| 16-20 Jan 2017, Macao

Technical Program

A10. Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion


Name : Rajeev AHUJA

Affiliation : Uppsala University, Sweden

Email : rajeev.ahuja@physics.uu.se


The prolific growth of energy demand all over the world can be procured by the renewable energy harvesting and storage. Various new materials promise great potential for helping to solve important technological challenges in energy efficiency, storage and the conversion of renewable and sustainable energy. However, performing experiments in the laboratory scale can be quite expensive to test wide range of materials and their properties, which paves the way of computer aided theoretical prediction. Thus materials modeling come into the picture of our daily scientific life. In this symposium, computational materials scientists working both in academia and industrial environment throughout the world can discuss profoundly the future of materials for energy applications. Leading world experts will provide the insights to the complex science of novel materials for energy applications which will motivate the young researchers in this field.

The proposed workshop aims at bringing together world-leading experts in all these fields to improve interdisciplinary cooperation and overcoming traditional boundaries between scientific disciplines, especially traditional fundamental research and the applied sciences.

The scientific objectives of the proposed mini-symposium are:  

  1. Bring together researchers from materials science, chemical synthesis, hydrogen, catalysis, photo-catalysis, electro-catalysis, electrochemistry, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and photovoltaics to highlight recent progress and discuss challenges and opportunities in the research and development for energy applications
  2. To discuss possibilities for optimizing the materials properties and device design. The interdisciplinary character of the workshop will help finding solutions for overcoming current drawbacks

Provide opportunity to form new worldwide interdisciplinary collaborations on nanostructured energy materials for the mutual benefit of theoretical and applied researchers.

Hot topics to be covered by the mini-symposium

According to the theme of our symposium, which is primly motivated by the fact of energy applications, the following area would be given:

●  Solar-driven Fuels: Hydrogen and Other Organic Fuels 
●  Hydrogen Production and Fuel Generation
●  Hydrogen Storage
●  Organic and Inorganic Solar Cell and Photovoltaic
●  Hybrid Interfaces for the Quest of Novel Energy Efficient Materials
●  Supercapacitors
●  Fuel Cells
●  Organic and Inorganic Battery Materials

Keynote Speakers: 

●  Chris G. Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
●  Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Invited Speakers: 

●  Debra J Bernhardt, The University of Queensland, Australia
●  Jisoon Ihm, Seoul National University, South Korea
●  Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
●  Qian Wang, Peking University, China
●  Qiang Sun, Peking University, China
●  Stefano Leoni, Cardiff University, UK

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