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3rd International Workshop on Solar Energy for Sustainability
“Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis: Advances in Solar Fuels and Photovoltaics”
In Honour of the 70th Birthday of Professor Michael Graetzel


The 3rd International Workshop on Solar Energy for Sustainability “Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis: Advances in Solar Fuels and Photovoltaics” In Honour of the 70th Birthday of Professor Michael Graetzel is jointly organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies and Solar Fuels Lab (School of Materials Science & Engineering and Energy Research Institute) at NTU, with sponsorship from the Lee Foundation.


This workshop brings together world leading scientists actively involved in understanding the natural biological processes associated with solar energy capture, storage and utilisation with those directing their efforts at creating technological systems for energy generation using sunlight as the power source.


Among the speakers was Nobel Prize winners Professor John Walker. He will be appointed as the Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Professors in relation to his visits.

 

  Professor Sir John Ernest Walker

Professor Sir John Ernest Walker will deliver his talk “New features of ATP synthases”. He is an English chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997 with the American chemist Paul D. Boyer for their elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate. They also shared the prize with Danish chemist Jens C. Skou for research unrelated to theirs (Discovery of the Na+/K+-ATPase).

He is currently the director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (formerly the Dunn Human Nutrition Unit) in Cambridge, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.


 

 

 

 

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