Towards Sustainable Materials for Energy Applications 2019 (Call for Expression of Interest)


Researchers within the areas of Functional Ceramics and Inorganics, Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology, Magnetic Materials, Polymer Materials and Photonic Materials are encouraged to apply to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) materials science community workshop. The EPSRC is the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.

Date: March 26, 2019

Location: Manchester, UK

About the Workshop

This will be an interdisciplinary workshop bringing together both industry and academia with the aims of promoting challenge-driven design, and to create a networking opportunity for materials scientists and industry across the materials landscape to address future challenges in energy materials. To support this, the workshop will highlight industrial energy targets within a range of energy sectors and facilitate identification of sustainable materials challenges to help promote collaborations to address these energy needs.

The workshop will also give attendees the opportunity to feed into EPSRC strategic development for the area.

How to apply

Those wishing to attend the workshop should complete the Expression of Interest (EOI). This will be used to understand the participant’s research interests, and will include:

  • A short statement on what you see as the key challenge in tackling sustainable energy materials;
  • A short paragraph of your research interests and how your research may contribute to addressing the challenge of sustainable energy materials, or what energy sector your organisation operates in and if there are any specific research challenges you foresee (e.g. specific energy density targets, unsustainable starting materials etc.);
  • A brief list of current industrial collaborators based within the energy sector.

In addition, EPSRC will also strive to ensure a balanced representation of organisation, research area, and career stage.

Places are limited and the number of participants from a given organisation may have to be restricted in the event of multiple applications. Selection will primarily be based on the justification for attendance and expertise.

Deadline: February 28, 2019 (16:00)

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