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Workshop on mechanics of energy materials held at Centre in China

November 11, 2017

The University of Sydney Centre in China was host to the 2nd International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials (IWMEM 2017) from November 8 to 10 November, 2017.

IWMEM 2017 was co-organized by the University of Sydney, Tsinghua University and CAS Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO). The first of IWMEM workshop series was held in Sydney, Australia, November 2016.

Global energy consumption is continuously rising and is predominantly reliant on diminishing fossil-fuel resources. The mechanics of energy materials is crucial in providing efficient and reliable means to convert, store and transport sustainably produced energy. IWMEM 2017 aims to provide a platform to disseminate and promote state-of-art research, facilitate scientific discussion, and establish collaboration, in the field of mechanics of energy materials.

44 academics and researchers from Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, UCLA, Purdue University, TU Berlin, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, IIT Madras, etc. attended the workshop, and addressed such topics as Battery Materials, Nuclear Materials, Energy Resources, Materials and Modelling, etc. in seven different sessions.

The IWMEM 2017 coincided with the first anniversary of the Centre in China’s establishment. Since it was launched on November 11, 2016, the Centre in China has provided facilities and services for up to 20 conferences, seminars and workshops, becoming an attractive and dependable option as the University of Sydney’s staff prepare for their functions.

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