UK-China Joint PhD Conference
Belfast, UK / Tianjin, China, 16-17 November 2021 (Online Conference)
A large amount of carbon emissions and the resulting greenhouse effect are believed to be closely related to extreme weather and atmospheric environment.
Since the second industrial revolution, the extensive use of fossil energy has led to a sharp increase in CO2 in the atmosphere. With the holding of the International Climate Conference and the recognition of this topic by the international community, reducing carbon emissions and controlling global warming has become an important topic in the 21st century. Many countries have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality, or carbon zero, by the middle of the 21st century in order to cope with the intensifying climate change. There are a large number of research and technical challenges that need to be solved urgently, including the use of sustainable energy, carbon capture, carbon utilization, carbon storage and so on.
As the actual performer of scientific research, Ph.D. students will take up the important task of achieving zero carbon in the future. We look forward to calling on young researchers from the international community to contribute their talents and creativity through this conference. More importantly, we hope to exercise the academic expression and communication skills of young researchers by creating such an opportunity. We hope this conference will help everyone to establish contacts and cooperate with each other in the future.
- Develop awareness of the current state-of-the-art of research in all areas for peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality in energy systems, including carbon footprint calculation, renewable energy integration, energy-saving, carbon capture utilization, and storage;
- Identify roadblocks that must be resolved to peak carbon emission and achieve carbon neutrality in China and UK;
- Identify open problems in the theoretical framework of engineering and scientific approaches for Carbon zero;
- Identify promising approaches that may yield significant advances in the theoretical framework;
- Establish and reinforce international collaboration and collaboration between academia and industry;
- Discuss educational needs and methods;
- Develop a strategy for the research community as a whole to accelerate the development and implementation of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality.
ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.
Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, and became an independent university in 1908, QUB is ranked 200 in the world today (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). Queen's University is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.
Tianjin University is the first institution of higher education in China, pioneering the development of modern Chinese higher education.
Its history can be traced back to Peiyang University, which was founded on October 2, 1895, and renamed Tianjin University in September 1951. In 1959, Tianjin University was appointed as one of the National Key Universities by the government, and in 2000 was selected as one of the high-level research universities to be supported by Project 985. Tianjin University aims to be an international, world-class, comprehensive research university, making great contributions to the social and economic development of China and the advancement of world civilization.