Soft Materials for Energy Applications

General event

Soft Materials for Energy Applications

  • Event time: Starts on 11th February 2016. Runs until 12th February 2016
  • Event dates: 11th February 2016 to 12th February 2016
  • Location: Pollock Halls

Event details

This workshop, which is jointly organised by The Schools of Engineering, Physics and Chemistry, will be an excellent opportunity to network in the materials area with colleagues in other University of Edinburgh Schools, as well as invited external experts.

In particular, there will be a presentation and discussions about the new Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, which should provide us with insight into engaging with this high-profile initiative based in Manchester.

To sign up to the workshop and for further information, please see

As well as academics, PDRAs and research students are also very welcome. It would be great to have a good representation from Physics to ensure our involvement with any collaborative outcomes that may emerge.

About the event

The workshop maps the potential of soft matter for application in energy-generation and energy-storage materials. Both soft and energy materials are core themes in the UK research landscape. Our vision is that only a synergistic approach can realize the full potential of both these themes. 

We aim to attract a wide range of researchers from Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology, working on themes including (but not limited to) solar cells, supercapacitors, fuel cells, porous materials, hydrates, (nano)composite materials and materials for renewable energy. 

The main aim of this workshop is to break barriers between open-minded researchers from different disciplines, for example from soft and hard condensed matter and/or from fundamentals of materials and materials engineering, who are all pursuing the common goal of designing enhanced materials for energy applications.


Registration closes on Friday 5 February.

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