Alessandro Volta’s Heritage and the Great Challenges for Humanity: The Past and the Future of Electrochemistry

Monday, 24 October | 7:30 am UTC, 9:30 CET | Como, Italy and online

Within the framework of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD), the Italian National Commission for IUPAC holds a one-day hybrid conference focused on electrochemistry and mainly directed to students and civic society in Italy.

The Opening will convey institutional and video messages by prof. Javier Garcia Martinez, IUPAC President and by ISC President, Sir Peter Gluckman. In the session, thanks to the lectures of our colleagues Proff. Arbizzani, Fabbrizzi and Bella, the occasion will be designed to drive the public in an ideal trip from the roots of electrochemistry, opened by the great discovery of the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta, to the present and future of this field of chemistry, crucial to address the energy transition and climate change mitigation. In a following round table,  the DSCTM director, Prof. Armelao, and the chair of the IUPAC Committee for Chemical Research Applied to World Needs, Prof. Kerton, will discuss with the speakers on the role of chemistry and, in particular electrochemistry, for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The event will be organized in Como, birthplace of Alessandro Volta, on 24th October, but it will be possible to follow it online.

Attendance is free but registration is requested by October 23rd on the website


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