Third PhotoTrain School in Core Scientific & Transferable Skills: DESIGN, FABRICATION AND APPLICATION OF DEVICES FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION

The school will focus on sun light conversion to energy and chemical fuels and on the ethical and sustainable use of natural resources. It will be a forum for discussion on new science and technology integration to ensure a sustainable future for people and planet.

  • Date:

    13 MAY
    16 MAY 2019
     from 12:00 to 16:00
  • Event location: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy

  • Type: Schools & Workshops

 A sustainable development for people and planet bases on clean forms of energy and efficient and affordable recycling of resources including ‘endangered elements’. The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already ongoing, but it is a slow and complex process that needs to be accelerated to avoid irreversible ecological damages from global warming. Among others renewable energy sources, conversion of solar light is central giving access not only to electricity but also to chemical fuels. However, a change of paradigm in science, technology and education is required to speed up the process and to achieve a real sustainable progress. The school aims to boost this change integrating different interdisciplinary approaches to the production of energy and chemicals from sun light and to identify solutions that are ethical, affordable and sustainable for the use of natural resources.

Topics to be covered at the school include:

  • Energy production and sustainability of energy production
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Bioinspired systems for energy conversion
  • Photonics for zero energy buildings
  • Graphene/2D materials for photovoltaics
  • Laser induced functionalization and nanofabrication
  • Elements on stress: war, sustainability and alternative solutions


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