U4 Summer School - Cancelled

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Applications, 1.5 credits 

Date: 26-28 August 2020 - Cancelled

The global demand for energy is projected to increase by approximately 30% in the coming two decades. A major challenge lies in meeting this demand while curbing the effects of the energy system on the climate and the environment overall. Key technological developments include cheap sources of renewable energy, energy storage solutions, increased electrification, improved energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, as well as enhanced material recycling. Further developments in more established energy technology, such as hydropower, nuclear power and biomass, may also contribute. For highest impact, new energy solutions should combine economic viability and scalability with the use of sustainable energy sources and abundant, recyclable materials. Here, nanomaterials provide unique opportunities as they may enhance electronic, catalytic, optical, mechanical and other physicochemical properties manifold as compared to their bulk counterparts.

In this summer school, we will explore new development in the intersection of sustainable energy with nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Possible application areas include but are not limited to solar cells, thermophotovoltaics, supercapacitors, batteries, solar fuels, hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells, electrical energy transmission, light emitting diodes, heat pumps, passive cooling and thermal storage. Invited lecturers from research and industry will provide an overview of the key questions, important trends and new development in their fields of expertise. Meanwhile participants will have the opportunity to share their own research and to interact with peers in related areas. The main objective of the course is to provide a broad range of perspectives and opportunities for cross pollination with regards to the role of nanomaterials in a future of sustainable energy.

Welcome to Uppsala!

Who Can Participate

We welcome PhD students from the U4 Network Universities.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25 students. Applicants from U4 Network Universities are prioritized.

Student Presentations

Participating students are asked to prepare a 10 min presentation of their research. An additional 5 min for questions will be scheduled. Specify the title of your presentation when you register for the course (use the Research topic field).  

More information and contact

For more information, please contact Eva Skytt, U4 SciTech Cluster coordinator

Email: eva.skytt@uadm.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 63 98
Mobile: +46 70 167 95 84