Janne Halme

Yliopistonlehtori
Yliopistonlehtori
T304 Dept. Applied Physics

I am a researcher and educator on new energy technologies and solar energy with interests in interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship education, sustainability, and innovation.

My main research field is solar energy physics and engineering, especially colored and printed photovoltaics. My specialty has been theoretical and experimental research on dye-sensitized solar cells – their fabrication on flexible substrates, optical and electrical impedance spectroscopy, device physics, accelerated aging testing, and degradation analysis. More recently, I started applying these skills to develop new photonic concepts for energy-efficient coloration of conventional solar panels in view of their application in solar architecture, art, and design.

In teaching, I am passionate about integrating innovation and entrepreneurship education in the science and technology curricula and researcher training. I developed and organized various integrated courses and an intensive summer school program for developing entrepreneurial mindset and skills in collaboration with Aalto Ventures Program. The courses were part of the Master’s Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS) which I coordinated and directed at Aalto in 2017 – 2022. I am also contributing to staff training as a part-time Innovation Agent by encouraging and advising researchers in their first steps of commercializing research results at the Department of Applied Physics. I am the recipient of 2020 SCI Teaching Award of the School of Science.

In a third dimension, I am exploring the liminal space between art and science. This is a journey that began in 2017 with artist Bartaku and a group of scientists at Aalto and lead to the creation of the first hand-painted solar panel, Blck Vlvt, the Painting Energies podcast, and the exhibition series Towardless: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy.

You find my publications and other contributions behind the tabs Research output and Activities, and in ORCID or Publons.

Research expertise

Colored photovoltaics, textile solar cells, optical modeling, optics and photonics of solar cells, colorimetry, dye-sensitized solar cells, flexible solar cells, inkjet-printed solar cells, solar cell device physics, impedance spectroscopy, photoelectrolysis, photochemistry, corrosion, solar cell stability, accelerated aging testing, fuel cell characterization, transdisciplinary ArtScience.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358503441695

Research groups

  • New Energy Technologies, University Lecturer

Publications

Optimisation of knitted fabrics as visually concealing covers for textile-integrated photovoltaics

Farid Elsehrawy, Bettina Blomstedt, Elina Ilén, Elina Palovuori, Janne Halme 2023 Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

Structural color coatings for single junction and multijunction solar cells - optical spectroscopy, colorimetric photography, and power loss analysis

Farid Elsehrawy, Konrad Klockars, Orlando J. Rojas, Janne Halme 2022 Optical Interference Coatings, OIC 2022

The Wardrobe of the Future

Elina Ilen, Janne Halme, Farid Elsehrawy, Elina Palovuori, Bettina Blomstedt, Pinja Helasuo, Jaakko Eskola, Zuzana Zmatekova, Linda Wederhorn, Maarit Salolainen 2022

Washable textile embedded solar cells for self-powered wearables

Elina Ilén, Farid Elsehrawy, Elina Palovuori, Janne Halme 2022 Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

DIALOGUES - Creating New Textile Futures @ Dipoli

Zuzana Zmatekova, Janne Halme, Elina Ilen 2022

Painting Energies Podcast

Janne Halme, Bart Vandeput (Bartaku) 2021

Sun-powered Textiles

Elina Ilen, Janne Halme, Farid Elsehrawy, Elina Palovuori, Bettina Blomstedt, Pinja Helasuo, Jaakko Eskola, Zuzana Zmatekova, Linda Wederhorn, Maarit Salolainen 2021

Advanced research trends in dye-sensitized solar cells

Mikko Kokkonen, Parisa Talebi, Jin Zhou, Somayyeh Asgari, Sohail Ahmed Soomro, Farid Elsehrawy, Janne Halme, Shahzada Ahmad, Anders Hagfeldt, Syed Ghufran Hashmi 2021 Journal of Materials Chemistry A