The chemistry student association Technologisch Gezelschap is organising a
symposium on 19 and 20 November 2009 on the importance of nanotechnology in
research into renewable energy. Specialists from trade + industry and from the
research community will give presentations on their research in this field during
the symposium. The symposium will take place at the MustSee cinema in Delft.
The TU Delft chemistry student
association Technologisch Gezelschap is organising a symposium on 19 and
20 November 2009 entitled ‘Nanotechnology, Rescaling the Energy World’.
Michiel Aerts of the symposium committee says the following: “Energy technologies
are nearly always applied on a large scale, but improvements to these technologies
take place at the nano scale. The performance of photocapacitors, for example,
can be enhanced by structuring the molecules in the material at the nano level.”
Speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will give lectures during the two-day
symposium. They will speak on ways that new developments and applications in
nanotechnology can be used to improve energy transfer and storage, as well as
contributing to energy savings. Professor Patrice Simon of the Université
Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, will speak on the use of nanotechnology for energy
storage in lithium-ion batteries and capacitors. Other symposium topics will
include: photosynthesis, photovoltaic cells, materials for hydrogen storage
Each day of the symposium will conclude with a panel discussion between experts
on nanotechnology and/or the challenges posed by energy issues. The symposium
will take place at the MustSee cinema, Vesteplein 5, Delft.