at E-MRS Spring Meeting on Thursday June 2nd, 2022.


The aim of the Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is to bring together women scientists and engineers from around the world to report and discuss key trends in renewable energy research, research that will soon transform the future utilization of energy by our society. The theme of the conference will be renewable energy, its transformative future global utilization, and applications in enabling technologies. The scope of the conference will include novel materials, devices and architectures for renewable energy. At the end of this one-day conference, a round table with a group of panellists will discuss the role that female leadership has played in scientific research, education and innovation, especially in the field of renewable energy. We are accepting abstracts for poster presentation.

The scope of the conference will cover but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Conversion of solar light into electricity
  • Conversion of solar light into thermal energy
  • Conversion of solar light into chemical energy and fuel generation (solar fuels, H2)
  • Energy storage including batteries and capacitors
  • Fuel cells, ferroic materials (piezo, ferro, flexo)
  • Thermoelectrics – materials, methods and devices
  • Novel applications (e.g. self-powered devices for wearables and sensors)

Round table topics:

  • Benefits of female leadership
  • Balance between male and female responses to challenges and risks
  • Making scientific research an inclusive world
  • Male networking versus female solo-working
  • The role of education and importance of leaning
  • Mentoring and career development

Conference sponsors:

  • Severo Ochoa Programm, ICN2 (Spain)
  • JPhys Energy (IOP)

Conference Chairpersons
Monica LIRA-CANTUCatalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Zakya H. KAFAFILehigh University

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Packard Lab., 19 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA