Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsWe need energy. Our world continues to grow at a relentless pace. Populations around the planet are booming, and our demand for energy has never been greater. Our society is consuming the earth's finite natural energy resources at an ever increasing rate, and the bigger the population becomes, the more energy we need. Can we keep generating enough energy to survive on earth sustainably?
Skip to 0 minutes and 35 secondsWhat type of new energy generation and storage solutions are available to us? Are new energy materials the key to our survival on Earth? Join us on an illuminating four-week course, where we will bring to light some of the most critical challenges facing humanity today and learn about potential solutions to sustainably survive into the future. Recent discoveries have led to the generation of new materials that give rise to clean, efficient energy generation and storage. Explore how we can use plastics to make solar cells and batteries. Learn how the extraordinary properties of 2D materials, such as graphene, could transform energy technologies. Discover how we can learn from nature and create new materials that capture light and convert it to electricity or fuels.
Skip to 1 minute and 35 secondsThe University of Wollongong and the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials presents How to Survive on Earth Energy Materials for a Sustainable Future.