Welcome to the Energy Materials Group
Energy has become a subject which is never far from the news whether is due to concern of energy cost, maintaining energy supply or to decarbonise our energy supply to stem the tide of climate change. The Energy Materials Group (EMG) is a cross cutting Group of IOM3 that provides a focus on the ever present materials issues in energy supply whether it be materials supply or synthesis. Just some of the topics include high temperature turbines, a new generation of nuclear power stations, wind energy, marine energy, solar energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy saving, hydrogen fuels and bioenergy to name but a few. This is a truly diverse and stimulating application area in Materials Science and the Energy Materials Group (EMG) is at the forefront of these developments and brings together a wide range of interests in the Institute with a common focus on energy.
Events held last year included Sustainable Materials for Emerging Energy Technology (SMEET) which was held on the 27th February 2013, which exemplified the cross cutting nature of EMG with presentations on metals supply through to advanced functional materials for renewable energy. The presentations from these meetings can be seen on the web page ‘past events’. In June a very successful joint meeting was held with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Physics on Next Generation Nuclear Energy and a link to the recording of this event can be found on our news pages. This year we are starting a series of annual lectures to raise the profile of energy materials and the first lecture will be given by Professor Sir Colin Humphreys on the 19th June 2014. Further details will be made available on the events page.
The EMG has forged close links with other organisations such as the Mats UK – Materials for Energy team, Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme and the Advanced Power Generation Task Force (APGTF). Royal Academy of Engineering and Institute of Physics. We see these links providing opportunities for future collaboration to raise awareness of energy materials and their wider context.
These web pages are regularly updated so please check out the latest on hot topics in energy materials and upcoming events. We welcome comment and feedback from members of the Institute and welcome your involvement.
We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in the work of the group.