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Organised by Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Professor Peter Bruce FRS and Professor Peter Edwards FRS
New technologies for energy conversion and storage are essential to address climate change. Such technologies require a fundamental advance in the science of energy materials. The discussion will bring together world-renowned experts in the field of fuel cells, hydrogen storage, batteries, supercapacitors, solar energy and nuclear power. They will review the state of knowledge, establish the key scientific challenges, tension these against each other and set the priorities and agenda for research in materials for energy technologies in the coming decade.
The proceedings of this meeting have now been published in a dedicated issue of Philosophical Transactions A.
The audio recordings of the meeting are available below.
Professor Richard Catlow FRS, University College LondonOrganiser
Professor Peter G. Bruce, EaStCHEM, School of Chemistry, University of St AndrewsOrganiser
Professor Peter G. Bruce FRS, is Wardlaw Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research interests embrace the synthesis and characterisation of new materials (extended arrays and polymers) with new properties or combinations of properties, especially energy materials for new generations of energy conversion and storage devices. Recent efforts have focussed on the synthesis and understanding of nanoelectrodes for lithium-ion batteries, including nanowire anodes and mesoporous cathodes, novel approaches to high capacity cathodes and the influence of order on the conductivity of polymer electrolytes. His research has been recognised by a number of awards and fellowships.
Professor Peter Edwards FRS, University of OxfordOrganiser
Professor Jean-Marie TarasconKey challenges in future Li-battery research
Professor Joachim MaierHow to exploit size effects for electrochemical devices?
Discussion session 1a
Professor Michael GraetzelPower from the sun by mesoscopic solar cells
Professor Laurie PeterNew perspectives in thin film solar cells
Discussion session 1b
Professor John KilnerMaterials challenges for solid oxide fuel cells
Professor Saiful IslamAtomic-scale insight into materials for fuel cells and lithium batteries
Professor Frank DiSalvoCatalyst supports for polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Session 2 Discussion
Professor Andreas ZuttelHydrogen storage materials
Professor Sossina HaileCeria: Teaching an old material new tricks for energy conversion and CO2 mitigation?
Discussion session 3a
Professor Robin Grimes, Imperial College LondonThe point of simulating nuclear materials
Robin Grimes is Director of the Imperial College Centre for Nuclear Engineering and Principle Investigator of the Research Councils £6.5M multi-university initiative “Keeping the Nuclear Option Open”. He joined the Materials Department at Imperial College in 1995 as Governors’ Lecturer. Prior to this he was Assistant Director of the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory at the Royal Institution. In 2002 he was appointed the Professor of Materials Physics, the same year he was awarded the Rosenhain Medal of the Institute of Materials. He spent the year 2000 at Los Alamos National Laboratory as Bernd T. Matthias Scholar. Since 1984 he has authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications. He is presently on the editorial boards of Journal of Nuclear Materials and Journal of Materials Science. His nuclear research interests focus on nuclear fuel performance, waste form behaviour and the mechanisms responsible for radiation damage.
Professor Dorothy DuffyFusion power: A challenge for material science
Discussion session 3b
Mr Katsuhiko HiroseMaterials toward carbon-, emission- , oil-free mobility; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, now and future
Professor Patrice SimonCharge storage mechanism in nanoporous carbons and its consequence for electrical double layer capacitors
Professor Timothy FoxonStimulating investment in energy materials and technologies to combat climate change
Session 4 Discussion
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