The first course of the International School of Materials for Sustainable Development & Energy, “Materials for Energy and Sustainability,” will be held July 7–13, 2018, in Erice, Italy.
The aim of the school is to present state-of-the-art and future perspectives for materials applied to the generation and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. Lectures will merge physics, chemistry, and engineering knowledge. A general overview of the global energy landscape will be presented by discussing conventional energy sources and next-generation nuclear production. Topics include the global warming issue, conventional and sustainable technologies, solar-energy conversion (photovoltaic and thermal), thermoelectric energy conversion, solar fuels, wind energy conversion, fuel cells, storage, and vehicles. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and established experts are all encouraged to attend.
Chairs are David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA; Abdelilah Slaoui, Institut d’Électronique du Solide et des Systèmes–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Université de Strasbourg, France; Antonio Terrasi, Università degli studi di Catania and the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems–Italian National Research Council, Italy; and Anke Weidenkaff, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
The deadline for registration and travel forms is June 15. More information can be accessed from the event website at www.erice-energy-materials2018.ct.infn.it or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.