I E C F E A T U R E D E V E N T
2022 Böer Awards Presentations & 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Institute of Energy Conversion invites colleagues and friends to attend a special dual event presenting the 2022 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medals of Merit and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Energy Conversion.
The Böer Award lectures by two highly distinguished winners will address critical and timely issues related to renewable energy and sustainability as described below. This will be followed by a celebration of IEC’s legacy and the future of solar energy research and a reception.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
1:30 – 6:30 pm
Tower at STAR Audion
100 Discovery Boulevard, Newark, DE 19713
Registration is requested at this link, where additional event information is also provided.
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Böer Award Presentations and lectures
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Break with refreshments
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. IEC 50th Anniversary Celebration
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Reception
Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award
Vasilis Fthenakis, Columbia University
Photovoltaics Sustainability Perspectives and Insights for Future Paths: Dr. Fthenakis will discuss lessons learned from decades of research on PV sustainability, pathways for a much-needed clean energy transition, sustainable scaling-up of photovoltaics manufacturing and deployment, and new market opportunities in clean and sustainable water and hydrogen productions.
Böer Renewable Energy Mid-Career Award
Anke Weidenkaff, Fraunhofer Institute for Materials Recycling & Resource Strategies
Green Materials for Green Technologies: Climate change, pollution and the dependence on fossil fuels from unacceptable partners require an immediate defossilisation plan. But the renewable “green” energy conversion technologies we develop must be based on green materials defined by a holistic life cycle assessment. For the implementation of intelligent green chemistry and production processes, an efficient circularity of the renewable energy converters with a programmable lifetime and regeneration will be introduced in this talk.
These events are open to the public. Please share this flyer with others who may be interested.