Professor David Fermin - inaugural lecture

Professor of Electrochemistry
School of Chemistry

This lecture took place on Tuesday 12 April 2016

How to exploit the only global superpower: Challenges in solar energy conversion and storage

Even the staunchest climate change deniers would accept that large scale utilisation of solar energy is crucial for powering the ever growing global population. The deployment of solar energy systems, as well as other renewable energy sources, involves significant challenges at the physical (fundamental), technological, economic, political and societal levels. In this lecture, Professor Fermin will highlight some of the scientific challenges posed by material complexity at the atomic scale, technology uptake, lack of leadership in energy policy and the Daily Mail.