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Training & events

With our dedicated training programs and events, we make the PhD students of the HORATES network the thermoelectric research elite of tomorrow.

Training Activities

Our ESRs have access to a series of short introductory lessons, providing basic knowledge on organic thermoelectrics and related topics, facilitating the access to the highly interdisciplinary research topics of HORATES.

7 Dec 2021 (15:30-16:15)

  • Michael Sommer on “Synthesis of conjugated polymers for organic electronics”

11 Jan 2022 (15:30-16:30)

  • Martin Brinkmann on “Investigating the structure and morphology in polymer semiconductors by transmission electron microscopy”

12 Jan 2022 (9:30-11:30)

  • Igor Zozoulenko on “Conducting polymers for thermoelectric applications: electronic, transport and thermoelectric properties”

8 Feb 2022 (15:30-17:00)

  • Riccardo Rurali on “Fundamentals of heat transport, basic ideas, different transport regimes, role of interfaces (boundary resistance, nanowires, etc)”
  • Sebastian Reparaz on “State of the art techniques to measure thermal properties”
  • Mariono Campy on “Thermal conductivity of polymers (linking with the two seminars above)”

8 Mar 2022 (15:30-17:00)

  • Mario Caironi on “Introduction to printed electronics and printed OTEGs”
  • Christian Melzer on “Functional printing”

5 Apr 2022 (15:30-17:00)

  • Simone Fabiano on “Doping mechanisms in polymers (focused on n-type)”
  • Ana Moya Lara on “The potential of printed electronics for Point of Need applications”

6 Sep 2022 (10:00-11:30)

  • Michael Sommer on “Synthesis and characterization ofconjugated polymers exemplified bynaphthalene diimide bithiophenecopolymers (PNDIT2)”

6 Oct 2022 (14:00-15:30)

  • Jana Zaumseil on “Data Visualisation”

29 Nov 2022 (14:00-15:30)

  • Mariano Campoy-Quiles on “High throughput screening of materials”

6 Dec 2022 (15:30-17:00)

  • Martijn Kemerink on “The Peer-Review Process”

7 Feb 2023 (15:30-17:00)

  • Jan Anton Koster on “What’s it like to be a PI”

Note: The ESRs can access the didactics platform using the intranet HORATES link and using their access credentials. Students outside the HORATES consortium are welcome to request access to the platform and follow the remote lectures as per individual demand. Please contact

Lecture Team Building Event Göteborg
Regular training activities are the foundation of the HORATES network


A list of past events held by the HORATES consortium. Click on the links to find out more.

Third HORATES Workshop09 Oct 2022KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Second HORATES Workshop25 April 2022Barcelona, Spain
First HORATES Workshop25 Oct 2021Göteborg, Sweden
NanoGe Fall Meeting 202118 Oct 2021Online
E-MRS Spring Meeting 2021, Symposium C31 May 2021Online
Kick-off Meeting16 Mar 2021Online