Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Second Severo Ochoa Workshop on Energy Storage and Harvesting

Women in Renewable EnergyThe Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) conference is the second of the two of the Severo Ochoa workshops on Energy Storage and Harvesting organized by ICN2 within the framework of the 2019-2022 Excellence Severo Ochoa Programme.

The aim of WiRE is to bring together women scientists and engineers from around the world to report and discuss key trends in renewable energy research. We are transforming the utilization of energy by our society.

When: Thursday, 22 of October 2020
Where: Auditorium Museu Maritim of Barcelona (MMB)
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ArSxJept5e2Ahwss6

The event is limited to 100 participants.

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The driving themes of the Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) conference will be:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy transformative future global utilization
  • Applications in enabling technologies

The scope of the conference includes novel materials, devices and architectures for renewable energy. At the end of this one day conference, a round table with a group of panellists will discuss the role that female leadership has played in scientific research, education and innovation, especially in the field of renewable energy.

The scope of the conference will cover but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Conversion of solar light into electricity
  • Conversion of solar light into thermal energy
  • Conversion of solar light into chemical energy and fuel generation
  • Energy storage including batteries and capacitors
  • Fuel cells, ferroic materials (piezo, ferro, flexo)
  • Thermoelectrics - materials, methods and devices
  • Novel applications (e.g. self-powered devices for wearables and sensors)

Round Table Topics

  • Benefits of female leadership
  • Balance between male and female responses to challenges and risks
  • Making scientific research an inclusive world
  • Male networking versus female solo-working
  • The role of education and importance of leaning
  • Mentoring and career development

A series of world leading researchers have already expressed their interest in participating in this event. The list of confirmed speakers will be updated regularly.

The Maritime Museum of Barcelona (https://www.mmb.cat/en/) is a space for interpreting and sharing Catalan maritime culture in a way that is innovative, participative and in touch with society and the country through research, conservation and the protection of heritage. It seeks to be a point of reference for Mediterranean maritime culture.

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