"Nanotechnology for energy: an entrepreneurial perspective" by Prof Javier Garcia Martinez

Past Event

05 May 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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This is a joint event with the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology

With the daunting energy challenges faced by mankind in the 21st century, revolutionary new technologies will be the key to a clean, secure and sustainable energy future. Nanostructures often have surprising and very useful capabilities and are thus paving the way for new methodologies in almost every kind of industry.

During this seminar, Professor Javier Garcia Martinez will discuss several examples of how nanotechnology is impacting exciting energy technologies and creating new opportunities in the sector.

This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome

About the Speaker

Professor Javier Garcia Martinez is an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology; and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Alicante, Spain.

He has been published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials and energy and is the author of more than twenty five patents. His latest books are Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge (Wiley, 2010), The Chemical Element (Wiley, 2011), Chemistry Education (Wiley 2014), and Mesoporous Zeolites (Wiley 2015).

He is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Rive Technology Inc (Boston, MA), a VC-funded MIT spin-off commercialising hierarchical zeolites for diffusion-limited applications. Rive’s proprietary technology improves traditional zeolite catalysts and adsorbents through the introduction of broad channels, or molecular highways, which overcome the diffusion limits of these materials, leading to better yields, process efficiency and process economics.

He is recognised as a leader in nanotechnology and materials science and in 2005, he was awarded the Europa Medal, awarded annually to the outstanding European chemist under the age of 35, and he received the Silver Medal of the European Young Chemist Award in 2006. In 2007, he received the TR 35 Award from MIT’s Technology Review magazine.

Since 2010, he is member of the Council on Emerging Technologies of the World Economic Forum, which recognised him as Young Global Leader. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member of the Global Young Academy and Bureau member of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry.