Sustainable solar power

  • June 7, 2012
Sustainable solar power

Talia Gershon has won the Tomorrow's Answers Today 2012 UK Poster Competition.

Gates Cambridge scholar Talia Gershon has won the Tomorrow’s Answers Today 2012 UK Poster Competition for her research on sustainable solar energy.

For her poster presentation Talia [2008], who is studying low-cost solar cell materials for her PhD in Materials Science, proposed solutions to some of the issues related to finding a sustainable supply of solar energy, including difficulties in storing energy, the problem of intermittence and the fact that current solar cell materials use rare and not abundant materials.

Her poster was entitled Resource Security and Sustainability. In awarding her the first prize of £1,000 and work experience in an AkzoNobel R&D laboratory, the judges praised her integrated thinking.

During the competition award ceremony Graeme Armstrong, AkzoNobel Executive Committee Member for Research, Development & Innovation, said: “Building a more sustainable future is a formidable challenge. These students have shown us that a new generation is ready and eager to take up the challenge with us by applying science.”

Eight university postgraduate students participated in the final of the poster competition that was held at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London in February. 

In front of an audience of leading academics, business executives, technology and business press, they showcased their ideas about the roles that chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science could play in driving sustainable innovations in years to come.

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