ISACS12: Challenges in Renewable Energy

3 - 6 September 2013, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy will be the third event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series in 2013. This meeting builds upon the success of ISACS 4 on Renewable Energy by bringing together leading scientists from across the world to share scientific developments in renewable energy generation and storage.


The conference brought together exceptional researchers - all leading names in their field - for an outstanding plenary programme, complemented by contributed talks, together with extensive poster sessions that provided many networking opportunities.


Solar Fuels
New battery materials
Fuel cells
Molecular catalysis                              

Scientific Committee

Dr Erwin Reisner (Co-Chair)
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor James Durrant (Co-Chair)
Imperial College, UK

Professor Christopher C. Cummins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Professor Kazunari Domen
University of Tokyo, Japan

Professor Hubert Girault
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor Clare Grey
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Antoni Llobet
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain

Professor Jeffrey Long,
University of California, Berkeley, USA 

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer
Heriot Watt University, UK

Confirmed invited speakers at Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy (ISACS12) include:

Overview of Bioenergy in Brazil

Professor Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz 
Scientific Director at the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil


Professor Sir Richard Friend
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Tobin J. Marks 
Northwestern University, USA

Professor Anders Hagfeldt
Uppsala University, Sweden
Solar Fuels       

Professor Daniel G. Nocera 
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), USA

Professor Harry B. Gray 
Caltech (California Institute of Technology), USA

Professor Dr Holger Dau 
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Professor Emily A. Carter 
Princeton University, USA
New battery materials         

Professor Clare Grey 
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Yang Shao-Horn 
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), USA

Professor Peter G. Bruce 
University of St Andrews, UK

Professor Kisuk Kang 
Energy and Environmental Science Lectureship for 2012
Seoul National University, Korea
Fuel cells       

Professor Sossina M. Haile 
Caltech (California Institute of Technology), USA

Professor Fraser A. Armstrong 
University of Oxford, UK

Professor Ib Chorkendorff 
Technical University of Denmark
Molecular catalysis including bioinspired    
Professor Shunichi Fukuzumi 
Osaka University, Japan

Professor Licheng Sun 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Professor Matthias Beller 
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Germany

Professor Claudio J. A. Mota (Invited) 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 
Institute and School of Chemistry,INCT of Energy and Environment, Rio de Janerio,Brazil


Sponsorship & supporting organisations
American Elements & STREM
West Road Concert Hall

West Road Concert Hall, West Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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