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Bath University I-SEE Public Lecture: Energy storage: from hearing-aids to hydropower

Tue 28 Nov 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Professor Bill David FRS, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory & Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

Abstract: Our increasing dependence on intermittent renewable energy production places a greater focus on the development of novel, affordable energy storage. The recent emphasis on electrochemical storage, and on lithium batteries in particular, addresses a significant component of our future energy storage requirements but future low-carbon energy scenarios must utilise a broad range of storage options. After a general introduction to energy storage, the talk will focus on both electrochemical and chemical energy storage options with a particular emphasis on zero carbon chemical energy carriers.

Biography: Bill David is professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, an STFC Senior Fellow at the ISIS Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Bill’s materials focus is in energy storage, beginning with his research on lithium battery cathodes. More recently, he has worked on lightweight hydrogen-storage materials. Following his discovery of a new family of ammonia-decomposition catalysts, his current principal energy research interests are in materials that facilitate the safe and effective utilisation of ammonia as an energy vector. Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

You are welcome to join us for prior discussions and afternoon tea in the ‘Wessex Restaurant’, University of Bath from 16:00 to 16:25. The seminar starts at 16:30 in 8 West 3.22 lecture theatre.

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Tue 28 Nov 2017
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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8 West 3.22 lecture theatre, University of Bath
Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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