About the Future Energy Festival 

Every two years, Energy Futures Lab hosts the Future Energy Festival, a major showcase of energy research at Imperial College London. This event is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn about the amazing work our community is doing to address global and local energy challenges. This year’s festival will be in-person for the first time since 2019, and will include exhibits hosted by research groups from the Faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Imperial College Business School. The Festival will cover a diverse range of research areas, and will include everything from demonstrations of photocatalytic technologies to displays of work on electric vehicles. There will also be a series of lightning talks covering topics such as low-carbon building materials, integrated energy systems and much, much more! We will kick off the evening with a keynote lecture from Energy Futures Lab Co-director Peter Childs.


Keynote lecture: Enablers for renewable energy production and energy-demand reduction

In this lecture, Professor Peter Childs FREng will consider a range of enablers for significantly influencing our provision of renewable energy as well as tempering demand. Peter is a Professor at Imperial College London, Co-Director of Energy Futures Lab and was the founding head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering. He has been at Imperial for the past 15 years, before which he spent over 20 years at the University of Sussex. As well as academic interests in sustainability, creativity, design and robotics, he is Director and Board Chair at both Q-Bot Ltd, a thermal insulation company, and BladeBUG Ltd, which develops robots for wind turbine inspection repair and maintenance.