TYC 7th Energy Materials workshop: from data to discovery of new energy materials

The Thomas Young Centre for the theory and simulation of materials and molecules in London is organising the TYC 7th Energy Materials workshop with focus on the journey from data to discovery of new energy materials. The workshop will feature a range of invited talks as well as oral presentations and posters. In addition to invited talks, we invite applications for contributed talks (20 + 5 minutes).
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TYC 7th Energy Materials workshop: from data to discovery of new energy materials

24 July 2024 @ 2:00 pm 26 July 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Materials are pivotal to solving the grand challenges that face humanity in the 2020s and beyond, for example the transition to renewable energy and a more sustainable economy. Often a new material with radically new or improved properties will unlock a new application or make an existing application suddenly economically or technologically viable.

A major challenge, however, is the enormous size of the chemical composition space of materials, which quickly explodes with the number of elements for solid-state materials or the size of molecules for molecular materials. This makes it extremely hard to explore the chemical space of materials properly with experiment and theory alike, meaning that only a small fraction of all potentially realizable materials have been studied. The recent dramatic advances in robotic synthesis and characterisation platforms address this issue from an experimental perspective, while on the theory front machine learning and material informatics methods have been developed to accelerate screening. Both theoretical and experimental advances are now being integrated in terms of self-driving labs and automated discovery.

In this workshop we will bring together the theoretical and experimental community to discuss how we can accelerate material discovery for energy applications, e.g. new semiconductors for solar cells or light emitting diodes or new materials that intercalate ions for batteries, and importantly how we can do so by integrating robotic experiment and computational prediction and by making optimal use of the data generated. In contrast to other meetings which often discuss either theoretical or experimental advances in this field, our focus on how theory and experiment can be integrated in an optimal way makes this meeting unique, as well as our focus on materials that will be practically relevant for energy generation, conversion and storage rather than materials in the abstract.

Generously sponsored Psi-k, STFC, CCP9, APL Machine Learning and the Henry Royce Institute

Invited Speakers:

Alexander Bagger, Technical University of Denmark
Jaqui Cole, University of Cambridge
Emiliano Cortes, University of Munich
Volker Deringer, University of Oxford
Pascal Friederich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alex Ganose, Imperial College London
Becky Greenaway, Imperial College London
Seungwu Han, Seoul National University
Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Nanyang Technological University
Robert Palgrave, University College London
Tom Penfold, Newcastle University
Matthew Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool
Tian Xie, Microsoft

Format: in-person

Venue: Imperial College London

Register and submit abstracts via the separate buttons below

Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks: 5 April 2024
Registration deadline (£150 pounds): 1 June 2024

We may be able to provide some financial assistance for delegates who experience financial strain by registering for this workshop.  Please send an email to the organising committee at tyc-administrator@ucl.ac.uk justifying your reason for applying for support to attend the meeting.

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Imperial College London (White City Campus)

Wood Lane
London, United Kingdom

Directions to the venue:

Suggested hotel: Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush

Johannes Lischner

Keith Butler – University College London
Clotilde Cucinotta – Imperial College London
Johannes Lischner – Imperial College London
Alin Marin Elena – Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Alex Shluger – University College London
Karen Stoneham – University College London
Aron Walsh – Imperial College London
Martijn Zwijnenburg – University College London

By registering for this conference, you agree to our code of conduct for the event.

Code of Conduct

We value the participation of every member of the materials and molecular modelling community and want to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, both professionally and personally. Accordingly, all participants of the 7th Energy Materials Workshop are expected to always show respect and courtesy to others.  The TYC and its partners strive to maintain inclusivity in all of our activities.  All participants (staff and students) are entitled to a harassment-free experience, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and/or religion. Harassment in any form is not acceptable for any of us.  We respectfully ask all attendees of the 7th Energy Workshop to kindly conform to the following Code of Conduct:

  • Treat all individuals with courtesy and respect.
  • Be kind to others and do not insult or put down other members.
  • Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
  • Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of discussions, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
  • Contribute to communications with a constructive, positive approach.
  • Be mindful of talking over others during presentations and discussion and be willing to hear out the ideas of others.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience, and be considerate of people from different cultural backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any time.
  • Challenge behaviour, action and words that do not support the promotion of equality and diversity.
  • Arrive at the conference events punctually where possible.
  • Show consideration for the welfare of your friends and peers and, if appropriate, provide advice on seeking help.
  • Seek help for yourself when you need it.

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