Prof Saiful Islam leads an incredible journey through the invisible presence that drives everything around us in the 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES on energy.
I have the pleasure to inform you that Umicore, in close collaboration with the Belgian Science Foundations FWO and FNRS, will award the Umicore Materials Technology Award 2017 - with a value of 10.000 euro. The award is intended for young researchers who have obtained a PhD degree at a recognized university (worldwide) between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 in the following fields:
- Recycling / resources scarcity (related to metals)
- Materials for catalysis
- Materials for batteries
Enclosed you will find a flyer of this award. More detailed information (a.o. the regulations and the application forms) can be found on the website of FWO and FNRS.
Deadline for applications is July 3, 2017.
I hope that you will recognise the importance of this award and would like to ask you to diffuse this information (see also flyer in annex) within your organisation and to urge your young scientists to participate.
On behalf of Umicore GRD
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Fully Charged - Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future Episode 3 of 3
In this year's final Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, chemist Saiful Islam explores one of the most important issues facing the modern world - how to store energy. Over the course of the lecture, he tackles his toughest challenge yet - trying to work out how to store enough energy to power a mobile phone for a whole year and still fit it in his pocket! With the UK generating nearly twenty times as much energy today as it did 80 years ago, finding better ways to store it is vital for all of our futures.
The first 2016, biannual meeting of the ALISTORE European Research Institute of leading European battery technology scientists took place in the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) (National Research Council of Spain) European Office in Brussels across the 14th and 15th June 2016.The two day event started with the theme “Future aspects of Materials Sciences & Electrochemistry research in the European Green Energy Economy: The role of the ALISTORE European Research Institute.” Discussion topics included : the current basic economics of energy storage technologies and those which can be coupled to renewable energy systems, the current bottlenecks in the improved performance greener battery supply chain and how we can create even better European – as opposed to national – efforts of R&D on energy storage solutions leading to faster product development and entry into the marketplace.
Why batteries go bad
- Four research groups each receive prize money of €100,000 for innovative battery concepts
- Competition is an important part of the co-creation program in BASF’s anniversary year
Alexandre Ponrouch granted 10000 euro as finalist of the Science Award Electrochemistry 2015 raised by BASF and Volkswagen
- Funds excellent scientific research in electrochemistry in the areas of chemistry, physics, and engineering and their application in electromobility
- Intended for younger talents below the age of 40
- 4th event Oct 28/29, 2015, Tokyo
- Open for applications until July 24, 2015
- 1st: 50,000€
- 2nd-6th: 10,000€ (each)
- Please visit: www.science-award.com