Renewable  energy including conversion (PV), storage (batteries) and
  management (smart grid).


All Oxide PV: The development of a new PV family via
  combinatorial material science. New  metal oxide materials, structures and
  concepts that overcome the limiting properties of the known oxides are used
  to enable efficient, low cost, durable solar quantum conversion


Third  generation solar cells: new approaches to light harvesting and
  utilization in photovoltaic systems mainly aimed at efficient utilization of
  the solar spectrum: light harvesting antennas, spectral splitting and
  decoupling the light path from the electronic path.


Metal-Air  electrochemical power sources: anode and cathode
  materials (catalysts, membrains, metals,) for high energy density metal air
  batteries with emphasis on aluminum-air and Li-air systems.


Quantum-Dot  Sensitized Solar Cells (QDSSCs): Design, synthesis,
  characterization and application of QD based solar cells. Basic understanding
  of the unique mechanisms of these photo-electrochemical systems.


Dye  Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs): New (nano)materials and fabrication
  methods. Basic understanding of the photophysical processes involved in this
  solar cell family including charge separation, charge accumulation, transport
  in the nanoporous matrix and recombination mechanisms.