September 26, 2023
Professor Liang Feng has been selected as a Scialog Fellow for Negative Emission Science (NES). This noteworthy initiative is a joint venture co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Additional backers include the Climate Pathfinders Foundation, ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Thistledown Foundation.
The fourth conference of this series is slated for November 15-18, 2023, in Tucson, AZ. It provides a platform where experts converge to address the existing challenges, bridge gaps in knowledge, and foster collaborations. Integral to the event is the ideation of high-risk, high-reward projects, resulting from the innovative discussions at the conference. Central to the conference's mission is to catalyze advancements in fundamental science. Such advancements are crucial to evolving technologies for the efficient, affordable, and scalable removal of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
The term "Scialog" combines "science" and "dialog". Established by RCSA in 2010, Scialog focuses on early-career researchers passionate about collaborative, high-risk research for greenhouse gas removal, utilization, and sequestration. The first NES meeting was convened in 2020. These meetings draw in early-career Scialog Fellows and distinguished experts. The objective is clear: pinpoint challenges, celebrate breakthroughs, and cultivate teams dedicated to these goals. A unique aspect of the conference is the rapid proposal drafting by Scialog Fellows, who prepare proposals on-the-spot to vie for project funding stemming from their discussions.