On 28 August 2019, Vacuum Science World contributor Dr Saim Memon hosted an international, one-day conference on Renewable Energy and Vacuum Insulation for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) at London South Bank University.
An international, one-day conference on Renewable Energy and Vacuum Insulation for NZEBs
The purpose of the conference was to share expertise and present state-of-the-art research work in relation to vacuum physics, including: building integrated renewable energy, solar thermal vacuum engineering, smart windows, vacuum insulation, building retrofitting technologies, solar heating and cooling, solar architecture and integration, and intelligent energy systems for NZEBs.
It was a resounding success. It secured 9 co-sponsorships, attracted 9 speakers, and 45 vacuum science experts attended. The conference empowered Japan-UK collaboration and facilitated discussions for the future research of vacuum insulation and renewable energy technologies.
The conference was chaired and led by Dr Saim Memon, who is also the project leader of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Grant and committee member of the IOP vacuum group. Research presentations were delivered by project leaders and project partners of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Grant, as well as invited speakers.
The topics discussed included thin-film deposition using vacuum and non-vacuum-based techniques, solar energy use in built environments, vacuum glazing and insulation, thermal energy engineering and solar cells, energy conversion and energy management, air quality and energy monitoring, analytic chemistry, coating and functional materials.
For more information, we’ve compiled a report of the event for your reading. You can find it using the link below.