Chem4Energy Annual Conference – Abstract deadline extended

When: Sunday 24 March 2024
Where: Muldersdrift, South Africa

The 2024 Chem4Energy Conference will be held in Muldersdrift, South Africa, on Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 March 2024.  The Chem4Energy community has grown out of several collaborative UK-Africa consortium programmes and 2024 will see the third in this series of annual meetings, which focus on

·         Highlighting the synergy between experiment and computation

·         Offering opportunities for early career researchers to disseminate their work in oral and poster presentations

·         Allowing plenty of opportunity for discussion of the research presentations

The Chem4Energy conferences aim to bring together local academic and industrial researchers and developers from Southern Africa with colleagues from Europe, the USA and further afield, to discuss the latest developments in sustainable energy materials and processes, build new collaborations, and influence and support future directions in the field of sustainable energy research.  

Although contributions in all areas within the Chem4Energy remit are welcome, core themes of the 2024 meeting include:

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for clean energy production 
  • CO2 capture and utilisation
  • Materials for solar energy devices
  • Nuclear energy
  • Hydrogen production, storage and transport
  • High-performance computing in energy research

Keynote speakers (announced to-date):

  • Professor Robin Grimes, Imperial College London, UK
  • Professor Chris Hardacre, University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Patricia Kooyman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Professor Phuti Ngoepe, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Dr Happy Sithole, National Integrated Cyber-Infrastructure at CSIR (NICIS), South Africa
  • Professor Magda Titirici, Imperial College London, UK

Key Dates:

  • Registration opened: Friday 11 August 2023
  • Abstract submission deadline for oral or poster presentation: Friday 17th November 2023
  • Bursary applications: Friday 10 November 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification (oral or poster): Friday 8 December 2023
  • Registration deadline for presenting authors: Friday 12 January 2024
  • Registration closes: Friday 26 January 2024

Please take the time to explore the conference website for details on key dates; abstract submission; registration and accommodation; and to keep yourself informed of any changes.  If you have any questions or enquiries after visiting the site please email the Conference Secretariat

We look forward to receiving your abstract submission and to your presence at the 2024 conference.  

Organising Committee

Professor Cornie van Sittert, North-West University, South Africa

Dr Marietjie Ungerer, Cardiff University, UK

Professor Nora de Leeuw, University of Leeds, UK; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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