Functional Materials for a Sustainable Future

21st February 2017

This workshop will explore recent developments in the area of functional materials, particularly electroceramics, with a view to mapping out future challenges that industry face in this area.

10:00 Coffee and registration 10:30 Sustainable Functional Materials - an industry perspective - Dr Jonathan Booth, Johnson Matthey 10:50 Functional ceramics processing- the lower the better - Prof Ian Reaney 11:05 Dial a ceramic: Charging ahead with modelling - Dr Julian Dean 11:20 Hybrid Life Cycle Analysis - How sustainable is sustainable? - Prof Lenny Koh 11:35 Coffee 11:55 Magnetocalorics - it's a cool science - Dr Nicola Morley 12:15 Materials modelling - a lab on a silicon chip! - Dr Colin Freeman 12:30 New Classes of Functional Materials to Enhance Battery and Supercapacitor Performance - Prof Peter Hall 12:45 Lunch including posters 13:45 Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Industry - Chris Moore, Dyesol 14:05 Development of perovskite-based thermoelectric oxides - Prof. Derek Sinclair 14:20 Biotemplating complex oxides: the shape of things to come - Dr Rebecca Boston 14:35 Future challenges in materials: beyond 5G - David Iddles, Isotek 14:50 Functional polymer nano-composites: An organic future - Dr Biqiong Chen 15:10 Coffee 15:20 Future Challenges and funding opportunites- KTPs, ICASE, CASE Conversion, Innovate UK, EPSRC, IAA - Dr Neil Lowrie/Prof Ian Reaney 16:05 Close Register here Event Organised by Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Sheffield The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the largest Materials Science centres in the UK. As such the department has a wealth of research expertise across the entire materials field from metallurgy to biomaterials. We were rated in the top 5 in the UK for research excellence and top 10 for research output in materials science in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/materials

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