation and ab-initio modelling to understand the role of polarity in the growth mechanism of Cu-based chalcogenide nano structures."

The award will be presented during a ceremony at the EMS Extension mmc2015 in Manchester, UK.

We congratulate Dr. Zamani and colleagues on their outstanding achievement and thank them sincerely for their substantial contribution to science

10 March 2015

IREC researchers involved in the edition of a special issue of Physica Status Solidi A

Solar Materials & Systems group leader of IREC, Prof. Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez, is involved as guest editor in the edition of the special issue of Physica Status Solidi a (PSSA) on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics that has been published in January 2015

This issue highlights the main results from on-going and recently finished EU-funded projects belonging to the EU PV Clusters, already presented at the 2nd EU PV Cluster Workshop and General Assembly “Progress in Photovoltaics and Nanotechnology: From FP7 to Horizon 2020” held at the historic building of University of Barcelona (Barcelona) on 26-28 November 2013. This issue collected 29 selected papers from projects in Cluster 2 and 3 (Thin Films PV & Third Generation PV Cells respectively). The presentations given during the workshop highlighted the leading world position of the PV European research community. In this issue 7 relevant contributions are from IREC researchers working on the Scalenano, Kestcells and Inducis FP7 projects.

Additionally, papers developed in the framework of the Scalenano FP7 project that is coordinated by IREC were selected for both the front and back covers of the issue.



With the support of: