Watts New with Clean Energy? Batteries Included
A major challenge in the twenty-first century is the development of cleaner sustainable sources of energy to deal with concerns over global warming and declining fossil fuel reserves.
This talk will show how scientists use structural and modelling techniques to help understand the fascinating properties of crystalline materials.
The audience will have the opportunity, with the aid of 3-D specs, to visualise beautiful crystal structures on the atomic scale. These include materials for lithium batteries, similar to those that have helped to revolutionize portable electronics such as mobile phones and mp3 players, which are now being developed for hybrid or pure electric vehicles to cut CO2 emissions.
In 2008, he was awarded the RSC Francis Bacon Medal (Fuel Cell Science Award). Saiful is married with two young children, and enjoys football, indie music and The Guardian over a double espresso.
We would like to thank the Armourers & Brasiers for their support of this event
Professor Saiful Islam delivered his first lecture at the Chemistry Centre in London on 23 November 2011.
Watts New with Clean Energy? Batteries Included, Tuesday 13th November 2012 (7pm), University of Birmingham
Free evening schools lecture (sixth form) School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham Haworth 101 (main lecture theatre)
University of Manchester STEM activities
Recent evidence indicates that the availability of special activities to support the take-up of STEM subjects in school and in university is having a really positive impact on the number of children opting to continue with science subjects at a more advanced level and beyond.
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