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The UT Austin Portugal Program is organizing a four-half day online training in Net-zero climate emissions: The role of nanotechnologies for advanced energy generation, conversion, and storage, under the scientific coordination of Killian Lobato (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Brian Korgel (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Carla Silva (CITEVE, Portugal), Guilherme Gaspar (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Paulo Ferreira (INL and IST, Portugal).

The purpose of this training program is to provide industry and academia the technological and scientific pathways required for deployment of sustainable cost-effective large scale energy storage and conversion powered by renewable energies.

It seeks to promote closer interaction between academia and industry while fomenting future collaborations through panel and post session discussions and quizzes.

The training takes place on Zoom Dec.13–16 — learn more details.

The training program is open to both people in academia and in industry. Participation is free of charge. For any further queries, please email



  • Dec. 13: The European Green Deal – The technological requirements for Net-Zero climate emissions by 2050
  • Dec. 14: Photovoltaics, current market and industry, and a technological outlook
  • Dec. 15: Energy storage (electrochemical batteries and supercapacitors, other potential technologies)
  • Dec. 16: Green fuel generation using renewable energy (H2 generation, synthetics fuels)

The training program will start at 2 p.m. (Lisbon time) / 8 a.m. (Austin time).


  • António Vallêra (Portugal)
  • Claudio Pistidda, Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon (Germany)
  • David Mitlin, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (USA
  • Fátima Montemor, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Gurleen Kaur, IPVF – Institute Photovoltaics Ile-de-France (France)
  • Jorge Correia, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • JR DeShazo, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Lifeng Liu, INL – International Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal)
  • Loic Tous, IMEC – Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (Belgium)
  • Pedro Salomé, International Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal)
  • Peter Lund, Aalto University (Finland)
  • Robert Hebner, Center for Electromechanics, the University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Stephan DeLuca, Energy Materials Corporation (USA)
  • Syed Ghufran Hashmi, University of Oulu (Finland)
  • Upul Wijayantha, Loughborough University (UK)
  • Uwe Seidel, IPCEI – Important Projects of Common European Interest (Germany)
  • Vanesa Gil, ARAID Aragon Hydrogen Foundation and FHa (Spain)


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