A global challenge is avoiding negative effects from the current energy system on climate, environment and health and to find ways to replace fossil fuel supply. New materials can contribute to a positive development in this direction in several ways, for instance by influencing the energy efficiency of industrial production and of household energy use (e.g., through fuel cells, catalysis, reduced friction losses), and by offering schemes to clean up harmful emissions resulting from various energy technologies. Materials are important to efficient harvesting of sun light, harvesting energy from temperature gradients with thermoelectric materials, providing energy storage technology e.g. in batteries and via hydrogen storage, and enabling light-weight materials for transportation. Materials are central to every energy technology; the future will place increasing demands on materials performance with respect to extremes in stress, strain, temperature, pressure, chemical reactivity, photon or radiation flux, and electric or magnetic fields.
The programme of this conference will cover current topics and recent progress in the science and technology of energy and new materials, including the nanoscale origin of macroscopic properties. In detail all aspects of materials for energy production and conversion, energy storage, energy transport, and energy saving will be addressed.
Do you research or work in the fields of energy production, conversion, storage, transmission, transport, distribution, or saving?
Do you work in new materials, advanced composites and functional nanomaterials?
Do you want to hear cutting edge talks on science and applications of new materials, including nanomaterials?
Do you want to make contacts for collaboration or commercial exploitation in materials for energy applications?
If so, then this conference is for you!
The organizing committee will ensure maximum benefit of scientific communication and opportunity for cooperation among the participants.