Pennergy Seminars
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Spring 2014 Seminars:

tsApril 7th, 2014
Ted Sargent
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
Seminar Title TBD

Mike Wasielewski
Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Integrated Molecular Systems for Artificial Photosynthesis


Fall 2013 Seminars:

jnNovember 11th, 2013 (12pm-1pm)
Jeffrey Neaton
Director, Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Physical Principles for Complex Energy Materials from ab initio Quantum Mechanics
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September 30th, 2013 (12pm-1pm)
Paolo Fornasiero
Professor of Physics
University of Trieste
Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Environmental Catalysis and Energy Related Applications



Spring 2013 Seminars:

philip kmi

April 29th, 2013 (12pm-1pm)
Philip Kim
Professor of Physics
Columbia University
Ultimate Limit of Resistivity in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
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gang chen

March 14th, 2013 (12pm-1pm)
Gang Chen
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Transport, Materials, and Applications
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Steve GreenbaumJanuary 14th, 2013 (12:00 - 1:30pm)
Steve Greenbaum
Professor of Physics
Hunter College (CUNY
Multinuclear Solid State NMR Studies of Materials Related toEnergy Conversion and Storage
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Spring 2012 Seminars:

Thursday, January 19, 2012
10:30 am - 12 pm (LRSM Auditorium, 3231 Walnut Street)
Professor Matt Doty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
"Materials at the Quantum Limit: Designing, Building and Understanding Nanostructured Semiconductors for Optoelectronic Applications"
[ MSE seminars link ]


Fred SharifiMonday, February 13, 2012
Fred Sharifi
Project Leader
Energy Research Group
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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Sharon Hammes-SchifferMonday, March 19, 2012
4:00PM Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room, Chemistry Bldg.
reception to follow
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion"
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Erich DornbergerFriday, March 30, 2012
10:30AM Towne Building, rm337
Dr. Erich Dornberger
Director, Application Engineering, Wacker Chemie AG
Burghausen, Germany
Special CBE Seminar
"Photovoltaics Will Become a Pillar of the Future Energy Supply"
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David J. NorrisThursday, April 5, 2012
4:00PM Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall
reception to follow
David J. Norris
Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory ETH Zürich, Zürich Switzerland
"Electronic Impurity Doping of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
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Robert H. SocolowMonday, April 23, 2012
10:00AM Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building (Seminar)
Robert H. Socolow
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University
"What Would We Do If We Took Climate Change Seriously?"
2:00PM Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Pennergy Panel)
reception to follow
[ flyer ]


Francis J. DiSalvoMonday, April 30, 2012
Frank DiSalvo
John A. Newman Professor
"Creating a Sustainable Future: What Role for Universities"
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Cornell University


Fall 2011 Seminars:

Avi GopsteinDecember 5, 2011, 12:00PM
Avi Gopstein, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
* change of location: Wu and Chen Auditorium in Levine Hall
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[ quadrennial report ]


Robert JaffeNovember 9, 2011, 4:00PM
Robert Jaffe, Jane and Otto Morningstar Professor of Physics
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Louis Brus November 7, 2011
Louis Brus
, Samuel Latham Mitchill Professor of Chemistry
Columbia University
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Dion VlachosOctober 24, 2011
Dion Vlachos
, Director of Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation and Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor
University of Delaware
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Christine M. ThomasSeptember 13, 2011, 4:00PM
Christine M. Thomas, Assistant Professor
Brandeis University
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Spring 2011 Seminars:

Supratik GuhaMay 2, 2011
Supratik Guha, Director, Physical Sciences Department
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY)
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Nate LewisMarch 1, 2011
Nate Lewis, California Institute of Technology
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[ Panel Discussion ]


Charles BlackFebruary 21, 2011
Charles Black, Brookhaven National Lab.


Mark RatnerJanuary 31, 2011
Mark Ratner, Northwestern University