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Affordable Clean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities
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20 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Hukam C. Mongia
The technical presentation is built around the August 9th 2008 ABC News/Planet Green/Stanford Poll on Environment/Energy in which the majority of the people polled expressed support for the following ideas: increase fuel efficiency standards, allowing drilling offshore, people and businesses are...
Aluminum: a safe, economical, high energy density material for energy storage, transport and splitting water to make hydrogen on demand
30 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
In 1968, a team lead by the author discovered that liquid gallium saturated with aluminum at room temperature would split water into hydrogen gas, alumina and heat. More recently his current team has discovered that bulk, solid Al rich alloys will also split water in the same manner. Since 1)...
Competing Policy Choices at the Intersection of Energy and Climate Change – An Engineer’s Role
03 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Suresh V. Garimella
I will explore the tension between the seemingly contradictory but equally critical needs of energy security and climate change mitigation, and discuss the potential of renewable sources. I will highlight the role of engineers and scientists in informing this confusing policy landscape.
Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
08 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan W. Boudouris
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are of great interest due to their promise of providing flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive alternatives to their currently-used inorganic counterparts. However, large-scale implementation of these modules has been hampered due to their relatively low power...
Economic Factors on the Modern Photovoltaic Market
16 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gregory T. Forcherio
Photovoltaic research is heavily driven by market demand and "green-energy" hopes of the future. Commercial and utility level thin film photovoltaic systems have almost reached grid parity worldwide, but the residential market, mainly comprised of crystalline and polycrystalline...
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a...
Energy Biofuels: An Even Better Alternative to Oil
10 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Maureen McCann
Energy Innovations in the 21st Century: Role of ARPA-E
13 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
We are living through a Sputnik moment in our nation’s history, where we have witnessed multiple wake up calls with regards to the need for innovating in energy technologies. ARPA-E was created to address this need by investing in high-risk/high-impact projects, with a mission to: (i) reduce...
How Chemical Engineers Will Save the World
26 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: William F. Banholzer
The world is facing massive challenges brought on by population growth, economic meltdowns, and environmental constraints. Scientific solutions are needed now more than ever. In this seminar, an overview of certain mega trends is presented – emphasizing how the skills possessed by chemical...
Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 25: Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar Energy
29 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh
Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar EnergyTopics: Approaches: Breathing Membrane Continuous Operation Fuel Cell Water Management ElectroKinetic Nanobattery EDL Capacitators Laminar Flow Based Micro Fuel Cells The Energy in Sunlight Solar Energy Utilization Discovery of photovoltaic effect...
Innovations and a Sustainable Energy Future
29 Dec 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
Keynote speech for the 2010 Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) National Conference.
Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass
01 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Michael R. Ladisch
Report on the National Academies’ America’s Energy Future Study 2009.
Nano Solutions to Our Impending Energy Crisis
17 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
In this talk we review some of the advances in nanoscale energy conversion devices and discuss about the challenges and opportunities to provide a clean energy infrastructure. Couple of examples from solar and thermoelectric materials, devices and systems will be given and the scale of the...
Nano*High: Got Plastic? What Saran Wrap & Renewable Energy Generation Have in Common
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Rachel Segalman, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Rachel Segalman is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist at LBNL.Nano*HighThe Molecular FoundryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryNano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences for...
Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight
13 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: A. Paul Alivisatos
Professor Paul Alivisatos introduces the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He discusses how Helios Project researchers use nanotechnology in the efficient capture of sunlight, and its conversion to electricity to...
PfFP Lecture 11: Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactors and Atomic Bombs I
08 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I
26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 26: Climate Change I
14 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 27: Climate Change II - Debate
PfFP Lecture 28: Climate Change III