Updated to May 26th, 2022 

Guest Event I

Updated to May 26th, 2022


Physics for Sustainable Development


September 19

Chair: Guglielmo FORTUNATO, CNR-IMM

Co-organized with

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Physics for Sustainable Development is a guest event connected to the celebrations of the Centenary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD), proclaimed by UNESCO for the 2022.

Sustainability is getting mandatory for the continuing human development, where living conditions and resources are used to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural system. Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary concept, including the Environmental, Health, Energy, Economic, and Socio-Cultural areas. In 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) set up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals, a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" and intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

Physics plays a key role in the achievement of the SGDs, in particular regarding the sustainability in the Environmental, Health and Energy areas. Among the specific themes that will be addressed by the speakers during the workshop are: biomedical technologies, green technologies, information technologies, smart cities, water conservation and wastewater, urban planning and transportation, renewable resources (solar, wind, geothermal), nuclear (fusion) energy. 

Monday 19 September
09:00 - 09:30
Guglielmo FORTUNATO, Italian delegate, IUPAP & CNR-IMM
Michel SPIRO, President, IUPAP
Stefano FANTONI, General Secretary for Administrative Affairs, IUPAP
Welcome Greetings
09:30 - 10:00 Aldo DI CARLO - CV
CNR-ISM & University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics
DI CARLO Aldo 2022
10:00 - 10:30 Stefania PRIVITERA - CV
CNR-IMM, Italy
Green Solar Fuels: Hydrogen and Ammonia

10:30 - 11:00 Daniela FARINA - CV
Status and perspectives of controlled thermonuclear fusion research

Climate change and natural hazards 
11:30 - 12:00 Angelo VULPIANI - CV
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
The Climate as Problem in Theoretical Physics

VULPIANI Angelo 2022
 12:00 - 12:30 Simona BORDONI - CV
University of Trento, Italy
Future projections of regional climate change: challenges and perspectives
 12:30 - 13:00 Roberto BATTISTON - CV
University of Trento, Italy
Satellite constellations observatories for geohazards monitoring and early warning applications

light lunch
Microelectronics, Photonics and Information technologies
14:00 - 14:30 Fabrizio ROCCAFORTE - CV
CNR-IMM, Italy
Sustainability with energy efficient wide band gap semiconductors power devices

ROCCAFORTE Fabrizio 2022
 14:30 - 15:00 Valeria BRAGAGLIA - CV
IBM Research Europe-Zurich, Switzerland
Brain Inspired Computing for the post Von-Neumann Era

BRAGAGLIA Valeria 2022
 15:00 - 15:30 Oleg MUKHANOV - CV
Highly Energy-Efficient Superconducting Quantum and Classical Information Processing

MUKHANOV Oleg 2022
New Materials for sustainable development
 16:00 - 16:30 Oliver GUTFLEISCH - CV
TU Darmstadt, Germany
The Energy transition is a material transition

 16:30 - 17:00 Federico ROSEI - CV
INRS, Canada
Sustainable Development: A contradiction in terms?

ROSEI Federico 2022
 17:00 - 17:30 Giuliana IMPELLIZZERI - CV
CNR-IMM, Italy
Selective removal of pharmaceuticals from water by nanomaterials for a sustainable development

IMPELLIZZERI Giuliana 2022


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