Invited Speakers

Here is a full list of confirmed invited speakers and chairs, please check back periodically for updates and additional speakers.

Welcome from the IOP President

Keynote Presentation

Physics and the Green Economy - Opening Panel Discussion

The BIG Green Tech Pitches

Climate change – the Physics in predicting the future 

Achieving real Net zero

Net Zero - Physics solutions to environmental issues

Physics Technologies for Green Energy

  • Rob Arnold, Lead Technical Advisor on Net-Zero Energy Innovation, BEIS
  • Julian Leslie, Head of Networks, ESO - National Grid, UK
  • Sam WilliamsWind Energy Analyst, RWE Renewables
  • Sophie Macfarlane-Smith, Head of Customer Business – Rolls-Royce SMR
  • Paul Nevitt, Science and Technology Director, NNL, UK
  • John Eghan, Regional Lead, Progressive Energy 

Practical Challenges

  • Sam Bartlett, NPL
  • George Koutsourakis, NPL
  • Robin Morris, Royce Institute
  • Emma Richardson, NPL

Quantum Computing and AI: Solutions or Problems for the Green Economy

Combustion and its role in the transition to net zero carbon emissions

  • Alex Taylor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • N. Swaminathan, Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Jacqueline H Chen, Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facility, USA
  • Euan G. Nisbet,  Royal Holloway, University of London

A just and fair energy transition –inclusive solutions to net zero in industry and research 

Sustainability challenges in magnetic and polymeric materials

Key dates

Registration deadline (in-person only):

12 November 2021

Late registration deadline (Online only):

Until full


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