XIV International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes
Geelong Australia, 24th-29th August 2014
Welcome to ISPE-14
Welcome to the 14th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes. The symposium presents an opportunity to review the most recent advances in novel electrolyte materials, new electrochemical applications and fundamental understanding in this important field of electromaterials. It provides a forum for leading international scientists and engineers to communicate their work to both the next generation of researchers as well as to industry, and thereby inspire us to continue making the scientific and technological breakthroughs needed to continue our transition towards a cleaner energy society.
ISPE has taken place every two years since its inaugural meeting in 1987 in the following countries: United Kingdom (St. Andrews, 1987), Italy (Siena, 1989), France (Annecy, 1991), USA (New Port, Road Island, 1994), Sweden (Uppsala, 1996), Japan (Hayama, Kanagawa, 1998), Australia (Noosa, Queensland, 2000), USA (Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002), Poland (Mragowo, 2004), Brazil (Foz do Iguaçú, 2006), Portugal (Ofir, 2008), Italy (Padova, 2010), Iceland (Selfoss, 2012). It is our pleasure to be hosting this ISPE meeting in Australia once again.
ISPE-14 will provide a multidisciplinary forum with participants from many parts of the world and topics that will cover both the fundamental and applied aspects of polymer electrolytes. We hope it will bring newcomers to the field in the emerging areas of novel self-assembled and phase separated polymers, polymer composites and new ionomers. The symposium will thus cover both conventional and innovative systems, experimental and theoretical studies of their properties together with the application of these materials in batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, sensors, actuators, photo-electrochemical devices, microelectronics and biotechnology.
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) is proud to be hosting ISPE-14 in Geelong, the home of Deakin University. Deakin University is one of key participants in ACES alongside University of Wollongong, Monash University, St. Vincent's and the University of Tasmania.
We hope you enjoy hearing about and contributing to discussion of exciting new science, catching up with colleagues and making new collaborations, and take time out to enjoy the lovely scenery and ambience the Geelong waterfront and the Great Ocean Road environment have to offer.