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UK-China Workshop on the Electrification of Road Transport (WERT18), 17-20 December 2018

Call for participants to UK-China Workshop on the Electrification of Road Transport (WERT18), 17-20 December 2018

About the Workshop

Workshop website:

Early-career researchers my be interested in this workshop on the electrification of road transport to be held in China during December 2018.

The workshop is supported under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and will take place in Tianjin on 17-20 December 2018.

The workshop is coordinated by Heriot-Watt, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and Tianjin University. For more information on the workshop and to express your interest, contact: or or

The ‘British Council Researcher Links’ program provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. If you are an early career researcher you can participate in the workshop and to present your research in the form of short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. The focus of the workshop is building links for future collaborations and participants.

Workshop Objectives

The workshop aims to bring together China and UK researchers working in different but complementary areas who would not normally interact, to communicate with each other on the focus of electric revolution for zero-emission road transport in response to the challenges pressed on the automotive industries to deliver zero-emission road transport technologies, reflected by the recent 2040-petrol-diesel-car-ban in UK and China's clean air obligation policy.  

Costs of Participation

 The British Council and the NSFC will cover all costs related to your participation in the workshop including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and subsistence, costs associated with visas and travel insurance.

Apply to Attend

To download a copy of the Programme and to apply to attend, please click here or download an application form here and return it to Dr Jin Xuan via by 15 September 2018

 Image used copyright ITS International. See also Using Electrivcity to Power Road Freight here  


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