The Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA will be hosting the annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (2017ICT) between 31 July and 3 August 2017. This Conference is the 36th in the series of international conferences on thermoelectrics that provides a global forum for presentations and information exchange on the latest emerging thermoelectric technology. This conference series began in 1976 in Arlington, Texas, USA and since 1988, has been held in various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, where most of the activities in thermoelectrics research are located.
The 4th Annual Energy Materials Symposium will be taking place on Thursday 7 September 2017 at the University of Bath.
This meeting will cover experimental and computational work on new materials, fundamental science and industrial developments on solar cells, lithium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and thermoelectric devices.
Registration for the event closes 31 July 2017.
The 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XV) will run between 17-21 July 2017 in Shanghai, China, co-hosted by Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences and ShanghaiTech University. The conference will covers these 5 main topics:
- CO2 as a green feedstock via reduction
- CO2 as a building block via functionalization
- CO2 Capture and mineralization
- CO2 as a working agent
- Carbon budget, policy and strategies
ICCDU XV will also include two symposium focusing on industriallization of CCUS and the most frontier research of CCUS, respectively.
Green Chemistry Chair, Philip Jessop, will be part of the International Scientific Committee for the event. Green Chemistry Associate Editor Buxing Han will be at the conference as a keynote speaker for the session on “CO2 as a green feedstock via reduction”.
Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Park Sang-Eon will also be at the event as the keynote speaker session 4, “CO2 as a working agent”.
The 3rd International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2017) will take place in Oxford (UK) between 18-20 September 2017. The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting which will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.
Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Henry Snaith is part of the Organisers and Scientific Committee. Sustainable Energy & Fuels Associate Editor Nam-Gyu Park will be among a selection of invited lectures, which includes Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board members Christoph Brabec, Emilio Palomares and Aron Walsh. Also present at the event will be RSC Centenary 2016 Prize-winner Professor Michael Grätzel, who will be giving a tutorial lecture.
For more details on the conference, please visit psco-conference.org.
Registration for the conferences closes on 30 June 2017.
The 44th edition of the international IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-44) will take place the week of 25-30 June 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C.
The event’s Technical Program will be divided into 12 areas covering cutting-edge developments in science and engineering of photovoltaics, ranging from fundamentals to applications, with an emphasis on material science, devices, systems, solar resources and policy related matters. The 12 areas to be covered are:
- Fundamentals and New Concepts for Future Technologies
- Chalcogenide Thin Film Solar Cells
- III-V and Concentrator Technologies
- Silicon Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
- Characterization Methods
- Perovskite and Organic Solar Cells
- Space and Specialty Technologies
- PV Modules, Manufacturing, Systems and Applications
- PV and System Reliability
- Power Electronics and Grid Integration
- Solar Resource for PV and Forecasting
- PV Deployment and Sustainability
The 2017 keynote speaker at the event will be Dr. Charlie Gay, the Solar Energy Technologies Office Director for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
For more information about the event, please visit ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC44/index.php.
The Centre for Plastic Electronics will be hosting their 2017 Annual Symposium on 27 June at Imperial College London, UK. Dr Katie Lim, Deputy Editor from the Royal Society of Chemistry will be attending and the event will be supported by poster prizes from Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science.
Also present at the event as a keynote speaker will be 2016 RSC Centenary Prize-winner Professor Michael Grätzel. Professor Grätzel will be giving a lecture on “flexible dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells”.
The CPE Annual Symposium will be preceded by the postgraduate Researcher Symposium on Monday 26 June (also at Imperial College).
Professor Natalie Stingelin (Imperial College London and Georgia Tech)
Professor James Durrant (Imperial College London, Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief).
Professor Michael Grätzel (EPFL)
Professor Seth Marder (Georgia Tech)
ISF-2 will take place between 6-10 July in San Diego, California.
The second biannual International Solar Fuels conference (ISF-2) will be held on 6-10 July 2017 in San Diego, CA. The conference will bring together scientists working with biological and chemical approaches to utilise solar energy for direct fuel production.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Energy & Environmental Science and Journal of Materials Chemistry A are delighted to be sponsoring the event. Dr Anna Simpson, Executive Editor for Sustainable Energy & Fuels and Energy & Environmental Science, will be attending the conference and looks forward to meeting you there.
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.
Candidates selected by the existing Fellowship must have made ‘a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science’.
Highlighting Professor James Durrant’s research in the photochemistry of new materials for solar energy conversion – targeting both solar cells (photovoltaics) and solar to fuel (i.e.: artificial photosynthesis), Sustainable Energy & Fuels is delighted that the Royal Society Fellowship have honored our Editor-in-Chief.
The 12th International Conference on Optical Probes of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductors (OP2017) will be held in Québec City, Canada, 19th – 23rd June 2017. The Optical Probes Conference is the premier series of meetings in the field of photophysics of organic semiconductors, and its scope now extends to cover hybrid semiconductor such as perovskites amongst others. The scope of the current conference is a variety of excited state phenomena in technologically important materials and biosystems, including size-dependent and time-dependent electronic interactions, excited state dynamics, strong light-matter interactions, quantum confinement, photocarrier transport, and novel spectroscopic techniques.
* Organic and polymeric materials (photophysics, chemistry, and dynamics)
* Energy transport and exciton annihilation processes
* Organic/polymeric electronic devices (OLEDS, OPV, etc.)
* Photophysics and applications of hybrid organometal perovskite materials
* Thermally activated delayed fluorescence in OLEDs
* Organo-metallic complexes (photophysics and applications)
* Semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles (hybrid devices and novel physical phenomena)
* Organic and inorganic nanostructured photovoltaic phenomena (physics, chemistry, and devices)
* Optical properties of carbon allotropes
* Photophysics of 2D atomic-layered materials
* Molecular and supramolecular ordered assembly at nanoscales
* Novel optical probes for condensed-matter materials research
* Singlet Fission
* Spin dynamics in organic systems
* Photophysics of Bio organic materials and luminescent optical probes
10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday 26th April
Huxley Building, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
This symposium is the first event to be hosted jointly by the Solar Fuels Network and the EPSRC solar energy consortium, SuperSolar. The aim of the meeting is to bring the UK PV and solar fuels communities together to discuss shared interests around fundamental aspects of materials for solar energy conversion. The symposium will feature invited presentations from research leaders in both fields.
Professor Mark van Schilfgaarde, King’s College London
Professor Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool
Professor Neil Robertson, University of Edinburgh
Professor Upul Wijayantha, Loughborough University
Professor David Fermin, Bristol University
Professor James Durrant, Imperial College London
Dr Elizabeth Gibson, Newcastle University
Professor Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London
Dr Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge
Registration is free. For more information, registration and poster abstract submission visit the website.