Human resources for future alternative-energy research

David Cahen, Gitti L. Frey, Arie Zaban

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The deficit of top scientists pursuing alternative energy (AE)-oriented research is a major problem in meeting the global energy challenge. This paucity has the potential to self-proliferate, as a limited core of experienced researchers will encourage a limited group of talented students and post-docs to seek research opportunities in AE research. To discontinue this pattern, a selected group of 24 of the nation's top, final-year PhD students from all areas of physical, life, and engineering sciences, assembled in a Galilee mountain location, along with 20 senior Israeli and foreign scientists, who are all experts in various aspects of AE. The meeting also included seminars that made students aware of, and knowledgeable about, the energy challenges and related worldwide scientific research. The seminar also allowed them to form their own opinions about directions for fruitful avenues of research for possible new approaches to AE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93
Number of pages1
JournalNature Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


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