Our journals Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels helped to sponsor the successful 4th Energy Materials Symposium held at the University of Bath on 7 September 2017.
More than 110 delegates attended the event on materials for clean energy applications.
The symposium was part of an EPSRC Programme Grant on ‘Energy Materials: Computational Solutions’ led by Professor Saiful Islam FRSC, that supports a five-year project to develop new materials for the next generation of energy devices such as solar cells, lithium batteries, fuel cells and thermoelectrics.
The invited speakers included Dr Matt Carnie from SPECFIC, Swansea, Dr Matt Roberts from Materials, Oxford and Dr Subhasish Mukerjee from Ceres Power, Sussex.
Saiful said: "This annual conference has been great in showcasing research in this important field and in encouraging new collaborations, especially between computational and experimental groups."
"One of the highlights was the ‘flash’ poster session of 20 one-slide, one-minute talks on the posters that were being presented largely by PhD students. And all were on time!"
Next year the event is moving to London as a Royal Society Discussion Meeting ‘Energy Materials for a Low Carbon Future’, on September 18-19, 2018.