from Monday, 4 May 2015 (08:00) to Friday, 8 May 2015 (18:00)
Mabula Game Lodge

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
4 May 2015
5 May 2015
6 May 2015
7 May 2015
8 May 2015
07:00 --- Breakfast ---
Plenary (until 09:10) ()
08:40 Lattice location of dopants in group-III nitrides and ZnO - Prof. André Vantomme (KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)   ()
Presentations (until 10:50) ()
09:10 Effective doping of ZnO quantum dots with Rare Earth ions for opto-electronic applications - Mr GUY LEBA KABONGO (University of South Africa)   ()
09:30 The Role of Titanium Valence on the Luminescence of ZrO<sub>2</sub> Materials - Mr Jose Carvalho (University of Sao Paulo)   ()
09:50 Polarization Controlled Light Emitter based on Elongated Pyramidal Quantum Dots - Prof. Per Olof Holtz (Linköping University, Sweden)   ()
10:10 Electrical characterization of Au/Ni/AlGaN Schottky barrier diodes - Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria)   ()
10:50 --- Tea ---
Plenary (until 11:40) ()
11:10 Plasmonic systems and their Interaction with Moleucles - Dr Adi Salomon (Chemistry department, BINA nanocenter, Bar Ilan University)   ()
Presentations (until 12:30) ()
11:40 Annealed Ce-doped ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by chemical bath deposition method - Dr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS (Qwa Qwa))   ()
07:00 --- Breakfast ---
Plenary (until 10:30) ()
08:40 The Quantum Design of Photosynthesis - Prof. Rienk van Grondelle (VU University Amsterdam)   ()
09:10 Making every photon count: Optical nanoscopy and single molecule spectroscopy applied to natural light-harvesting materials - Dr Tjaart Krüger (University of Pretoria)   ()
09:40 Proteins as opto-electronic materials? - Prof. David Cahen (Weizmann Inst. of Science)   ()
10:30 --- Tea ---
Plenary (until 11:20) ()
10:50 Preparation and measurements of MOVPE multiple InAs/GaAs/GaAsSb quantum dot structures for the telecom wavelength region emitted from 1.3 to 1.8 µm - Prof. Eduard Hulicius (Institute of Physics, AS CR, v.v.i.)   ()
Presentations (until 12:40) ()
11:20 VO2 nanorod as a new candidate for near infrared light harvesting - Mr Amos Akande (Dept. of Physics, University of Limpopo, DST/CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, P O Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa)   ()
11:40 Evolution of stress in thin hard films by surface Brillouin scattering - Dr Daniel Wamwangi (wits university)   ()
12:00 The defect passivation effect of hydrogen on the optical properties of solution-grown ZnO nanorods - Dr Zelalem N. URGESSA (NMMU)   ()
05:30 --- GAME DRIVE ---
07:00 --- Breakfast ---
Plenary (until 09:40) ()
09:10 Defects in Zinc Oxide Grown By Pulsed Laser Deposition - Prof. Francis Ling (The University of Hong Kong)   ()
Presentations (until 10:40) ()
09:40 Inductively coupled plasma induced defects in n-Si using low energy Ar ions - Dr Sergio Coelho (UP)   ()
10:00 Effect of Substrate temperature on the defect related emission of ZnO thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition - Dr Vinod Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free state, Bloemfontein, ZA-9300)   ()
10:40 --- Tea ---
Plenary (until 11:20) ()
10:50 Structural and Optical Properties of Group-III Nitride Nanorods - Prof. Jens Birch (Linköping University)   ()
Presentations (until 12:40) ()
11:40 Optoelectronic properties and structural dependence of carbon nanomaterials-based hybrid organic photovoltaic devices - Dr Brahim Aissa (QEERI-QF)   ()
12:00 Characterisation of Defects in Photovoltaic modules using Electroluminescence and Large-Area Light Beam Induced Current (LA-LBIC) techniques - Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU)   ()
07:00 --- Breakfast ---
09:00 --- Departure ---
14:00 --- Registration ---
18:00 --- Welcome ---
19:00 --- Dinner ---
12:30 --- Lunch ---
Plenary (until 14:00) ()
13:30 Characteristics of amorphous transparent and conductive oxides grown by combinatorial pulsed laser deposition - Dr Valentin Craciun (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics)   ()
Presentations (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Chloride-based SiC growth on a-axis 4H-SiC substrates - Prof. Erik Janzen (Semiconductor Materials (IFM), Linkoping University)   ()
14:20 Response of Ni/4H-SiC Schottky barrier diodes to alpha-particle irradiation at different fluences - Mr Ezekiel Omotoso (University of Pretoria)   ()
