Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Berkeley to host transatlantic clean-energy conference

Young researchers and senior scientists will discuss challenges at the intersection of nanoscience, technology and energy.
Young researchers and senior scientists will discuss challenges at the intersection of nanoscience, technology and energy.

Abstract:
Young researchers in the fields of nanoscience and clean energy will have the opportunity to connect with peers from France when UC Berkeley hosts a three-day symposium beginning March 20.

Berkeley to host transatlantic clean-energy conference

Berkeley, CA | Posted on March 14th, 2012

Sponsored by the Consulate General of France to foster long-term ties between researchers in Europe and the United States to tackle global energy challenges, the 2012 Young Engineers and Scientists Symposium aims to develop concrete transatlantic research and industrial collaborations, particularly in the Bay Area, which is renowned as the cradle of clean technology.

"The key to very large-scale deployment of sustainable energy solutions is going to involve breakthroughs in nanoscience technologies," says Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research Graham Fleming, who will accompany Consul General of France Romain Serman and Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in delivering the symposium's opening address.

"Energizing the next generation of scientists and engineers to create these breakthroughs is the primary goal of this event," Fleming adds.

The symposium, which takes place at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, brings together doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with senior scientists and engineers to discuss potential applications for nanotechnology across the areas of energy use, storage and production.

A series of panel discussions and technical sessions will focus on topics such as next-generation biofuels, new materials, heat recovery and carbon capture. The event will also showcase recent advances and commercial successes at the intersection of nanoscience, technology and energy.

"The quest for clean, abundant, cheap energy to satisfy the ever-growing needs of an ever-increasing world population is the challenge of the 21st century," says Thomas Deschamps, science and technology attaché at the French Consulate in San Francisco.

Eli Yablonovitch, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley and director of the Berkeley-based Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, will deliver presentations on photovoltaics and energy-efficient electronics.

Claire-Marie Pradier, a senior researcher in surface science and surface reactivity at France's National Center for Scientific Research, will deliver a presentation on the use of nanoparticles and challenges for environment, health and energy.

"All of the problems we face today and will face in the future — starvation, poverty, water availability, global warming — are, in the end, strongly linked to the energy problem," says Alberto Pimpinelli, science and technology attaché at the French Consulate in Houston, Texas.

The YESS 2012 event is organized in conjunction with the National Center for Scientific Research in France, Berkeley's European Union Center of Excellence, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Berkeley.

For event registration and information, including a full list of speakers, presentation topics and a program schedule, visit the YESS 2012 website.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © UC Berkeley

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics February 19th, 2017

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics: Creating integrated circuits just atoms thick February 18th, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Francis Alexander Named Deputy Director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative February 16th, 2017

Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech February 16th, 2017

Laboratories

Francis Alexander Named Deputy Director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative February 16th, 2017

NREL research pinpoints promise of polycrystalline perovskites February 8th, 2017

Announcements

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics February 19th, 2017

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics: Creating integrated circuits just atoms thick February 18th, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Francis Alexander Named Deputy Director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative February 16th, 2017

Environment

Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer: Game-changing nanostructure-based lenses allow smaller devices, increased functionality February 9th, 2017

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms January 27th, 2017

Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk January 9th, 2017

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia December 28th, 2016

Events/Classes

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics February 19th, 2017

National Space Society's Space Settlement Summit Draws Industry Leaders February 4th, 2017

Leti Presents First Results in LED Pixelization & Record Resolution for Micro-Displays at Photonics West February 3rd, 2017

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results January 31st, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project