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Functional Energy Materials Conference

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28 Sept – 1 Oct 2016

The expected huge increase in windfarm-300x225world energy consumption associated with serious environmental problems and the remarkable growth of photovoltaic and other renewable energy industries has generated a great interest in the scientific community in developing new materials and concepts useful for energy technologies. This conference will consider advances in research on materials for energy harvesting and storage with a special emphasis on photosynthesis, organic and inorganic photovoltaics, batteries and fuel cells, thermoelectric materials, magneto-, mechano- and electrocaloric materials and catalysts.

A goal of this international conference is to bring together experts in advanced experimental and characterization techniques with theorists and specialists in numerical simulation. The plenary and invited speakers will be chosen to present the state of the art in energy materials with an appropriate balance between fundamental and applied sciences. The ZING conference format has proved to be an exceptionally productive forum for exchanging experience and ideas between scientists from different disciplines around the world. This conference will present ideal opportunities for developing new concepts of materials for energy harvesting and storage.

A special consideration will be given to young scientists to allow them to present short talks concerning recent exciting results in the different sessions. In addition, a poster session will be held to encourage free discussion between participants and we would very much encourage all participants to bring along posters to allow further discussions.


Conference Sponsors

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Poster Prize Sponsor

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Molecular Systems Design & Engineering provides a hub for cutting-edge research into how understanding of molecular properties, behaviour and interactions can be used to design and assemble better materials, systems, and processes to achieve specific functions. These may have applications of technological significance and help address global challenges.

Poster Presentation Cash Award
Further, the conference chairs are offering a €200 cash prize to be awarded to a Poster Presenter at the conference. To be eligible to win this prize, please bring along a poster for the Poster Session. All attendees are welcome to bring a Poster for consideration including senior speakers and delegates giving an oral presentation.


Abstracts

Talk Consideration Deadline: 19th August 2016……..Poster Submission Deadline: 19th August 2016

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not already registered for the conference. Please register before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please use the link below.

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not registered for the conference. Please ensure you are registered before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference


The Conference Chairs

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Marie-Louise Saboungi
IMPMC & University of Orléans
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Frédéric Chandezon
CEA Grenoble/Institute for Nanosciences and Cryogenics (INAC)
Laboratory for Structure and Properties of Molecular Architectures (SPrAM)

The Venue

Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Cavtat, Dubrovnik. Croatia

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28 Sept – 1 Oct 2016

Situated across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik dating back to the 7th century, Hotel Croatia Cavtat is the leading conference hotel on the South Adriatic. Nestled in a forest, surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation, the location of this hotel in Cavtat, Dubrovnik, is as beautiful as it is tranquil. With the closest Dubrovnik Airport being just 3.5 miles away.

The conference centre is unparalleled on the Adriatic coast and has hosted many large, small, domestic and international conferences, through which Hotel Croatia Cavtat has earned a reputation as a leading conference venue.

The Hotel Croatia Cavtat is modern and stylish. It has everything you would expect from one of Dubrovnik’s leading locations – indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails around the coast, an exceptional choice of restaurants, and a beautiful sites to see in the Old Town.

Venue Details
Venue Rating*****
Nearest AirportDubrovnik Int’l
Transfers & Tours TBA

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Plenary Speakers

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Benjamin Grévin
INAC/SPrAM – CEA Grenoble
Near-field techniques for Operando investigations of functional energy materials

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Oleg Borodin
Army Research Laboratory
Insight into Battery Electrolytes and SEI from Molecular Modelling

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Sebastian Fiechter
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Novel Photoelectrodes and Noble Metal-Free Catalysts for Light-Driven Water Electrolysis

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Dario Narducci
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Forging the impossible: the route to efficiency in thermoelectricity

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David P. Wilkinson
University of British Columbia
Advanced Materials for Energy Technologies in the 21st Century

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Sossina Haile
Northwestern University
Interplay of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Factors in Solar Thermochemical Fuel Generation


