Free 3D public talk on green technologies

University of Bath Professor, Saiful Islam, will deliver a free public lecture on Wednesday 16 March on new materials behind clean energy technologies that help reduce carbon emissions.

As the threat of global warming increases, the pressure is on to develop cleaner sustainable ways of powering homes and vehicles.

The talk, “Watts New with Clean Energy Materials - Batteries Included”, will be given by Professor Saiful Islam, from the University’s Department of Chemistry, using 3D specs for the audience, and will give insights into the fascinating science behind green technologies.

These include materials for lithium batteries, similar to those that have helped revolutionize portable electronics such as mobile phones, mp3 players and laptops, and are now being developed for hybrid electric vehicles.

Professor Islam said: “New materials hold the key to cleaner and better lithium batteries and fuel cells for homes and electric cars, which will help cut carbon emissions.”

Professor Islam’s research, which won the Francis Bacon medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, uses supercomputers to build structural models to help understand materials on the atomic scale that can be tested in experimental labs.

The talk will be held in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Queen Square in the centre of town. No tickets or reservations are required - just turn up at 7pm for coffee for a 7.30pm start.

This is a joint event by the Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Materials, as part of the UNESCO International Year of Chemistry.

Bookmark with:

What is this?

We are one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for quality research and teaching. Our Mission is to deliver world class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence. Our courses are innovative and interdisciplinary and we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.