North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM)
The EPSRC North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM) unites a broad range of expertise across academia and industry to address one of the most fundamentally critical aspects of all energy systems, namely, the interfaces between the materials within and their interaction with the environment in which they operate. Our vision is to identify, exploring our unique blend of materials discovery, analysis techniques and energy applications, new approaches operating over a full range of length scales (nm-m).
Registration for the NECEM Summer School: Microscopy for Energy Materials is now open! It will be delivered via Zoom on 1st-3rd September.
Durham Energy Institute has recorded ten podcast interviews with leading energy researchers to celebrate the tenth anniversary since the creation of the Institute.
We are delighted to welcome Prof. Lisa A. Fredin from Lehigh University, USA for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 29th July 2020, 2-3pm (UK).
We are delighted to welcome Dr Bruno Ehrler from AMOLF in Amsterdam for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 24th June 2020, 2-3pm (UK time).
The third NECEM Summer School will take place on the 1st to the 3rd September 2020. The conference will be delivered online.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Maria Abrahamsson from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 10th June 2020, 2-3pm (UK).
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Devendra Tiwari (Northumbria University) for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom entitled: “Opportunities and challenges in solution-processable inorganic thin-film photovoltaics” on Wednesday 20th May 2020, 2-3pm (UK).
The NECEM workshop on ‘Interfaces in Thin-Film Photovoltaics’ at Durham University planned for July 2020, has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to reschedule the event in 2021.
We are delighted to welcome Prof Anders Hagfeldt from the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 6th May 2020, 2-3pm.
We are delighted to welcome Prof Alison Walker from the University of Bath for a NECEM Webinar via Zoom on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 2-3pm.
NECEM and other members of the North East energy materials community met (on-line) with the Durham Energy Institute on 6th April 2020.
Northumbria University Fabrication (NU-FAB) has been awarded funding from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (North East LEP’s) Energy for Growth Fund.
The 3rd Generation PV in the Developing World Conference planned for 11-13th May at Durham University has been postponed.
Marina Freitag from Newcastle University has published an important paper on dye-sensitized solar cells powering machine learning under ambient light.
We are delighted to welcome Prof. Bruno G. Pollet from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim for a NECEM Seminar on Wednesday 4th March 2020, 2-3pm at Newcastle University.
The successful proposals for the NECEM Flex Fund 2nd Call have been announced.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Kathryn Toghill from Lancaster University for a NECEM Seminar on Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2-3pm at Newcastle University.
Z. Jason Ren from Princeton University. He will present a seminar: "Using Low-Cost Renewable Energy for Waste Valorisation” on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 2-3pm at Newcastle University.
We are delighted to announce NECEM’s second call for proposals to its Flexi Fund. The deadline is 3 February 2020.
NECEM is sponsoring a workshop on ‘Interfaces in Thin-Film Photovoltaics’ to be held at Durham University, 13-14th July 2020.
Durham University will host a conference on 3rd Generation PV in the Developing World date to be confirmed
The 6th North East Energy Materials meeting took place at Northumbria University on 19th November 2019. There were 47 attendees, with representatives from industry and the NECEM partner universities.
Northumbria University will be hosting the 6th North East Energy Materials (NEEM) Meeting on 19th November 2019 in conjunction with the ReNU CDT Week.
Dr. Neveen Hamza from Newcastle University is an architect and a building scientist with an interest in building performance simulation and energy . She will present a NECEM seminar on 13th November 2-3pm at Newcastle University.
Dr. Roderick MacKenzie from the University of Nottingham will deliver a NECEM seminar on Wednesday 30th October at Durham University.
NECEM showcased our research on renewable energy in a joint project with the Great North Museum: Hancock in conjunction with the Dippy Exhibit over the summer of 2019.
We are excited to welcome Dr Gillian R. Goward from McMaster University, who will deliver a NECEM seminar entitled “Magnetic Resonance Studies of Solid-State Ionic Conductors” on Tuesday 22nd October at 2-3 pm at Newcastle University.
As part of our ongoing series of engagement activities NECEM has commissioned a video showcasing how our research is addressing the urgent need for clean renewable energy.
Thank you to all the speakers and delegates who attended the NECEM Summer School on NMR and EPR Spectroscopy for Energy Materials.