Invited Speakers

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Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Charge carrier chemistry in liquid/solid lithium electrolytes
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INAC/SPrAM – CEA Grenoble
Innovative materials for next generation dye-sensitized solar cells: from synthesis to integration in solar panels
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CEA, CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes
From bio-inspired catalysts for H2 evolution to photoelectrode materials
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University College London
Multiscale modelling of functional energy materials
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Imaging fundamental processes in batteries by electron microscopy
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IMRA Europe
New thermoelectric materials by computational screening and experimental validation
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PPSM, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan
Nanocomposites based on carbonaceous materials and conducting polymers for energy storage
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Paul Scherrer Institut
Novel fuel cell gas diffusion layers with patterned wettability: an in situ study with neutron imaging
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Forschungszentrum Jülich
Ceramic Membranes for efficient gas separation in industrial processes
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Molecular hydrogen in sub-nanopores – neutron scattering insight
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CNR, Italy
Soft materials and energy applications: nanofluids for heat recovery and lubrication
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Delft University of Technology
Characterization of magnetocaloric materials
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Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa
Graphene and other 2d crystals for energy devices
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Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nanostructured Polymerized Ionic Liquids as Electrode Materials and Electrolytes

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Colorado School of Mines
Silicon quantum dots in an amorphous matrix: the bricks and the mortar both matter
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ENEA, Rome
Solid state hydrogen storage: New materials and technologies

Contributing Speakers

Nimi Gopalakrishnan
DTU Mekanik
Madhu Ramasamy
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Stefano Mossa
CEA Grenoble, INAC/SYMMES
Tonggang Jiu
Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, CAS
Jonathan Polfus
SINTEF
Jiazhao Wang
University of Wollongong
Valérie Losier
University of Victoria
Michitaka Ohtaki
Kyushu University
Bertrand Gaulupeau
Institut Jean Lamour
Ronald Michalsky
ETH Zurich
Gérard Bidan
UGA/CEA-Grenoble
Yunxian Qian
MEET Battery Center
Teahoon Park
Korea Institute of Materials Science
Tim Dagger
MEET Battery Research Center
Matthias Eilers-Rethwisch
MEET Battery Research Center
John P Alper
CEA

Conference Programme

programme-pic-e1436367393550A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.
Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

Conference Programme


Conference Fees

Student Grants Available
There are some grants available for students or postdocs attending the conference. The chairs will review the abstracts submitted for a Poster Presentation and select several to give a short ‘flash presentation’ at the meeting. Those selected will be allocated a €300 grant towards their registration fee. To ensure you are considered for one of these grants, please submit your poster abstract before the 19th August deadline date.

Please note – The chairs are solely responsible for reviewing and selecting the abstracts for the flash presentations and grant awards.

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference. Please review the available options to select the most appropriate for you. If you have any questions regarding the registration options, please get in touch via info@zingconferences.com

An Event Pass with private accommodation.
This package provides full conference attendance and private accommodation at the conference venue.

 


Academic/Industry
Earlybird Price €999*
Earlybird Price valid until 19th Aug ’16
Standard Price €1150
Standard Price valid from 20th Aug ’16


Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Private accommodation at Hotel Croatia Cavtat
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
○ Hot & cold buffet breakfast
○ Hot & cold buffet lunches
○ Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
○ Farewell Dinner including local entertainment
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 28th, 29th & 30th Sept


 

An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accommodation package.

 


Sharer Option
Earlybird Price€825*
Earlybird Price valid until 19th Aug ’16
Standard Price €900
Standard Price valid from 20th Aug ’16


Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Shared accommodation at Hotel Croatia Cavtat
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
○ Hot & cold buffet breakfast
○ Hot & cold buffet lunches
○ Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
○ Farewell Dinner including local entertainment
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 28th, 29th & 30th Sept


 

An Event Pass without accommodation
Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to make your own accommodation arrangements.……..

 


Event Pass Option
Earlybird Price €675*
Earlybird Price valid until 19th Aug ’16
Standard Price €775
Standard Price valid from 20th Aug ’16


Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room
○ Buffet lunches including the last day
○ Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
○ Farewell Dinner including local entertainment
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

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Accommodation & Breakfast Not Included


 

*Please Note: When you register with the Sharer, Academic or Industry option, we will not secure your room at that time. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.. We have a limited number of rooms secured at the advertised rates.

Academic or Industry rates are for the registered delegate only to stay in the room. Should you wish additional guests (such as wife, husband or children) to stay in the room with you, additional fees will be payable.

The Earlybird Rates are valid for those who register and pay the fees in full by 19th Aug ’16. After this date, the fees will return to the standard prices. Paying the deposit does not entitle you to Earlybird prices after this deadline has passed.

Prices are shown and payable in Euros. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. We can no longer accept payment by cheque.


Accommodation

cavtatIf you have registered with the Event Pass without Accommodation option and wish to make your own independent reservation with The Hotel Croatia Cavtat , you can use the link below to make your booking with the hotel.

Zing has negotiated a special discount for conference attendees. Please enter the code Zing2016 in the Promotional Code box to apply this discount to your booking.

 


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