Because the focus is on the frontiers of research and not the intricacies of what is known, NGenE graduate students and postdocs are among the brightest in their fields. The program challenges lecturers and participants to identify the most important questions for next generation research and to design innovative experimental and theoretical approaches to answer these questions. Therefore, participants are expected to absorb and exchange information at a high level. Relevant questions include:
What are the most important unsolved issues in a given area of electrochemistry?
What do we know for each part and how do we know it- from experiment, from simulation, from intuition, from speculation?
What do we want to know but do not know, and how we would go about finding it out – from next generation experiment, simulation or a synergy of the two?
What intuition or experience guides our speculation about what could happen?