The São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Electrochemistry, Energy Conversion and Storage took place between 7th-14th December last year at the Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo. A special edition of the institute’s annual School of Electrochemistry, this eight day course combined intensive theoretical and lab-based electrochemistry workshops with conferences on lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, fuel cells and electrochemical capacitors.
The school was attended by particpants from all over the world, and invited speakers included Edson Ticianelli (IQSC-USP), Bryan McCloskey (IBM Research), Jean-Marie Tarascon (University of Picardie), Peter Hall (University of Sheffield) and Phil Bartlett (University of Southampton).
Congratulations to Angel Topalov and Leonardo Vieira da Silva, who were awarded Energy and Environmental Science poster prizes at the student poster session!
Readers with an interest in electrochemistry might want to take a look at these Energy and Environmental Science articles…
Electrical energy storage for transportation—approaching the limits of, and going beyond, lithium-ion batteries
Michael M. Thackeray, Christopher Wolverton and Eric D. Isaacs
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7854-7863 DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21892E
Electrochemical energy storage in a sustainable modern society
John B. Goodenough
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 14-18 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE42613K
Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials for oxygen reduction reaction
Da-Wei Wang and Dangsheng Su
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 576-591 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43463J
Human hair-derived carbon flakes for electrochemical supercapacitors
Wenjing Qian, Fengxia Sun, Yanhui Xu, Lihua Qiu, Changhai Liu, Suidong Wang and Feng Yan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 379-386 DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43111H
… and the following web collection