Leading national and international scientists analyse latest trends in Electrochemistry at the University of Alicante
Among others, they will address the topics of elimination of pesticides in soil and water and the design of new materials for energy storage and accumulation
The 37th Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) Electrochemistry Group will be held from 17 to 20 July at the UA Campus
Alicante. Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Collection and storage of energy, development of sensors and biosensors for medicine and pharmacy or water desalination and treatment of products in the food industry are just some of the applications of Electrochemistry. A science that has become the basis for many of the processes and technological devices around us. With this in mind, from 17 and 20 July 2016, the University of Alicante becomes the reference point and meeting place for the scientific community and productive sectors related to Electrochemistry during the 37th Meeting for the 37th Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) Electrochemistry Group.
The meeting, attended by over 200 participants, aims to promote and disseminate the research activity generated in this field and encourage scientific and academic exchange among researchers, academic staff and students, and create closer ties with industry.
The programme starts on Sunday, 17 July at 7.30 pm at the Lecture Building No. 2 and includes four plenary lectures given by prestigious national and international researchers. As an example of the application of Electrochemistry in the synthesis of new materials, lecturer Jorge Mostany, from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, will discuss the use of ionic liquids for metals deposit.
On Monday, 18 July, Encarnacion Lorenzo, from the Autonomous University of Madrid, will focus on the development and applications of sensors and electrochemical biosensors, and the following day, Tuesday, 19 July, Manuel A. Rodrigo, from University of Castilla-La Mancha, will address the application of electrochemical technology for the removal of pesticides in soil and water.
Finally, on Wednesday, 20 July, lecturer Peter Strasser, from the Technical University of Berlin, will address the design of new electrocatalytic materials for storage devices and energy storage and the use of carbon dioxide for the synthesis of compounds of interest .
The meeting will also be the ideal context for papers showing the current trends of research in Electrochemistry and its potential for development in different fields. Also, Master's final projects and doctoral theses of students in the Master's and Doctoral Interuniversity Programme in Electrochemistry. Science & Technology will be presented within the framework of the conference Regional Student Meeting, sponsored by the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
During the celebration of the Electrochemistry Group Meeting, the CIDETEC Award 2015 (Scientific Research category) will be presented to lecturer Inmaculada Ortiz, from the University of Cantabria, and the Young Researchers category to Eduardo Labora, from the University of Murcia.
Finally, the 1st "Antonio Aldaz" Prize will be awarded to the best doctoral thesis in the field of Electrochemistry to Sergi Garcia, from the University of Barcelona. This ceremony will also serve to pay tribute to the late Professor Aldaz, promoter of electrochemical research at the University of Alicante and at other Spanish universities during his long career.