Current Issues in Energy Research

Workshop details

Organiser: Tom Arnold
Location: Meeting Room G53, Diamond House

Energy research remains one of the key scientific priorities worldwide. In this workshop we aim to show how synchrotron radiation research, using several different techniques, is helping to understand some of the important challenges in this area. The content will be aimed at users working in interdisciplinary fields related to energy generation and storage, catalysis and related environmental research.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Jon Howse, University of Sheffield 
  • Alessandro Sepe, Adolphe Merkle Institute / University of Fribourg
  • Mary Ryan, Imperial 
  • Russell Howe, University of Aberdeen 
  • Andrew Hector, University of Southampton
  • Lee Brammer, University of Sheffield 
  • Maria Alfredsson, University of Kent
  • Peter Wells, UCL & RCaH.
  • Gareth Law, University of Manchester
  • Yvonne Grunder, University of Liverpool 
  • Martin King (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Programme Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - User Meeting Day 1

10:30 Registration
11:00 Welcome & facility update
11:45 Poster session
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Poster session
  Session 1 Chair: Nick Terrill
13:30 - 14:00 “Structure-Function Relationship in Photovoltaics”
Prof. Alessandro Sepe 
14:00 - 14:30 "Polymers in a spin”
Dr. Jon Howse
14:30 - 15:00 “Using synchrotron light to study surfaces and interfaces in energy materials"
Prof. Mary Ryan
15:00 - 15:30  Coffee Break
  Session 2 Chair: Andy Dent
15:30 - 16:00 "XAS to increase energy storage capability"
Dr Maria Alfredsson 
16:00 – 16:30 "Assessing structure and reactivity of Electrochemical interfaces"
Dr. Yvonne Grunder  
16:30 – 17:00 “In situ diffraction studies of lithium metal phosphate battery positive electrodes using grazing incidence geometry”
Dr. Andrew Hector
17:00 Move to lecture theatre
17:15 Poster prize & Keynote speech
18:30 Evening reception & dinner


Programme Thursday 3rd September 2015 - User Meeting Day 2