Japanese-Swiss Energy Materials Workshop

IMG_0307The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa hosted the Japanese Swiss Energy Materials Workshop taking place from March 7-9, 2016. About 15 researchers, both well-established in their respective fields as well as young researchers from various Japanese Institutions visited Switzerland to exchange their ideas on “Energy Materials”.

The two scientific chairs, Dr. Motoko Kotani (Director, WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University) and Dr. Corsin Battaglia (Head of Laboratory, Empa) put together in short time the program of an impressive two-day workshop followed by a half-day visit at Empa. In between the presentations on “Photovoltaics”, “Emerging Concepts”, “Batteries”, “Photocatalysis/ Electrolysis/ Catalysis” and “Data Driven Design” there was plenty of time for networking  between the Swiss and the Japanese researchers.

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), ETH Zurich in its function as Swiss Leading House and Empa jointly organized the workshop which is part of the bilateral Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme established in 2008 with the aim of fostering scientific relations between the two countries. The workshop was initiated by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.

The Energy Materials workshop’s goal is to connect top scientists working on energy conversion and storage materials from leading Japanese and Swiss institutions and promote the exchange and cooperation between researchers by presenting the frontiers of energy materials research in the two countries. It aimed at connecting in particular young scientists and complements the available instruments for funding joint research projects and the exchange of scientists available between Japan and Switzerland.

The complete program can be downloaded here.

Japanese Swiss Energy Materials Workshop – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Sightseeing with Swiss Japanese Energy Materials Workshop – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

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