ICASEC - Kick-off 2015
The International Center for Advanced Studies of Energy Conversion aims at a sustained and long term contribution to scientific problems related to the production, consumption and storage of energy in all its forms. Some of society?s most serious and urgent problems derive ultimately from issues of human production and consumption of energy. Problems such as: global warming, habitat destruction, species extinction, poverty, hunger, disease and even armed human conflict either directly result from or are profoundly aggravated by ways in which humans produce and consume energy. Hence, energy science and technology development today generally focus either on issues of improving energy production or improving the efficiency of energy use. This sense of social urgency has led to a rapidly growing emphasis on applied research targeting short term energy solutions, device development and invention and we risk neglecting long term innovation based on breakthroughs in fundamental understanding that may lead to truly revolutionary new energy Technologies.