Assoc. Prof., Australian National University and Australian Research Council Future Fellow
Canberra ACT, Australia
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Organizations:Australian National University and Australian Research Council Future Fellow
International Photosynthesis Society
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
I am organising an international conference that I am seeking to have associated with the UNESCO IYC.
It is entitled "Towards Global Artificial Photosynthesis-Energy, Nanochemistry and Governance'.
The Australian National Commission for UNESCO has and a submission to have the conference accredited with the UNESCO IYC. I am organising the conference with Prof Ron Pace, Prof Rob Stranger, Prof Elmars Krausz, Prof Fred Chow, Assoc. Prof Warwick Hillier and Prof David Officer.
Conference website: http://law.anu.edu.au/coast/tgap/conf.htm
The aim of the conference is to foster international collaborations and strategies for funding through a global effort in five key areas of artificial photosynthesis:
• global collaborations, governance and policy structures and models
• energy capture
• energy conversion and storage
• carbon fixation and
• modified and synthetic biological processes.
We hope this will be the first of a series of conferences on the theme of developing the governance structures for a Global Artificial Photosynthesis Project. It is envisaged that a set of draft principles and related publication on the topic of a Global Collaboration on Artificial Photosynthesis will be prepared as a result of the conference and follow-up events.
The conference will showcase the research of some of the world's leading experts in artificial photosynthesis, nanochemistry and global governance.
Assoc. Prof. Thomas Faunce