The 2nd NECEM Summer School focusing on NMR and EPR Spectroscopy for Energy Materials will take place on the 2nd to the 4th September 2019 at Newcastle University.
On behalf of Dr Libby Gibson, the NECEM Management Committee we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the NECEM International Conference on Energy Material and Interfaces.
The first CONEXS (COllaborative NEtwork for X-ray Spectroscopy)summer school will take from at Newcastle university from 10-12th September. It will focus upon analysis techniques for the near-edge structure of X-ray absorption spectra.
NECEM will host an Energy Storage Workshop on 2nd August 2019 after the main NECEM conference.
NECEM researchers ran an event on 29th May 2019 to showcase our research to children visiting the Great North Museum.
International Conference on Energy Materials and Interfaces
Dr Matthew T. Mayer of Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy will be presenting a NECEM seminar 14:00pm-15:00pm, Wednesday 10th July 2019 at Newcastle University.
NECEM's Director Prof Ulrich Stimming will be a member of the Science Advisory Board for the UK Energy Storage Conference (UKES 2019), which will be held at Newcastle University from Tuesday, 3 September to Thursday, 5 September 2019.
NECEM researcher Dr Budhika Mendis of Durham University has helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power.
NECEM researcher Prof Lidija Siller is organising the 1st Conference on Aerogel Inspired Materials on 18th to 20th September 2019.
Dr Kim Jelfs of Imperial College, London will be presenting a NECEM seminar 15:00pm-16:00pm, Wednesday 26th June 2019 at Newcastle University.
Dr Qiong Cai from University of Surrey will be presenting a NECEM Seminar, 14:00pm-15:00pm, Wednesday 15th May 2019 at Newcastle University.
NECEM management committee member Dr Neil Beattie from Northumbria University has published a popular article in Physics World.
We are delighted to announce NECEM’s call for proposals to its Flexi Fund.
Dr Elliot Woolley from Loughborough University will present a NECEM seminar 14:00pm-15:00pm, Thursday 11th April 2019 at Northumbria University.
EPSRC has announced that £5.2 million has been awarded to Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities to open a new national Centre for Doctoral Training in renewable energies.
Dr. Karin Zojer from Graz University of Technology will present a NECEM seminar on 8th April 15:00pm-16:00pm at Newcastle University.
Prof Laurence J. Hardwick from University of Liverpool will present a NECEM seminar on 20th March 2019 14:00pm-15:00pm. The title of the seminar is "SHINing Light on Electrode Interfaces”.
The 5th North East Energy Materials (NEEM) Meeting took place at St James' Park in January 2019.
Prof. Eric R. Bittner from the University of Houston will present a NECEM seminar on 13th March 2019 14:00-15:00pm.
Dr Rachel C. Evans from University of Cambridge will present a seminar at 14:00pm-15:00pm, 20th February 2019 at Newcastle University
Prof Eiji Ōsawa, Professor Emeritus/NanoCarbon Research Institute, Ueda, Japan will present a seminar 13:00pm-14:00pm, 4th December 2018 at Newcastle University
Dr Natalie Banerji from University of Bern, Switzerland will present a seminar at 14:00pm-15:00pm, 14th December 2018 at Newcastle University
Dr. Xavier Bouju from CEMES-CNRS, France will present a NECEM seminar on 21st November 2018 at Newcastle University
The next NECEM seminar is to be given by Dr Ian Sellers from the University of Oklahoma at Northumbria University on Thursday 4th October
Dr Marina Freitag from Uppsala University will be giving a seminar on Thursday 27th September at Newcastle University
The first NECEM summer school is taking place from the 5th to the 7th of September and will have the theme of the use of x-rays in energy material research
The third seminar in the NECEM series is to be given by Dr Guillame Zoppi at Newcastle University on Wednesday 16th May
The second seminar in the NECEM series was given by Dr. Natasha Shirshova in March 2018 at Northmbria University
The official launch event of NECEM took place on Friday 16th March 2018 at Newcastle University
Professor Ulrich Stimming has been awarded a £1.5 million Faraday Institution project
NECEM combines the expertise of Newcastle, Durham, and Northumbria University as well as that of local and international industrial partners
The EPSRC North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM) aims to sustainably address global challenges through combining expertise