This seminar, our keynote will be Prof. Amal Aboulhassan / KAUST University
Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells provide a promising low-cost and flexible alternative for harnessing solar energy. The method of tailoring the OPV material structure depends on a trial-and-error approach and does not efficiently characterize the complex material features with respect to many critical local properties. Thus, the efficient design of OPV materials – that achieve better performance – requires support by more advanced and better-tailored visualization tools. The talk will discuss our novel research that I conducted during my PhD – together with my research group – to remove these limitations. In the talk, I will present a new approach for knowledge assisted visual exploration and visual analysis in the OPV domain. I will demonstrate how we employed, adapted, and developed techniques from scientific visualization, geometric modeling, clustering, and visual interaction to design our proposed visualization framework. I will also show how we employed a visual feedback strategy that allowed scientists to make intuitive choices about fabrication parameters at both the molecular and nanoscale levels in a relatively short time. This helped the scientists to create new characterizations for the first time.
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July 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
E-JUST, HQ Building - Room No. 207