ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FWF Conference in Partnership with LFUI

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy

4-9 July 2010

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Obergurgl, Austria

Chair: Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, CH
Vice-Chair: Jean-Marie Tarascon, Université Picardie Jules Verne, FR
Assited by: K. Kalyanasundaram, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, CH

Rapporteur: Kenneth Ruud, University of Tromsø, NO


Topical areas covered by this conference are those where Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) will, or may, have an impact on the development of a sustainable energy system, including environmental aspects. The conference includes both basic science of relevance for energy/environmental technology and more application oriented research. The objective is to gather experts in the respective fields at one conference, with the aim to make both an inventory and exposure of the state-of-the-art N&N based energy research, technologies and opportunities.

We thereby hope to foster scientific excellence in this area, to identify synergies between disciplines and people, and to catalyze global contacts and collaborations among world leading experts and laboratories. The conference has a strong educational character in as much as it shall provide a younger generation of researchers with a vision, as well as the knowledge and tools to realize this vision.

Final programme is available here Last updated 7-June-2010

List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (134 KB) Last updated 29-June-2010

Participants at the conference in Obergurgl, Austria (July 2010)

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 23 May 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 6 June 2010

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 23 May
730 €
Registration payment and between 24 May and 6 June
800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener. For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Innsbruck Airport/Railway Station and Obergurgl. For information on group transportation, accommodation and other practical details, please click here

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria
The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks.
Group transportation will be arranged from/to Innsbruck airport, via Innsbruck train station, on arrival and departure days.
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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Anne Blondeel Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-315 in any correspondence.