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CAM-IES Early Career Workshop, 3 Sept 2019

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Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems invites all early career researchers to

CAM-IES Early Career Workshop

3rd September 2019, Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London


We are pleased to announce that CAM-IES will host the CAM-IES Early Career Workshop on 3rd September 2019 at the Bancroft Building at Queen Mary University (nearest tube Mile End). This workshop is designed, organised and presented by early career researchers studying energy materials and technologies: from photovoltaics, battery technologies, fuel cells, energy harvesting materials, and other materials for energy applications. This workshop is a chance for you to meet members of the UK energy materials research network, and to listen to early career researchers who will take you on their career development journey.

Registration and attendance are free for this event! Register and attend for free at Eventbrite eventbrite.png


10am to 1pm

Morning Session: Novel characterisation techniques for energy materials 

The morning session will include talks from students, postdocs and fellowship-holders who have developed or pioneered novel analysis techniques. These talks showcase novel techniques and will highlight how they could be applicable to other energy materials systems. If you are designing or adapting a novel characterisation tool, this workshop is for you! Deadline for abstract submission is 9 am, Monday 15 July 2019

1pm to 2pm 

Lunch, posters and networking

2pm to 4pm

Afternoon Session: Career Development Talks

Dr Tracey Clarke, Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, UCL: "How I got my lectureship"

Dr Tom Macdonald, Ramsay Memorial Fellow, UCL: "How I got my independent fellowship"

Dr Jess Wade, Research Associate, Imperial College London: "How to use social media to promote your research"

Dr Lata Sahonta, Programme Manager, University of Cambridge: "How I formed a start-up company from my research"

4pm to 5pm 

Drinks reception, posters, networking




We are looking for early career researchers in energy materials who are designing, adapting or developing materials analysis techniques that are of interest to the energy materials community. Are you a student or postdoc working on materials with potential for use in energy applications? Are you a developer or early adopter of a characterisation technique that is vital to your research? Submit an abstract for a talk or poster! Please email your abstracts to Lata Sahonta ( Deadline for abstract submission is 9 am, Monday 15 July 2019.

You can download the abstract template as a Microsoft Word file here:  


You can download the workshop poster pdf here: pdf.jpg


Help us to spread the word! Is anyone in your lab adapting a characterisation technique for studying energy materials? Let them know about this event!


Travel Bursaries for Speakers and Poster Presenters

All presenters of talks and posters travelling from outside London will have their travel expenses reimbursed by CAM-IES. A number of travel bursaries will be available for selected eligible student attendees. Please contact Lata Sahonta ( for more information on how to get your travel expenses reimbursed after the event. 


Outcomes of the Workshop

CAM-IES has networking funding available for early career collaborators in energy materials to engage with CAM-IES. Collaborators may visit labs, hold synergistic research meetings, and apply for funding for access to equipment from the Henry Royce Institute for key collaborative projects. More information on these opportunities through CAM-IES will be available on the day.


This event is free. All are welcome. All catering will be vegetarian/vegan. Register for free at the EventBrite link below.