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oh crap i fear sorry i'm going to talk in english so we're going to move to something a bit more basic
so example easy here is an array of elements and i'm not aware isn't really good
the stuff studying these is that these are very good absorbers now one of the main interest of
our laboratories to find sustainable solutions put energy harvesting any particular to use this on for this
now if we look at the most a fusion solar cells nowadays is are are made of these materials
and these are the size efficiency so the question is can we use this technology for our
homes totalled the forgetting all the energy that need for or or like the nice
and with this we need to calculate me to see how much of these elements are there and you need to
look at this graph here in this graph we just use the buttons of elements in the earth gross
what you see is that reform in elements like silicon aluminium that idea buttons if you look at the ones that they
just show you like got understanding in in you that much less abundant any particular team is very the discourse
so now what we look in our laboratories to persist enable submissions so we
look at two main axes for finding the sustainable solutions for solar energy
one is try to avoid these elements finding new materials that that was with this these ones
but uh using element that that what about that and the second one
is ah going but intelligently in the use of these are materials
and the first edition that one comes into my busy if these materials are expensive and also just use less of it
and so we can go from bought materials to nana still materials and we do this in a
smart way maybe you can uh get a good addition see also and use less resources
and it turns out that nature is nice with us because when we
produces materials in the night away for any features that mentions
you know the right way what we find is that these are structures capture
light around them and the capture like to a very large extent
so it means that they have like not scale lenses and so you need much less mature for
these are not only got another structure but you you you use the space between amanda structures
so we if we do calculations and we look at what happens when we put these
materials that the last the space so what you see here in the top
you see that um how like getting to the structures when you start to spacing them and on the far right what you see is that
when there that is by so uh far apart means that the lights dancing to them so they're able to collect more and more like the round them
so what this says is that they're able to use about ten thousand times
less materials and collect as much less that's the views of eddie
a whispered of these material now not only this but you can try to ah
also use the substrate we have still gonna substrate silicon also can observe
all the parts of this on and off you can have you been highly efficient solar cells by using both than other structures and the cheap substrate
so i would like to finalise the thought to explain what tools we use these are
general tools that are use not only for a solar energy purple many other things
so what we do is i think that sea of high quality material so why
should be the three fives but we also are starting activity or nothing falsified
i very high quality material that are high so that about that body should have and so with elements of that much more abundant
we have a that intends a word in the clean rooms here to get out that are are outstanding and state of the art access to
like the microscopy we do optical spectroscopy to characterise the materials and also
the devices and we do simulations to guide our design of course
so with these i think of course the people in my group that do the job

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Conference program

Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:04 a.m.
Jean-Michel Chardon, Logitech
16 March 2017 · 9:07 a.m.
Intro of S. Gautsch
Marc Gruber, VP Innovation, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:21 a.m.
Context and Logistics of the Industry Day
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:22 a.m.
Master Thesis in Industry Context
Pierre-André Besse, Adjunct VP Education, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 9:34 a.m.
Role of distributed energy storage in smart grids 
Mario Paolone, Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory - EOS Holding Chair
16 March 2017 · 9:39 a.m.
Materials and nanostructures for next generation photovoltaics
Anna Fontcuberta, Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials
16 March 2017 · 9:46 a.m.
Medium Voltage High Power Electronics
Drazen Dujic, Power Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:50 a.m.
Ubiquitous high performance PV energy scavengers in all shapes and colors : from IOT to buildings 
Christophe Ballif, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 9:54 a.m.
Highly efficient and clean conversion in fuel cells & electrolysers
Jan van Herle, Group of Energy Materials GEM
16 March 2017 · 9:59 a.m.
Small electromechanical moving devices 
Paolo Germano, Integrated Actuators Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 10:06 a.m.
Novel actuation methods for reconfigurable soft robots
Jamie Paik, Reconfigurable Robotics Lab
16 March 2017 · 10:12 a.m.
Revolutionary optical tools for Ophthalmology 
Christophe Moser, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices
16 March 2017 · 10:18 a.m.
Mighty soft materials
Dario Floreano, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
16 March 2017 · 10:29 a.m.
Intro words, VP Research
Andreas Mortensen, VP Recherche, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 11:18 a.m.
