Swiss Tech Convention Center at EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland, using dye-sensitised solar panels. Photo by Ramoul.
Professor Michael Graetzel is director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Switzerland.
He is one of the most highly cited chemists in the world, and has pioneered the disruptive technology of dye-sensitised solar cells.
He is visiting New Zealand to deliver the lecture Energy Beyond Oil: the Future of Solar Energy, at the School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, and to attend AMN-7, the seventh biennial series of meetings that focus on the latest research on advanced materials and nanotechnology (Nelson, 8-12 February).
Professor Michael Graetzel talks to Kim Hill about splitting water and dyed solar cells.