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Charge 4.0: from smartphone battery to energy transition

Will lithium-ion batteries and autonomous energy grids become a fixture in every home and city, and is renewable energy here to stay? Why does energy education appear promising, and what specialties will be highly sought after 10 or 15 years from now?

At the lecture, Skoltech professor Petr Vorobev will share some insights into the global trends of the industry and household uses of electrical systems. Professor Andrei Osiptsov will talk about the climate-related background and technological diversity of Energy 4.0.

And, most importantly, we will present Skoltech’s MSc and PhD programs, admission and selection procedures, learning process, and opportunities for recent graduates.

Join the lecture to learn more about:

  • global trends in the energy sector, country-specific realities, and global development prospects,
  • sustainable development and ESG,
  • the purpose of and climate-related reasons for energy transition,
  • Skoltech’s state of the art in energy storage, including low-temperature and solid-state lithium-ion batteries and their sodium-ion alternatives,
  • Skoltech’s dedicated educational offerings and admission to tuition-free programs.

About the speakers

Petr Vorobev, an assistant professor at Skoltech, earned his Ph.D. degree from the L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP RAS) in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, he did postdoctoral research at ITP RAS and held the position of deputy head of the Chair of Physics and Technology of Nanostructures at the MIPT Department of General and Applied Physics. Starting from 2014, he participated in establishing the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST). From 2015 to 2018, Petr worked as a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests span a broad range of topics from dynamics and stability of energy systems and advanced frequency regulation methods to micro energy systems and synchronized vector measurements in power grids.

Andrei Osiptsov, full professor and director of the Skoltech Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG, earned his Doctor of Physics and Mathematics degree from the Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of SB RAS in 2017. From 2005 to 2016, he worked at the Schlumberger Moscow Research Center where he started as an intern and worked his way up to research program manager and principal research scientist, actively developing new technologies for the oilfield services industry. Andrei joined Skoltech in 2016. In 2018, he created a joint research laboratory with Gazprom Neft STC to develop technologies covering the full life cycle of an oil or gas well. As director of the Project Center focusing on decarbonization and green finance, Andrei is working on new technologies for sustainable development.

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