Introduction to Solar Energy
Science, Applications, and Prospects
An interdisciplinary course on all you need to know about Solar
What this course covers? Fundamentals of solar energy conversion, historical aspects of solar energy applications, materials and techniques used to convert solar energy, preview into concepts of photovoltaics, solar fuels, biological processes that use solar energy, concentrated solar power, and discussions on pilot scale and commercial facilities using solar energy today. This course also offers a project that provides hands-on experience to assemble a solar cell. A for-credit project is scheduled at the end of the course, involving energy harvesting with renewable materials (cellulose, etc.).
Who can take this? This introductory course can be useful for Master and PhD students. Student with background in physics, chemistry, and engineering as well as interdisciplinary interests can greatly benefit from this course.
component: September 13 – October 28, 2016
Hands-on Project (lab): October 31 – November 11, 2016
Credits 3 (lecture) + 2 (lab, optional) = 5 credits
Pre-requisite None. It is recommended that students have university-level math and chemistry knowledge to fully understand the concepts.
Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno and Fulbright Visiting Faculty in the Department of Forest Product Technology, Aalto
Invited lecturers Dr. Kati Miettunen, Applied Physics, SCI and
and project Dr. Maryam Borghei, Forest Products Technology,
co-instructors Forest Products Technology, CHEM
Days and Time Tuesday/Thursday: 12.30 pm – 2:00 pm
Syllabus? Email to ravisv[at]unr[dot]edu (Appointments possible)
Online broadcast questions? Järvelä Heli heli[dot]jarvela[at]aalto[dot]fiSponsored by Fulbright Foundation, USA and Aalto University, Finland.