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Friday, August 25, 2017

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

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Tetrahedral Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Inorganic Materials

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have resurfaced as functional inorganic materials for their diverse applications including transistor-type devices, sensors, and hydrogen evolution catalysis. We present a more recent category of layered materials we term tetrahedral transition metal chalcogenides (TTMCs) that display different functional behavior from TMDs. These layered TTMCs are built of...   More >

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Science@Cal

Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.

Whiskey profiles and capturing CO2