ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light

Emerging photovoltaics
2-6 July 2018, Barcelona


The next ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light will take place from 2-6 July 2018 on Emerging Photovoltaics.

The school will include will include lectures on selected topics from leading international experts, research-style seminars, group discussion sessions, student presentations, and lab tours.

Registration and Fellowships

The school will be limited to a maximum of 30 students, selected on the basis of academic merit. More details can be found HERE.

International travel fellowships will be made available to outstanding applicants. All applicants will be automatically considered for travel fellowships. First priority for fellowships will be for masters-level students, although advanced undergraduate and early PhD students are welcome to apply.

Local accommodation will be provided for all participants.

Confirmed Lecturers:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications: 30 March 2018
  • School dates: 2-5 July 2018

Supported by



The Local Organising Committee is Prof. Jordi Martorell (ICFO), Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO), Prof. Valerio Pruneri (ICFO), Dr. Mariano Campoy Quiles (ICMAB) and Dr. Robert Sewell (ICFO).

Applications for the school will open soon. Watch this space!

ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. These schools incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs.

Hosted at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, and supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, these schools are open to a limited number of students, selected on the basis of academic merit.

ICFO, is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of the science and technology of light, tackling important challenges faced by society at large in all areas of life, including health, energy, information, safety, security and caring for the environment. ICFO is a member of BIST, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, and is situated in Castelldefels, a small town located by the sea just outside of Barcelona, Spain.

More information about how to get to ICFO can be found HERE