Short Courses and Conferences

International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability IV (ISMES IV)

July 13-20, 2015

Renewable Energy

Event Description

The aim of the School is to present the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives for materials as they can be applied to energy generation and storage for sustainable energy technologies. The School has two components:

  • Lectures by some of the most recognized academic and industrial experts, merging physics, chemistry and engineering knowledge in several fields
  • Active participation of the School's students in both individual and team exercises to explore energy and sustainability

A general overview of the global energy landscape will be presented by discussing conventional and emerging energy sources and uses. Topics of the school are: the climate change, materials availability, conventional and sustainable technologies, solar energy conversion (PV and thermal), thermoelectric energy conversion, solar fuels, wind energy conversion, fuel cells, water, energy storage, sustainable vehicles and next generation manufacturing. The School will be a great opportunity for students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world to meet with and learn from their peers, and established experts in a friendly atmosphere, reaping benefit in terms of enthusiasm, knowledge and new ideas and benefitting the future of mankind.

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Who Should Attend

Graduate students and postdoctoral students with a strong interest in the interrelationships between energy, resources, and a sustainable society. Ninety students will be selected based on applications. The School is looking for a diverse set of students representing a broad set of disciplines and backgrounds.


The agenda for the School is available on this website. Learn more...


The School will be held on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Learn more...

Application and Registration

Late application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2015.

Registration for the School is limited to those applicants who have been accepted for enrollment. Full information about the application process and requirements is available on this website. Learn more...

The cost of enrollment for accepted applicants is $600 (USD) and includes meals and lodging. Learn more...

Travel and Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements; however, lodging, meals, and limited ground transportation are included with each registration. Learn more...

Lodging included with registration is available from July 12 through July 19, but some attendees may plan to arrive a few days before or leave a few days after the event. Further information about travel and accommodation options is available through the links below.

Further Technical Information

ISMES IV on Facebook

For more information about this event, please contact:

David Ginley
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Ryan O'Hayre
Colorado School of Mines

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