19 July 2024

SCI Early career materials annual conference 2024: Frontiers in battery materials

Organised by:

SCI’s Materials Early Career Committee

SCI, London, UK

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The ECR Materials annual conference returns this year, continuing our committee theme of sustainable materials, with a focus on how the frontiers of battery materials are changing and what the future holds. Join us to take part in discussions, talks and networking opportunities between researchers and business in and associated with the field of sustainable energy. There will be a particular focus on providing early career researchers with a platform on which to showcase their research, and we will be joined by prominent and well-established scientists to provide an overview of the scientific field at large. We are looking for abstracts in the following areas:

Advances in battery material design
AI in battery materials
Frontiers in materials characterisation of battery materials
New materials for battery technologies
This event is aimed at researchers in materials chemistry and specifically in the fields and sub-fields of battery materials in its various forms.
It will look to bring researchers from all career stages together but maintaining an opportunity for ECRs to showcase work and develop contacts and network. It is also aimed at industry partners looking for new avenues of research into battery applications.

Friday 19 July 2024

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Session 1
Refreshment break
Session 2
Lunch and posters
Session 3
Refreshment break
Session 4
Networking reception and posters

Call for oral and poster abstracts
Contributions are invited from early-stage researchers and PhD students working in the materials science field, focused on battery materials, to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.  

Catalytic materials for products from sustainable feedstocks
Catalysts for the production of sustainable materials
Catalytic materials for improved sustainable processes. 

The poster session will be held in the garden room at Belgrave square during the lunch break and after the talks. 

An abstract of maximum 250 words indicating title, authors, institution and preference for presentation option (oral presentation or virtual poster) should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Tuesday 30 April with the subject line “SCI Frontiers in Battery Materials - abstract submission”. Presentation slots are inevitably limited and will be allocated to achieve a balanced programme – researchers will be invited to contribute a poster if their submission is not chosen for oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentation and poster. An abstract template can be downloaded here.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

SCI members £50
Non-members £75 

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Organising committee
Shereen Aboarkaba, Synthomer
Lois Afua, Open University
Hatem Amli, MSS Products 
Mark Isaacs, University College London / HarwellXPS
Leanne Jones, University of Oxford 
Ben Moss, Imperial College London
Chris Parlett, University of Manchester / Diamond Light Source
Angus Pederson, Imperial College London
Cameron Price, University of Manchester
Jack Swallow, University of Oxford
David Xie, Newcastle University
James Wickson, Croda

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