About professor Daniel Nocera

Professor Nocera is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers in renewable energy. His group has pioneered studies of the basic mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry. The group has recently succeeded in developing a solar fuels process that uses many of the elements of photosynthesis. Professor Nocera has now translated this science into ‘the artificial leaf’. This discovery sets the stage for a storage mechanism for the distributed deployment of solar energy.

About Gordon Goodman

Professor Gordon Goodman was the founding director of the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Stockholm Environment Institute. Against the background of the unique contributions of Gordon Goodman to global environmental issues, a lecture will be held annually in his honour.


13.30 Introduction – Anneli Sundin, Stockholm Environment Institute
13:35 Welcome – Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Anders Karlhede, Professor in Physics and deputy vice chancellor, Stockholm University
13.45 From the artificial leaf to the bionic leaf: a complete artificial photosynthesis – Professor Daniel Nocera
14.30 Scientific discussion facilitated by Lennart Bergström with:
• Daniel Nocera
• Tünde Fülop
• Sascha Ott
15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Panel debate moderated by SEIs Executive Director Johan Kuylenstierna with:
• Daniel Nocera
• Tünde Fülop
• Sascha Ott
• Sofie Allert
• Joseph Samec
16.50 Closing remarks – Bo Kjellén, SEI
17.00 Mingle and refreshments

The event will be web-streamed: Follow this link

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