challenges in renewable energy (ISACS 4)

A new generation of conferences

Challenges in Renewable Energy is the first event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series for 2011. 

Building on the success of the inaugural 2010 meetings held in San Francisco, Budapest and Hong Kong, the conference will bring together exceptional researchers - all leading names in the renewable energy field - for an outstanding plenary programme, complemented by contributed talks and extensive poster sessions. 

The conference will review current research developments in renewable energy and highlight future challenges, covering:

  • Bioinspired systems 
  • Battery technology
  • Electrochemistry 
  • Photocatalysis 
  • Solar harvesting 
  • Energy storage 

New for 2011

We are delighted to have a limited number of oral presentation slots available for ISACS4. If you would like the opportunity to give an oral presentation, click on the 'Call for abstracts' link and follow the submission instructions.


We would like to thank the MIT Energy Club for their co-sponsorship support of ISACS4. Members of co-sponsoring organisations are eligible to register for ISACS4 at the discounted RSC member rate, when registration opens.

MIT Energy Club

Conference Committee

  • Daniel Nocera, MIT, USA (Conference Chair)
  • Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley, USA 
  • Christopher Cummins, MIT, USA 
  • James Durrant, Imperial College London, UK
  • Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Matthew Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool, UK    


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