14:40 Transport characteristics of n-ZnO/p-Si heterojunction as determined from temperature dependent current-voltage measurements - Mr Stive Roussel Tankio Djiokap (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
15:00 --- Tea ---
Poster (until 17:00) ()
15:15 Ab initio studies of Split<110> and Tetrahedral Di-interstitials of Germanium (Ge) using Hybrid functional HSE06 - Mr Emmanuel Igumbor (University of Pretoria)   ()
15:15 Advances in phosphors based on purely organic materials for solid state lighting applications - Dr Kashma Sharma (Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, Republic of South Africa)   ()
15:15 Analysis of temperature-dependent current-voltage characteristics and extraction of series resistance in Pd/ZnO Schottky diode - Mr Meehleketo Advice Mayimele (university of Pretoria)   ()
15:15 Characterization of TiO<sub>2</sub> nanostructures prepared by microwave method for gas sensing - Ms zamaswazi portia Tshabalala (DST/CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa)   ()
15:15 Effect of doping concentration on the conductivity and optical properties of p-type ZnO thin films - Dr Vinod Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free state, Bloemfontein, ZA-9300) Mr Trilok Pathak (Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India)   ()
15:15 Effects of the copper content on the structural and electrical properties of Cu2ZnSnSe4 bulks used in thin-film solar cells - Dr Moges Tsega Yihunie (University of the Free State)   ()
15:15 Influence of varying Cr3+ mol% in MgAl2O4:0.1% Eu3+, x% Cr3+ nanophosphor synthesized by sol-gel process - Mr Setumo Victor Motloung (University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus))   ()
15:15 Low-Temperature Alpha-Particle Irradiation of Pd/4H-SiC Schottky barrier diodes - Mr Ezekiel Omotoso (University of Pretoria)   ()
15:15 Magneto-optical investigation of the cyclic redox R2O2S ↔ R2O2SO4 (R: Eu, Tb) reactions - Prof. Jorma Hölsä (University of Turku)   ()
15:15 Preparation of ZnO nanorods and their gas sensing properties - Ms Katekani Shingange (CSIR and UFS)   ()
15:15 Self-Assembled Nanotubular Mesoporous Layered Double Hydroxides with Tunable Photoluminescence - Dr Danilo Mustafa (University of São Paulo)   ()
15:15 Spectroscopic properties of Pr3+ ions embedded in lithium borate glasses - Dr Durgaprasad Ramteke (Department of Physics, University of the Free State)   ()
15:15 Structural and luminescence properties of SrAl2O4:Eu2+, Dy3+/Nd3+ phosphor thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition - Mr ALI HALAKE WAKO (University of the Freestate)   ()
15:15 Structure and optical properties of undoped and Mn-doped ZnO(1-x)Sx nano powders prepared by precipitation method - Mr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS (Qwa Qwa Campus))   ()
15:15 Synthesis and characterisation of copper sulphide quantum dots for photovoltaic cell applications - Ms Leandre' Brandt (University of the Western Cape)   ()
15:15 The effect of high temperatures on the electrical characteristics of Au/n-GaAs Schottky diodes - Mr Shandirai Tunhuma (University of Pretoria)   ()
15:15 The effect of the Optical System on the Electrical Performance of III-V Concentrator Triple Junction Solar Cells - Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU)   ()
15:15 The effect of urea ratio on structural and luminescence properties of YVO4:Dy phosphor - Mrs Kewele Emily Foka (University of the Fee Stae)   ()
15:15 The influence of oxygen partial pressure on material properties of Eu3+- doped Y2O2S thin films deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition method. - Mr ABDUB ALI (UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE)   ()
15:15 The Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic/ Luminescent Fe¬3O4-InP/ZnSe Core-Shell Nanocomposite - Ms Zuraan Paulsen (Unversity of the Western Cape)   ()
15:15 TOF SIMS Analysis, Structure and Photoluminescence Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited CaS:Eu2+ thin films - Mr Raphael Nyenge (University of the Free State and Kenyatta University)   ()
15:15 Wavelength-modulated photocurrent spectroscopy of GaSb/GaAs quantum ring solar cells - Mr Nambinintsoa Romeoh HASINJATOVO MANDANIRINA (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
19:00 --- Dinner ---
12:40 --- Lunch ---
Poster (until 15:00) ()
13:30 A study of the interface kinetics affecting cylindrical phase separation in PS-b-PMMA copolymer thin films - Dr Zelalem N. URGESSA (NMMU)   ()
