Docentship lecture: Introduction to electrochromism technology

  • Date:
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 room Å4001, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
  • Lecturer: Ilknur Bayrak Pehlivan
  • Organiser: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Contact person: Ilknur Bayrak Pehlivan
  • Docentföreläsning

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering hereby invite all interested to a docentship lecture in subject Engineering Science with Specialisation in Solid State Physics. Lecturer is Ilknur Bayrak Pehlivan.

Lecturer: Ilknur Bayrak Pehlivan / PhD

Chairperson: professor Lars Österlund

Representative of the Docentship Committee: professor Jan Isberg

Abstract: Electrochromism is an energy-saving technology that makes it possible to control solar energy transmission and visible light through a device. It can be integrated into various technologies, such as displays or smart windows. The latter simultaneously provide energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Electrochromic windows can significantly reduce energy use for cooling, air conditioning, and illumination; therefore, they are anticipated to be important to build sustainable energy systems in urban environments for the future. The lecture will provide an introduction to the field of electrochromism with a focus on electrochromic windows. Fundamental principles relevant to electrochromic technology will be explained and followed by an overview of the device design, materials, and description of the electrochromic phenomenon. Then, we will focus on key parameters to evaluate electrochromic functionality. The lecture will end with some application examples and an outlook on future prospects and challenges in electrochromism.


The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as docent and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture lasts 40-45 minutes with subsequent discussion. The lecture will be given in English.