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ISMES VI will present a broad perspective of the inter-relationships of energy, sustainability, and materials. Experts in the field will present lectures on the following topics:

  • Energy-Climate Connection
  • Deep Decarbonization
  • Future of Electrical Energy Storage
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Fuels
  • Biofuels
  • Wind Power Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Thermal Energy Management¬†
  • Nuclear Energy Technology and Outlook
  • Transportation Systems
  • Energy Cost of Information and Energy Efficient Electronics
  • Critical Materials and Materials Abundance for Renewable Energy Systems
  • Fuel Cells
  • Comparison of Fossil Fuels and Renewables for Electricity Production
  • Smart Distributed Electricity Grids
  • Technoeconomic Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems


Thursday afternoon, July 20, will consist of a trip into Los Angeles to visit the Griffith Park Observatory. Options for this excursion include the observatory itself as well as a hike along one of many beautiful trails nearby. Afterwards, there will be a group dinner at Yamashiro Hollywood. Transportation to and from this excursion will be provided. Entry to the observatory is free of charge. Tickets to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium are approximately $7; details on shows and showtimes can be found here.