13:30 An Ab-initio Study into possible metastability of the Antimony-vacancy (Sb - V) complex in Germanium. - Mr Geoffrey Webb (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Analysis of deep level emission bands in solution grown ZnO nanorods - Mr Crispin Munyelele Mbulanga (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   ()
13:30 AZO as a transparent conductive oxide for inversion-layer silicon solar cells - Mr Fred Joe Nambala (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Chemical and electrical characteristics of annealed Ni/Ir/Au and Ni/Au contacts on AlGaN - Mr Phuti Ngoepe (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Effect of solvent medium on the material properties of ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel method. - Mr Jatani Ungula (University of the Free State)   ()
13:30 Electrical Characterisation of Electron Beam Exposure Induced Defects in Silicon - Ms Helga Danga (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Electrical characteristics of a nearly ideal Ni/4H-SiC interface studied by I–V–T and Admittance techniques - Mr Matshisa Legodi (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Interaction mechanism for energy transfer from Ce to Tb ions in silica - Dr Ted Kroon (University of the Free State)   ()
13:30 Interplay between phase transitions and thermoluminescence in BaAl2O4 - Prof. Jorma Hölsä (University of Turku)   ()
13:30 Luminescence properties of CaO:Bi3+ phosphor - Dr Abdelrhman Mohmmed (University of the Free State)   ()
13:30 Microwave assisted synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles for lighting and dye removal application - Dr Vijay Kumar (Department of Physics, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, Republic of South Africa)   ()
13:30 n-WO3|p-Si tandem layer solar cells as new candidates on the Shockley-Queisser chart of photovoltaic efficiency - Mr Funda Mpanza (Heriot-Watt University)   ()
13:30 Pd doped ZnO nanostructures: Structural, luminescence and gas sensing properties - Dr Gugu Mhlongo (CSIR)   ()
13:30 Rare earth doped lanthanum strontium borate (La2Sr3(BO3)4: xTb3+) polycrystalline green phosphors - Ms Roz Madihlaba (University of the Western Cape)   ()
13:30 Surface morphology and structural properties of iron oxide thin film photoanode prepared by dip coating: effect of electrochemical oxidation - Ms Maabong Kelebogile (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30 Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Rare-Earth Oxyorthosilicates (R2SiO5) (R = La, Gd, Y) Doped Dy3+ Nanophosphors - Mr Simon. N Ogugua (UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE)   ()
13:30 Synthesis and characterization of structural and luminescence properties of TiO<sub>2</sub> nanoparticles for water treatment application - Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free Stet)   ()
13:30 Systematic Study of Up-Conversion Luminescence in NaYF4:Yb3+,R3+ - Mr Tero Laihinen (University of Turku, Department of Chemistry, Turku, Finland)   ()
13:30 The influence of reaction times on structural, optical and luminescence properties of CdTe nanoparticles prepared by wet-chemical process. - Ms Sharon Kiprotich (University of the Free State)   ()
13:30 Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ co-doped with Tm3+ and other Re ions (Re = Rare-earth): Synthesis, Structure and Optical Properties - Dr Pontsho Mbule (University of South Africa)   ()
15:00 --- Tea ---
Poster (until 16:00) ()
16:00 --- Game Drive ---
19:00 --- Dinner ---
12:40 --- Lunch ---
Presentations (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Non-rare earth doped persistent luminescence materials - Prof. Jorma Hölsä (University of Turku)   ()
13:50 Effect of Ag doping on the luminescence of ZnO and ZnO:Tb - Mr Abd Ellateef Abbass (Sudanese)   ()
14:10 Luminescence investigation of dual mode emitting Ho3+ doped tellurite glass - Dr Anurag Pandey (University of the Free State)   ()
14:30 Synthesis and Characterization of luminescence magnetic nanocomposite for biomedicine application - Mr Kiplagat Ayabei (University of the western cape)   ()
15:00 --- Tea ---
Presentations (until 16:30) ()
15:20 Structure and Spectroscopic Properties of M(Qn)3 complexes - Prof. Hendrik Vissser (University of the Free State)   ()
15:40 XPS investigation of the photon degradation of Znq2 green organic phosphor. - Dr Mart-Mari Duvenhage (University of the Free State)   ()
16:00 AB-INITIO CALCULATION OF THE ELECTRONIC STATES INDUCED BY Nb AND Cr DOPING OF RUTILE AND ANATASE TiO2 . - Ms WINFRED MULWA (University of the Free State-Qwaqwa campus, Department of physics, Private Bag x13, Phuthaditjhaba, 9866, SOUTH AFRICA)   ()
19:00 --- Dinner ---