Prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry lecture on green energy using 3D glasses

Professor Saiful Islam, from the Department of Chemistry, will deliver a prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry lecture to school students and the public on Wednesday 23 November in London on new materials behind clean energy technologies.

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 – batteries included', will be presented using 3D glasses 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 revolutionise portable electronics such as mobile phones, mp3 players and laptops, and are now being developed for hybrid electric vehicles.

Professor Saiful Islam is presenting his lecture using 3D glasses.

Professor Saiful Islam is presenting his lecture using 3D glasses.

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.

"I use 3D images to illustrate the crystal structures of materials, and to show that chemistry can reveal the intricacy and beauty of matter at the atomic level, which can be as visually aesthetic as the arts."

Each year the Materials Chemistry Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry selects an outstanding researcher and communicator to deliver a free lecture series for school students and the public.

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 link up directly with experiments.

The talk will be held at 7pm in the Royal Society of Chemistry centre, Piccadilly, London right next to the Royal Academy of Arts.

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