INDO-GERMAN Workshop on Advanced Materials for Future Energy Requirements - 2012
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The Indo-German workshop on Organic and Inorganic Advanced Materials for Future Energy Requirements is being jointly organized by the University of Delhi, India and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany.

This workshop has been an Initiative of two Alumni (Dr. S. Ahmed and Dr. Amarjeet Kaur) of the DST-DFG Lindau Programme. Since 2001 the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) have been funding a group of young Indian students and researchers to participate in the Annual Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau Germany.

The workshop is being organised under the DFG programme "Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation". This progamme serves to establish collaborative relationships between international partners.

Energy, whether it is energy generation, energy storage or energy consumption, is much more important today than at any time in human history. It has a key role in tackling climate change and holds the key to the future development of clean energy conversion and storage devices essential to mitigate CO2 emissions and hence global warming. Materials science which represents the synthesis of new chemicals as well as their applications by physics holds great promise in solving many of our societal needs.

This workshop will give a message on diversification of energy sources and new materials and methods in Materials Science. Renewable and sustainable energy sources are a solution to the world’s over-reliance on fossil fuels. By adopting more environmental friendly and renewable energy sources we can mitigate some of the impacts of climate change and ensure energy sustainability for future generations This workshop will also work on the principle of the Lindau Foundation, i.e. educate, inspire and connect. With this workshop the participants will be able to discuss the fascinating and emerging world of nanotechnology and their application in energy.

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