About 65 attendees from all the SUNRISE official supporter organisations in Poland (and not only!) attended the CSA initiative’s Polish workshop in Warsaw on June 5-6, 2019. The scientific session comprised a series of interdisciplinary lectures by renowned scientists in solar energy research, followed by a poster session. The topics covered included the priority solar research directions which will feed into a comprehensive science and technology roadmap, and discussions on the governance of the future large-scale initiative in solar energy research and technology.

The gathering, which took place at the Centre of New Technologies of the University of Warsaw (CeNT UW) in conjunction with the Final POLTUR/GraphESol Consortium Meeting, was a great success to bring together the interdisciplinary research and investigation community of physicists, chemists and biologists who discussed the CSA initiative and exchanged the latest discoveries in the cutting-edge solar conversion technologies. A special session was devoted to basic research on the molecular mechanisms of natural photosynthesis.

SUNRISE deputy coordinator, Hervé Bercegol from CEA and SUNRISE partner Yagut Allahverdiyeva from the University of Turku gave talks and took part in the discussion panel which was moderated by Joanna Kargul from the University of Warsaw, organizer (together with Renata Solarska, CeNT UW) and SUNRISE partner. Jacinto Sá from SUNRISE partner Uppsala University and Nicolas Plumeré from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. were the keynote speakers.

Among the distinguished guests and speakers were Prof. Roman Puźniak, Director of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Marcin Opałło, Director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as renowned scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology, Jagiellonian University, University of Warsaw, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and others. Prof. Dorota Rutkowska-Żbik, Polish partner of ENERGY-X consortium from the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, provided an overview on the sister initiative and took part in the discussion panel.

Check out the event’s program and abstract book here.