EPSRC Towards Sustainable Materials for Energy Applications

EPSRC is holding a materials science community workshop on 26 March 2019. This will be an interdisciplinary workshop bringing together both industry and academia with the aims of promoting challenge-driven design, and to create a networking opportunity for materials scientists and industry across the materials landscape to address future challenges in energy materials. To support this, the workshop will highlight industrial energy targets within a range of energy sectors and facilitate identification of sustainable materials challenges to help promote collaborations to address these energy needs. EPSRC particularly encourages applications from researchers within the areas of Functional Ceramics and Inorganics, Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology, Magnetic Materials, Polymer Materials and Photonic Materials. The workshop will also give attendees the opportunity to feed into EPSRC strategic development for the area. Background The EPSRC Materials for Energy Applications research area is defined as fundamental materials research, across all the energy sectors, into the synthesis, characterisation and theoretical understanding of functional materials to be used in energy applications. This area focusses on research into new materials related to energy applications, including alternative energy vectors, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics (PV), semiconductors, fuel cells and energy storage. Materials can include, amongst others, polymeric, complex oxide, nanoionic, caloric and porous materials for potential future energy applications. Critically, this area is focused on understanding and developing new materials for applications across the energy landscape. Read more