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ISMES 8 Agenda


ISMES VIII will present a broad perspective of the inter-relationships of energy, sustainability, and materials. Topics will include:

  • Energy, Climate, and Sustainability
  • Water, Food, and Materials
  • Biochemical Energy Conversion
  • Nuclear Energy and Fusion
  • Solar and Storage
  • Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid
  • Deep Decarbonization
  • Techno-economic Analysis
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Managing Variability of Renewable Energy Production
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Biofuels
  • Solar Fuels/Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies
  • Demand Response and Building Energy
  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Future Energy Technologies


Thursday afternoon, July 25, will consist of a trip into Los Angeles to visit the Griffith Park Observatory. Options for this excursion include the observatory itself, tickets to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and/or hiking along one of many beautiful trails nearby. Afterwards, there will be a group dinner at Yamashiro Hollywood. Transportation to and from this excursion will be provided. Entry to the observatory is free of charge, and planetarium tickets will be paid for by ISMES for those who wish to attend.