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Materials Research Institute



CAM-IES Industry Workshop


Date: 7 May 2019   Time: 14:00 - 17:30

CAM-IES - Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems Workshop

1400 to 1410
Introduction to CAM-IES by Clare Grey

1410 to 1430
Sam Stranks, Swift Solar “High performance, lightweight perovskite photovoltaics”
Sam is a co-founder of Swift Solar, a startup developing lightweight solar panels that are more efficient and more affordable than conventional panels. The Swift Solar team includes leading solar technologists from Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Washington, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with deep expertise in perovskite photovoltaic technology and scale-up. Swift’s core technologies range from new solar cell architectures to specialised manufacturing techniques initially developed in the labs at Stanford and MIT.

1430 to 1450
Anna Motta, Talga “2D materials for energy storage” Talga Resources Ltd is an advanced materials technology company enabling stronger, lighter and more functional graphene and graphite enhanced products for clean technology applications in the global battery, coatings, construction and polymer composites markets. This talk will cover the company’s commercial advantages owing to its vertically integrated highgrade Swedish graphite deposits and in-house process to product technology. Particular focus will be on our activities to develop a Li-ion battery materials’ supply chain with a sustainable European source.

1450 to 1510
Fernando Castro, NPL “Advanced nanoscale characterisation for nanoelectronics and solar cells” Fernando is a Principal Scientist at NPL, leading the research on metrology for Electronic and Magnetic Materials and acting as Head of Materials Science and Engineering. His focus is on the development of advanced characterisation methods to understand the relationship between structure and function in new electronic and energy materials.

1510 to 1530
Bill Gillin, Chromosol "Organic lasers on silicon chips: Transforming optical data transfer"
Datacentres, which currently consume about 3 % of the world’s electricity generation and are responsible for around 2 % of all greenhouse gas emissions, rely on electrical connections short range data transfer, an energy intensive process which causes a bottleneck in the data transfer rate. Chromosol aims to further develop a laser materials derived from novel chemistry which can be deposited directly onto photonic integrated circuits (PICs), allowing the integration of lasers and providing distributed gain to overcome inherent losses in optical data transfer.

Location:  Rayleigh Seminar Room, Floor 2, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge