Olga Malinkiewicz, PhD
“The advantage of perovskite solar cells is that it can be lightweight and flexible, and it can be printed. Everyone can use it on every surface.”
Olga Malinkiewicz is a physicist and inventor of a method of producing solar cells based on perovskites using inkjet printing. She is the co-founder and CTO of Saule Technologies.
During her studies, Malinkiewicz developed a novel perovskite solar cell architecture allowing the fabrication of such devices at low temperatures for the first time, while retaining high efficiency. She has been granted with the Photonics21 Student Innovation award in a competition organized by the European Commission in 2014 for this achievement. She published an article on the subject in Nature Scientific Reports. In 2015 Malinkiewicz was honored with an award in the Innovators Under 35 ranking, organized by MIT Technology Review for “developing a new technology that could spark a “social revolution” in renewable energies”. For her future science and business activities, she was distinguished by the American Chemical Society as one of the top women entrepreneurs in new technologies.