The endovirome, source of biomarkers and potentiel therapeutic targets
Didier Trono , Laboratory of Virology and Genetics
16 March 2017 · 11:23 a.m.
New strategies to fight infections, hidden in the human genome
Jacques Fellay , Fellay Group
16 March 2017 · 11:29 a.m.
Smart Wearables for the Medical IoT Context
David Atienza, Embedded Systems Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:33 a.m.
Rational protein design for vaccine development
Bruno Correia, Laboratory of Protein Design & Immunoengineering
16 March 2017 · 11:39 a.m.
Medical Image Analysis 
Jean-Philippe Thiran, Signal Processing Laboratory 5
16 March 2017 · 11:43 a.m.
Advanced Functional Fibers
Fabien Sorin, Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices
16 March 2017 · 11:51 a.m.
Production of amorphous particles
Esther Amstad, Soft Material Laboratory
16 March 2017 · 11:57 a.m.
Mechanobiology and tissue engineering
Dominique Pioletti, Laboratoire de biomécanique en orthopédie
16 March 2017 · noon
High Performance Elastomers, Thermoplastics, and Lubricative Coatings
Holger Frauenrath, Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials
16 March 2017 · 12:06 p.m.
Simple models for complex flows
François Gallaire, Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Instabilities
16 March 2017 · 12:11 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Alliance
Roland Luthier, Directeur du Programme Alliance, EPFL
16 March 2017 · 12:17 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire FSRM
Philippe Fischer, FSRM
16 March 2017 · 12:21 p.m.
Présentation du partenaire Swissmem
Philippe Cordonier, Swissmem
16 March 2017 · 12:25 p.m.
Presentation of Innovaud
Jean-Michel Stauffer, Innovaud, Conseiller en Innovation
16 March 2017 · 1:46 p.m.
Gerben Boer, Arcoptix
16 March 2017 · 1:51 p.m.
Claude Forin, CEO
16 March 2017 · 1:55 p.m.
Denis Bubendorf, Unitechnologies
16 March 2017 · 1:59 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Firmin Manoury, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:04 p.m.
ABB Sécheron
Pablo Furrer, ABB Sécheron
16 March 2017 · 2:09 p.m.
Martin Kusserow, Schindler
16 March 2017 · 2:14 p.m.
Stéphane Emery, CSEM
16 March 2017 · 2:21 p.m.
Adrien Briod, Flyability
16 March 2017 · 2:30 p.m.
Philippe Garrec, CEA
16 March 2017 · 2:35 p.m.
Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
Vahid Fakhfouri, Meyer Burger / Pasan SA
16 March 2017 · 2:41 p.m.
Mikron SA
Sylvie Leggiadro, Mikron SA
16 March 2017 · 2:46 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Luc Conti, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 2:51 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson
Grégoire Veber, Johnson & Johnson
16 March 2017 · 2:55 p.m.
Danick Bionda , Micronarc
16 March 2017 · 4:01 p.m.
Nicolas Godel, Festo
16 March 2017 · 4:05 p.m.
Caroline Heid, Melexis
16 March 2017 · 4:14 p.m.
Etudiante EPFL
Sueda Turk, Etudiante EPFL
16 March 2017 · 4:19 p.m.
Maxon Motor
Olivier Chappuis, Maxon Motor
16 March 2017 · 4:24 p.m.
Philip Morris
Marja Talikka, Philip Morris
16 March 2017 · 4:30 p.m.
Radar Swiss
Radmila Belavina, Radar Swiss
16 March 2017 · 4:33 p.m.
Tag Heuer
Cyrill Cattin, Tag Heuer
16 March 2017 · 4:37 p.m.
Vidi Systems
Reto Wyss, Vidi Systems
16 March 2017 · 4:50 p.m.
Suss microoptics
Wilfried Noell, Suss microoptics
16 March 2017 · 4:55 p.m.
Gilles Hodel, Novelis
16 March 2017 · 4:59 p.m.
Fischer Connectors
Stéphane Rohrbach, Fischer Connectors
16 March 2017 · 5:04 p.m.
Etudiant EPFL
Maxime Valdemarin, Etudiant EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:09 p.m.
Leonard Badet, Bobst
16 March 2017 · 5:14 p.m.
Stefano Battaglia, Frontiers
16 March 2017 · 5:19 p.m.
Hoël Guerin, Xsensio
16 March 2017 · 5:25 p.m.
Closing remarks
Sebastian Gautsch, STI-EPFL
16 March 2017 · 5:30 p.m.