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  1. PfFP Lecture 3: Energy and Power III

    26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

  2. 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.

  3. Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics

    18 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ken P. Chong

    One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in transformative and translational research. The transcendent technologies include nanotechnology,...

  4. 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...

  5. Renewable Energy Sources

    17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    This presentation in pictures describes possibilities and utilization of alternative (green) sources of energy. Many sources contributed in the creation of this presentation.vasileska.faculty.asu.eduNSF

  6. WALLA Lecture: Solar Cells

    05 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Richard J. Schwartz

  7. nanoHUB PhotoVoltaics Reference Zone

    27 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman

    Need information on the science of photovoltaics and solar cell technology? Find it here!The nanoHUB PhotoVoltaics Reference Zone is the right destination for finding general information about photovoltaic solar cell science and technology, as well as for viewing news articles and getting access...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. Pioneers in Energy Seminar Series

    01 Dec 2009 |

    This Purdue University, West Lafayette campus speaker series supports lectures & visits by leaders in the field of energy research with the goal of increasing understanding of specific energy challenges and building a stronger Purdue energy research community.

  11. Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Limited Fossil Fuel Future

    01 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Agrawal

    Rakesh Agrawal is a member and participated in the National Academy of Engineering Study on "Electricity from Renwable Resources." His lecture will be based on his independent work in the area of sustainable solutions.

  12. Renewable Solar Energy: Has the Sun Finally Risen on Photovoltaics?

    10 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark R. Pinto

    After a review of the overall renewable energy landscape,including the central role of economics, we present here the case thatPV is on the verge of becoming a major source of electrical powerthrough a principle similar to that which underlies the 50 year progressof IC technology - the reduction...

  13. 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)...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Sustainability: Less Talk - More Engineering

    27 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Larry L. Baxter

    In the last five years, sustainability and energy issues in general rose from obscurity to dominance in both the popular and technical press. In the process, the definitions, goals, and pathways seem to becoming more confused rather than more focused. This presentation discusses sustainability...

  17. Affordable Clean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities

    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...

  18. The Helios Talks

    25 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Ringgenberg, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman

    The energy problem is one of the most important issues that science and technology has to solve.The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Helios Project concentrates on renewable fuels, such as biofuels, and solar technologies, including a new generation of solar photovoltaic cells and the...

  19. Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology

    25 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jay D. Keasling

    Jay Keasling, Co-Leader of The Helios Project, is the Director of the Physical Biosciences Division at Berkeley Lab, and a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris...

  20. The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It

    13 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Steven Chu

    Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu talks about the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He proposes an aggressive research program to transform the existing and future energy systems of the world away from technologies that...