Strategy workshops: Energy Technologies and Materials

Event Dates: 2021-10-07 to 2021-10-24   

In the context of the MAX IV process of developing a science-driven Strategy and Roadmap to guide our development during the period of 2023–2030, we are organizing DearasdStrategy workshops to solicit community input to finalize the full strategy in the spring of 2022.

We warmly invite you to the series of virtual half-day workshops combined under the “Energy Technologies and Materials” umbrella. The workshops will take place in September and October, and we invite everyone who is interested in contributing to corresponding section of the strategy document to participate in the workshops.

The meeting aims to collect contributions from various stakeholders, for example, representatives of Swedish universities, research institutions, international research communities, industry, as well as from MAX IV, regarding the “Energy Technologies and Materials” section of the strategy document. All contributions will be collected in an evolving attachment to the Strategy document, which will serve as basis for the next version of “Energy Technologies and Materials” section. In addition, we hope to select contributions to the forward-looking section with the same name on the 33rdMAX IV user meeting that will take place during 25-27 October 2021.

As part of this workshop, we strongly encourage members of the user community to share their input on this topic. This may be achieved by highlighting the grand challenges of importance during the next decade and scientific strategies or via the proposal of a new beamline or end station/sample delivery systems.

If you have any questions regarding the strategy process, Energy section of the strategy document or workshops, please contact 

NOTE! The dates for some of the workshops listed below are still under discussion and some of the programs are currently under development. Thus, the information below might be changing as the time goes.


Workshop Bioenergy Technologies

Organisers: Nils Skoglund (UmU)

WHEN: October 7



9:00  – 9:15 Introduction

9:15  – 10:15 Long talks

9:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Short talks

11:30 – 12:00 Round table discussion

12:00 – 12:15 Conclusions



Workshop Energy Storage

Organisers: Aleksandar Matic (ChU)






Workshop Alternative and Future Energy Technologies

Organisers: Joydeep Dutta (KTH)



Past Workshops


Workshop Photovoltaics and related materials

Organisers: Håkan Rensmo (UU), Ute Cappel (KTH)

WHEN: September 8, 9-12:15


Please Register –


9:00  – 9:10        Martin Stankovski, Andrey Shavorskiy, MAX IV – Introduction: Strategy Roadmap process and the aim of the workshop
9:10  – 10: 20     Sam Stranks, Cambridge – Perovskite PV/LED materials and future directions

Feng Gao, Linköping University – Organic solar cells now and in the future

Natalia Martin, Uppsala University – Thin film solar cell

10.20 -10.30      Break
10:30 – 11:00

Gerrit Boschloo, Uppsala University – Dye-sensitized solar cells

Lukas Hrachowina, Lund University – Nanowire tandem solar cells

Eva Unger, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Lund University  – Solar cell function and space

11:00 – 11:45     Round table discussion
11:45- 12:15      Summary and Conclusions



Workshop Energy Conversion: Thermal- and  Electrocatalysis

Organisers: Edvin Lundgren (LU), Sergey Koroidov (SU)

WHEN: September 10, 9-12:15



9:00  – 9:15 Martin StankovskiAndrey Shavorskiy; MAX IV; Introduction: MAX IV Strategy and Roadmap Process

9:15  – 9:45 Anders Nilsson; Stockholm University; “Thermal catalysis to reduce CO2 and N2 probed with high-pressure XPS”

9:45  – 10:15 Jakob Kibsgaard; Technical University of Denmark;  “Electrocatalysis for sustainable energy conversion”

9:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 10:45 Gary Steven Harlow; University of Copenhagen; “Model electrochemical interfaces for energy conversion”

10:45 – 11:00  Christopher Goodwin; Stockholm University;  “Above ‘ambient pressure’ in XPS” 

11:00 – 11:15 Eduardo Gracia; Umeå University; “Molybdenum-based Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production: Looking for the right mixture”

11:15 – 11:30 Magnus Skoglundh; Chalmers University of Technology; “Catalysis for reducing greenhouse gases”

11:30 – 12:00 Round table discussion

12:00 – 12:15 Conclusions