Making a Material Difference to Green Energy - Batteries Included
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Making a Material Difference to Green Energy - Batteries Included

When: Friday, 25 January 2019
19:20- 20:45
Where: The Theatre
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS
United Kingdom
Contact: Peter Taylor

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Event Description

The supply of clean sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Better batteries for electric cars and solar power for homes require advances in new materials and underpinning science. Using 3D glasses, Saiful Islam will show how atomic-scale modelling and structural chemistry are helping us explore new energy materials for a low carbon future.


About the Speaker

Saiful Islam is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath and presented the 80th anniversary CHRISTMAS LECTURES (2016) on the theme of energy.

He grew up in Crouch End, London and completed a chemistry degree and PhD at University College London under Richard Catlow FRS, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs in New York, USA, and a lectureship at the University of Surrey. His research interests include computer modelling of new materials for lithium and sodium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and perovskite solar cells.

Saiful is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received several research awards including the RSC Peter Day Award for Materials Chemistry (2017) and Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013). He sits on the Public Engagement Committee of the Royal Society and is a Patron of Humanists UK. When he is not exploring new materials, he enjoys family breaks, indie music (the Smiths et al), football, and the chemicals gin & tonic.


Further Information and Registration

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