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Institutional innovation in public energy R&D in the United States

When May 23, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
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Speaker: Dr Laura Diaz Anadon (POLIS, University of Cambridge)

The speaker will present for 30 minutes, the Respondent will give a short response from a different discipline, followed by a Question & Answers session with the audience members. 

A sandwich lunch is provided from 12-12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 
Open to all. No registration required.

Part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group Seminar Series

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

Click here for the full Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

For further information about the activities of the In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy Grand Challenge, contact: Isabelle.deWouters@admin.cam.ac.uk

 

 

The Brazilian Food-Energy-Water Nexus: policy integration challenges in a complex system

When May 23, 2017
from 01:10 PM to 02:00 PM
Where The Richard King Room, Darwin College
Contact Name Julius Weitzdörfer
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Speaker: Pablo Salas (University of Cambridge) 

Collaboration between researchers and policy-makers has perhaps never been as crucial as it is today, in view of the many critical issues that countries, particularly Brazil, face in the context of the Water-Energy-Food (FEW) nexus. A perfect storm of complex interactions, dependencies and vulnerabilities is most likely to be expected in Brazil, given its current environmental and economic situation. On the one hand, climate change is highly likely to change weather patterns, which will detrimentally affect agriculture and biodiversity in Brazil. On the other hand, Brazilian economy relies heavily on exports of natural resources for prosperity, and global changes in demand for commodities will put pressure on the Brazilian economy. In this talk, I will present the main aspects of the complex nexus system, with special focus on the challenges associated to create policy to improve the resilience of the Brazilian FEW Nexus.

Dr Pablo Salas is an Economist and Electrical Engineer by training, with a PhD in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Department of Land Economy. Dr Salas’ wider research examines how interactions among energy, environmental and economic systems can be used to improve global strategies for climate change risk reduction and sustainable economic development. As part of his fellowship, he is also leading the development of various outreach activities at C-EENRG, actively connecting academics with policy makers and innovators.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group series.

 

 

The Henry Royce Institute: International workshop on machine learning and data analytics in advanced metals processing

When May 22, 2017 10:00 AM to
May 23, 2017 05:00 PM
Where School of Materials (MSS Tower), University of Manchester, UK
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Dates and Times:
22 May 2017: 10:00 – 17:30
23 May 2017: 08:30-17:00

The Henry Royce Institute workshop will bring together experts in computational materials design, machine learning and high-performance computing with those in metallurgy and materials characterisation to consider the particular challenges in exploiting modern computational methods in designing new metallic materials and to explore opportunities and exchange ideas for major collaborative projects.

Key dates
Registration deadline: 14 April 2017
Workshop: 22-23 May 2017.

Click here for the background to the Henry Royce for Advanced Materials.

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Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy

When May 26, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Contact Name Dr Kamiar Mohaddes
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Panellists:
Professor Massoud Karshenas (SOAS, University of London)
Professor M. Hashem Pesaran (USC and Trinity College, Cambridge)
Dr Manouchehr Takin (​International Oil and Energy Consultant, London)


All welcome and entry is free, but registration is required.
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Defining “Good” in “Good Energy Policy”: Insights from Theologies and Religions

When Jun 06, 2017
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
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Speaker: Dr Jonathan Chaplin (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics)

The speaker will present for 30 minutes, the Respondent will give a short response from a different discipline, followed by a Question & Answers session with the audience members. 

A sandwich lunch is provided from 12-12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 
Open to all. No registration required.

Part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group Seminar Series

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

Click here for the full Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

For further information about the activities of the In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy Grand Challenge, contact: Isabelle.deWouters@admin.cam.ac.uk

 

 

Advanced Electrochemical Techniques Masterclass

When Jun 21, 2017 09:00 AM to
Jun 22, 2017 05:00 PM
Where CREATE Tower , 1 Create Way , Singapore 138602
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The objective of the course is to provide advanced lectures, seminars and hands on experiments for scientists who use or wish to use electrochemical methods for their research or industrial applications. A strong emphasis of the course will be on using small group teaching methods, supported by Cambridge University academics, to train participants in the use of ‘state-of-the-art’ electrochemical techniques.

Key advanced skills training 

The Masterclass will cover the key principles and governing processes that can control analysis and sensing electrochemically. The programme will structured with 3 keynote lectures each morning session and will include:

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of electrochemistry and the key concepts around analysis
  • Advanced electrochemical analysis, including ISEs and voltammetric techniques
  • Advanced fabrication for electrochemical reactor and sensor design.

The afternoon sessions will allow delegates to gain first hand experience in operating the latest electrochemical analysis equipment and software. Working in small groups, the delegates with the help of an experienced demonstrator, will carry out experimental measurements to support and enhance the material covered within the morning lectures. Once the practical components are complete an optional evening lecture will be offered to delegates focused on the influence of biological films on electrode processes.

Programme details: (places are strictly limited)
Date:      21 - 22 June 2017
Time:      9:30-18:00 (both days)
Venue:    CREATE Tower , 1 Create Way , Singapore 138602
Fee:        SGD$850 (subject to prevailing taxes)

For further details please contact acf42@cam.ac.uk and/or download the programme flyer here

 

 

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The Past Present and Future of Energy Modelling

When Jul 03, 2017 09:00 AM to
Jul 04, 2017 05:00 PM
Where M by Moncalm, 151-157 City Road, London EC1V 1JH
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Please save the date for an innovative 4th annual conference with keynote speaker John Loughhead Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Themes

  • The past, retrospective analysis: a look back at over a decade of energy decarbonisation modelling, funded by RCUK and other bodies’ research investments, and impacting successive UK policy positions. 
  • The present, current analysis: a set of presentations on state-of-the-art on the implementation of the energy trilemma (decarbonisation, security, equity).
  • The future, new approaches: innovative sessions including focus groups and discussion sessions on developing and communicating the new insights in terms of technology, society, infrastructures and resources  needed by decision makers to achieve the energy systems transition challenge over the next decades.


Audience

100-120 attendees consisting of UK and international participants. Previous conferences have been attended by a diverse mix of experts from government, think-tanks, consultancy, academia, industry and consumers of model outputs. 

The wholeSEM conference has established itself as a major UK and international event and we attract a very high calibre of attendees from many major modelling teams.

The conferences are a chance to bring the modelling community together and showcase some of the excellent work that has been done over the year. 

PhD Students

PhD students are also invited participate in a poster competition and deliver insights from their work. If you are a PhD student doing research into energy models please find more information and how to apply to present at the conference.

If you would be interesting in attending the innovative 4th annual conference please subscribe to our mailing list for conference news and information about how to register.

 

 

 

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