Saiful Islam lecture - Green energy materials in 3D: Fri 27 Jun

Professor Saiful Islam from our Department of Chemistry will deliver an invited public lecture at the Bath Royal Literary &  Scientific Institution this Friday (27 June) as part of its Energy Science series.

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

Professor Islam’s lecture, ‘Green energy materials in 3D – batteries included’, will be given using 3D glasses for the audience, and will provide insights into the fascinating materials science behind some of the clean energy technologies.

These include new crystalline compounds for lithium batteries, similar to those that have helped revolutionize portable electronics such as mobile phones and laptops, and are now being developed for electric vehicles to cut CO2 emissions.

Professor Islam's talk involves 3D glasses and encourages the audience to get involved.

Professor Islam's talk involves 3D glasses and encourages the audience to get involved.

Professor Islam said: “I use 3D images to illustrate the crystal structures of new 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”.

Professor Islam recently received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-18) and the 2013 Sustainable Energy Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The talk will be held in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), 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. For further information, please see the BRLSI webpage

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