The forum was organized by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, which was held on 16th March at DICP. About 30 scholars and experts from University College London, Materials Science, Nature Communication, Johnson Matthey Technology Center and DICP participated in the forum. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Can Li, Director of Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy. Prof. Tao Zhang, Director of DICP, was invited to address the welcoming speech. On behalf of the UK delegation, Prof. Zhenxiao Guo, Vice President of University College London released the opening speech.
During the meeting, the attending scientists carried out in-depth exchanges and discussions on topics of catalysts for energy conversion, carbon based catalysts & biomass conversion, nanomaterials for catalysis and energy storage & computational study. Many new viewpoints, new concepts and new ideas were proposed.
The attending scientists visited Novel Hydrazine Decomposition Catalysts Group, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Group, Energy Storage Division (DNL), Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials Division (DNL), Solar Energy Division (DNL) and Biomass Conversion & Bioenergy Division (DNL) on 17th March.
Nanostructures are fundamental to technological innovation in engineering, energy and environment. Their applications are often influenced by synthesis and manufacturing methods. This forum aims to: clarify recent advances in innovative synthesis of materials and nanostructures that offer high functionality, high productivity, high controllability, eco-friendliness and low cost; to identify key technical challenges to their practical adaptation in industry; and to build sustainable collaborative research and training schemes between China and the UK in this field.