1st International Conference on Materials for Energy

4. - 8. Juli 2010 Karlsruhe, Germany

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You are cordially invited to participate in the

First International Conference on Materials for Energy

to be held from July 4 to July 8, 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany


The adaptation of the current energy system towards reducing the fossil fuel dependence and minimizing its impact on climate, environment and health remains the global challenge of today. New materials will contribute towards this goal, for instance by improving the energy efficiency of industrial production and reduction of household energy use (e.g., through fuel cells, catalysis, reduced friction losses), and by offering solutions to deal with waste and emissions.

Materials are central to every energy technology. They are crucial to efficiently harvest sunlight, produce electrical from temperature gradients with thermoelectric materials, providing energy storage technologies, e.g in batteries or for hydrogen, and enabling lightweight materials for transportation. In the future, demands on materials performance will increase as materials will be subject to extreme stress, strain, temperature, pressure, chemical environment, photon or radiation flux, and electric or magnetic fields. This just stresses the importance to sustain research, development and modelling of materials for energy applications.

The programme of this conference covers current topics and recent progress in the science and technology of energy and new materials, including the nanoscale origin of macroscopic properties. Aspects of materials for energy production and conversion, energy storage, energy transport, and energy saving will be addressed. A focus will be put on materials for large power plants, renewable energy conversion, energy and hydrogen storage, fuel cells, solid state lighting, but also on light weight materials, catalysis for energy applications and thermoelectrics. Five plenary lectures, 29 keynote presentations, 218 lectures and more than 250 posters will give you an excellent overview of recent developments in the above areas.

The lecture programme will be complemented by two poster sessions, a company presentation and a panel discussion. It will give you an unique opportunity to make contacts for collaboration or commercial exploitation in materials for energy applications.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Karlsruhe!

Horst Hahn Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Alan J. Hurd Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wolfram Münch EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Abdelilah Slaoui Laboratoire InESS - CNRS
Cynthia A. Volkert University of Göttingen


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