Sustainable Energy Symposium

​The world needs to change the primary energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Chalmers University of Technology and Molecular Frontiers Foundation are proud to announce a unique conference on sustainable energy with the aim to gather leading scientists, policy makers and the interested public in discussions about future energy possibilities. The three-day program included presentations and discussions about novel solar, storage, battery and sustainability technologies.  

Time: Dec 6-8, 2017
The program on Dec 6, with invited talks and poster session, was targeted at scientists and university students, whereas the sessions on Dec 7 and 8, with plenary talks and panel discussion, were open also to the general public.
Venue: RunAn, Chalmers Conference Centre

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Watch plenary lectures on YouTube

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Steven Chu

"Climate Change and innovative paths to a sustainable future"

Nobel laureate in Physics 1997, former United States Secretary of Energy. Stanford University, United States

Dame Julia King

"Electric vehicles in a sustainable energy system"

The Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE

Sir Richard Friend

"How can molecules function as semiconductors?"

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Daniel G. Nocera

"Fuels and Food from Sunlight, Air and Water"

Harvard University, United States

Paul Alivisatos

"Quantum Dot Light Emitters: from displays to enabling a new generation of energy conversion systems"

University of California, Berkeley, United States

Josef Michl

"Singlet Fission for Solar Cells"

University of Colorado Boulder, United States and Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Katherine Richardson

"How do we transition an entire country’s energy system to renewables?"

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Harry Atwater

"Fueling Human Progress with Sunlight"

California Institute of Technology, United States

Susanne Siebentritt

"Thin film solar cells – achievements and challenges"

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jean-Marie Tarascon

"Materials science for electrochemical storage: Achievements and new directions."

Collège de France, France



Confirmed invited speakers :

Leif Hammarström, Uppsala University
Anja-Verena Mudring, Stockholm University and University of Alabama
Ellen Moons, Karlstad University
Marika Edoff, Uppsala University
Rosa Palacin, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Andreas Regnell, Vattenfall
Patrik Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology
Frederik Morgenstern, BMW
Marie Strannegård, Northvolt
Maria Abrahamsson, Chalmers University of Technology
Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology
Peter Sigenstam, EON

About 150 high school students were invited to participate in the symposium on Dec 7-8, and given the opportunity to ask questions to the plenary speakers.

There was also academic sessions on Dec 6, with invited speakers, and an open poster session. 

The symposium was organized by Molecular Frontiers Foundation and Chalmers University of Technology, through the Areas of Advance Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Energy and Materials Science.

Page manager Published: Wed 20 Dec 2017.