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Energy materials for a low carbon future

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Saiful Islam, Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Professor Jenny Nelson FRS

Computer simulation of lithium battery material showing curved ion conduction pathways

The provision of clean sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time. New low carbon technologies for energy conversion and storage require fundamental advances in the science of energy materials. This meeting will bring together world-renowned experts in the field including batteries, solar power and fuel cells, and will set the agenda for future energy materials research.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies are below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. 

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 17 September. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 6 July 2018. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organiser's discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting. 

Please be aware that accepted poster presenters will be asked to give a 1 minute talk of their poster during a flash poster session. 

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

An evening poster session and drinks reception will be held following the close of the meeting on Monday 17 September. Whilst the posters are free to view for all registered participants, the corresponding optional drinks reception is ticketed. Drinks tickets can be purchased in advance during registration.

Enquiries: Contact the Scientific Programmes team

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

17 September

Session 1 09:00-12:30

New energy materials and energy economics

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Chairs

Professor Saiful Islam, University of Bath, UK

09:05-09:30 New perovskite materials for solar cells and optoelectronics

Professor Henry Snaith, University of Oxford, UK

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 New materials for rechargeable lithium batteries

Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon ForMemRS, College de Paris, France

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 New materials for fuel cells and solar fuels

Professor Sossina Haile, Northwestern University, USA

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Energy economics

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

LUNCH

Session 2 13:30-17:00

Transport processes in energy materials

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Chairs

Professor Jenny Nelson FRS, Imperial College London, UK

13:30-14:00 Transport in perovskite solar cells

Professor Laura Herz, University of Oxford, UK

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Transport in lithium batteries and solid oxide fuel cells

Professor Clare Grey FRS, University of Cambridge, UK and Stony Brook University, USA

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea break

15:30-16:00 Transport in solar cell materials

Professor Mercouri Kanatzidiz, Northwestern University, USA

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-16:45 Transport in solar cell materials

Dr Thomas Kirchartz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

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16:45-17:00 Discussion

17:00-17:20 Poster flash talks

17:20-18:30 Poster session

18 September

Session 3 09:00-09:30

Nanostructures and interfaces of energy materials

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Chairs

Professor Peter Bruce FRS, University of Oxford, UK

09:00-09:30 Interface of solid batteries and solid oxide fuel cells

Professor Juergen Janek, University of Giessen, Germany

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09:30-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Nanoscale effects in lithium batteries

Professor Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada

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10:15-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Nanostructures and interfaces of solid oxide fuel cell materials

Professor John Irvine, University of St Andrews, UK

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11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Surfaces and interfaces of complex oxides

Professor Jennifer Rupp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-13:30

LUNCH

Session 4 13:30-17:00

Materials modelling and design

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Professor Richard Catlow FRS, University College London, UK

13:30-14:00 Modelling and design of battery materials

Professor Gerd Ceder, University of Berkeley, USA

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14:00-14:15 Discussion

14:15-14:45 Beyond perovskites: chemical principles for next-generation solar energy materials

Professor Aron Walsh, Imperial College London, UK

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14:45-15:00 Discussion

15:00-15:30 Tea break

15:30-16:00 Design of porous materials for gas storage

Professor Andrew Cooper FRS, University of Liverpool, UK

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16:00-16:15 Discussion

16:15-17:00 Panel discussion: overview

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