Mobility is a fundamental ingredient of today's society. While it shapes our lives at the global and local scales, it also is responsible for about a quarter of the overall CO2 emissions and it is the fastest growing source of global emissions.
Improving the efficiency of energy use in transportation is thus an essential part of the present fight against the climate change. Technological and scientific advances in this field come from seemingly diverse areas, including for example high temperature resistant or light weight structural materials, hydrogen storage and conversion systems, batteries, CO2 capture and synthetic fuels.
This MLZ Conference aims to bring together the heterogeneous community of researchers working in the related fields and to foster cross-disciplinary discussions.
The list of keynote and invited lectures illustrates the breadth of the encompassed topics: from climate and societal issues (Prof Daniela Jacob, GERICS) to industrial challenges (Dr Christian Weimer, Airbus) through scientific challenges and technological opportunities offered by a wide variety of material classes (Prof. Jennifer Rupp (TUM), Dr.-Ing. Steffen Neumeier (FAU Nürnberg-Erlangen), Prof. Giovanni Bruno (BAM), Prof. Andreas Schönhals (BAM)).
Among other methods, neutron scattering, radiography/tomography and analytical methods based on neutron activation analysis play an important part in the research in this field. An overview of the current state of the art in addressing these questions will be presented by Prof. Andreas Schreyer (ESS).
We welcome contributions in the fields of:
- batteries and fuel cells
- electrodes, membranes
- light structural materials
- synthetic fuels
- CO2/pollutant capture
- chemical aspects, kinetics, phase transformations
- hydrogen: production, storage, conversion into power
- high-temperature materials