Previous Annual Lectures

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Making a Material Difference to Green Energy (Batteries Included)

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The development and deeper understanding of new materials are critical to enable the next-generation of clean energy technologies. This talk highlights the use of advanced modelling methods in synergy with experimental work to gain atomic-scale insights into novel materials for lithium batteries and perovskite solar cells.

About the speaker

Saiful is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath, having previously completed a Chemistry degree and PhD at University College London, a postdoctoral fellowship on oxide superconductors at the Eastman Kodak Labs in Rochester, New York, USA, and a lectureship at the University of Surrey. His research interests include computer modelling of new materials for lithium and sodium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and perovskite solar cells.

Saiful’s research is supported by the EPSRC, and he has received several awards including the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society and the Sustainable Energy Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has presented more than 80 invited talks at international conferences, has around 220 publications and gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2016 for BBC TV.

He sits on the Public Engagement Committee of the Royal Society and is a Patron of Humanists UK.

Science and technology challenges in modern drug discovery and development

Tony Wood

June 2019

Tony Wood, Senior Vice President, Medicinal Science & Technology, GSK gave the inaugural IMSE Annual Lecture.