Thursday wrap up...
April 17, 2009
I just got home from the poster session and I can tell you that I had a great time. Most of today's posters were not directly related to my research but I enjoyed the session anyway. It gave me a chance to just wander around and talk to people about research that I found interesting.
Most of the talks in Symposium M today were focused on commercialization of compound thin films. It was interesting for me to see some of the problems that the more mature technologies like CdTe and CIGS are having in going from lab cells to commercial modules. I believe it will allow researchers who are working on the next generation of technologies in the pipeline to try and address some of the problems the mature technologies are facing from the beginning.
Last but not least, I got a chance to meet a couple of friends from undergrad that I hadn't seen in 3-4 years and catch up with them. They are all doing exciting research in a variety of fields and were here to present their talks/posters.