Faraday Discussion 155: Artificial Photosynthesis

Faraday Discussion 155: Artificial Photosynthesis
5 – 7 September 2011
Edinburgh, UK

Deadline for Oral Abstracts: 18 November 2010
Submit now to events@rsc.org

There is a growing conviction that the only real prospect for our long-term energy provision relies on the ability to collect and store sunlight in the form of chemical potential. The need for alternative fuels and reduction of excess carbon dioxide left over from our era of fossil fuel consumption, focuses the attention on the design of effective artificial photosynthetic systems. This is a growing global problem and it will soon become the dominant scientific issue.

Applying new knowledge to old problems: FD155 will focus on possible solutions to long-standing problems in the development of artificial synthesis. This topical and important area of science covers many disciplines. The combination of biology, chemistry, physics and theory makes for an exciting blend of discussion points.


•    Electronic energy transfer
•    Fuel production / carbon dioxide reduction
•    Oxygen evolution
•    Integrated photo-systems
•    Electron transfer

Confirmed speakers

•    Graham Fleming, University of California, Berkeley, USA
•    Sir Richard Friend FRS, University of Cambridge, UK
•    Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
•    Dirk Guldi, University of Erlangen , Germany
•    Devens Gust, Arizona State University, USA
•    Osamu Ishitani, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
•    Tom Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University, USA
•    Stefan Matile, University of Geneva, Switzerland
•    Garry Rumbles, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
•    Stenbjörn Styring, Uppsala University, Sweden
•    Licheng Sun, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Submit an abstract for an oral presentation by 18th November 2010 to events@rsc.org adding ‘FD155 abstract’ in the subject line.

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