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Energy Mining in the 21st century with Mariano Campoy-Quiles at CCCB

Mariano Campoy-Quiles is an invited speaker at this ICN2 Severo Ochoa Workshop on energy storage and harvesting entitled "Energy Mining in the 21st century". The event will take place at the CCCB-Mirador on Friday, 12 July 2019. To attend the event, please contact the organizers.

12 July 2019

Invited speaker: Dr Mariano Campoy-Quiles

Tenured scientist at Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

Mariano Campoy-Quiles is a material scientist whose research addresses one of the most critical problems facing humanity: the future supply of clean energy. Together with his team, which includes 12 researchers, he has put substantial research effort in two application areas: solar photovoltaic (light to electric) and thermoelectric (heat to electric) energy conversion. He was awarded a 2014 ERC Consolidator Grant for his project on combinatorial screening of organic energy materials. His research is already highly recognized internationally, as proven by the >5100 citations his 82 papers have received, including three papers in Nature Materials and a stream of significant papers in other excellent journals (Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Science and Advanced Functional Materials). He is also co-inventor in two patents, co-author in five dissemination papers, and has given more than 40 invited/plenary talks at international conferences. He is currently the Coordinator of the strategic Research Line on Energy of ICMAB as well as a member of ICMAB´s Scientific Executive Board. Since April 2019, he is the coordinator of the Materials for Energy subline of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación.

Abstract: From colour-on-demand organic solar cells to solar thermoelectrics

Other invited speakers include Teresa Andreu (IREC), Cristophe Aucher (LEITAT), Anders Hagfeldt (EPFL), Sohini Kar-Narayan (University of Cambridge), Joan Ventura (IFIMUP)

About the workshop

The “Energy Mining in the 21st Century” event is the first of two Severo Ochoa Workshops on Energy Storage and Harvesting, organized by the ICN2 within the framework of the 2019-2022 Excelencia Severo Ochoa Programme. This exclusive gathering aims at facilitating the dialogue and the establishment of new international collaborations between research groups working on clean energy technologies based on nanomaterial and nanodevices.

When: Friday 12 July 2019
Where: Mirador Room at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
How to get there:

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The topics covered in this multidisciplinary event will include the latest advances in:

  • Harvesting: In our everyday life, we are surrounded by various sources of clean and sustainable energy from ambient vibration and body movement all the way to the Sun. This energy normally goes wasted since we are not able to harvest it. In the last decades, an increasing effort has been put in developing technologies to take advantage of these sources and nanotechnologies are currently being explored for these applications.
  • Storage: A roadblock to an extended employment of energy harvesting technologies is the difficulty of storing such energy. In most cases, it has to be spent at the same time as it is generated. Thus, energy storage methodologies need be engineered to separate the usage phase from the production one.
  • Triboelectrics and other innovative approaches. What are the possible game changers in energy production? On the other hand, integrating energy harvesting and its storing (harvestorage?) in the same device is another crucial challenge for the sake of compactness and portability.

The topics that will be covered and discussed include photovoltaic and thermoelectric technologies, supercapacitors, piezo- and triboelectric nanogenerators.

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