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Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices
21 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gary Cheng
Production costs, module conversion efficiencies, and adoption in commercial rooftops continue to be the most critical issues for solar energy technology.The industry continuously seeks technologies that offer scalable and high speed solar device production to replace costly conventional...
Dynmical Models for Thermopower
19 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Giulio Casati
Dynamical nonlinear systems provide a new approach to the old problem of increasing the efficiency of thermoelectric machines. Here we discuss stylized models of classical dynamics, including non interacting complex molecules in an ergodic billiard, a disordered hardpoint gas and systems with...
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.
Energy Biofuels: An Even Better Alternative to Oil
10 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Maureen McCann
Aluminum-Rich Bulk Alloys: an Energy Storage Material for Splitting Water to Make Hydrogen Gas on Demand
The two major barriers to realizing a viable large-scale hydrogen economy are hydrogen storage and economically viable “green” hydrogen production. The current two preferred methods of hydrogen...
PfFP Lecture 39: Future of Nuclear Energy in the US - Debate
17 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 12: Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactors and Atomic Bombs II
14 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 13: Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactors and Atomic Bombs III
10 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 1: Energy and Power I
26 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 2: Energy and Power II
PfFP Lecture 3: Energy and Power III
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.
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...
Transformative Power Semiconductor Technologies to Impact 21st Century Energy Economy, and Space and Defense Electronics
22 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Krishna Shenai
This talk will focus on advanced power semiconductor materials, devices, circuits and systems that are needed in order to address this daunting challenge. Specifically we will discuss emerging silicon and wide bandgap materials and power devices, heterogeneous chip-scale power integration,...
Jul 12 2010
Illinois 2010 Biosensing-Bioactuation (BSBA) Summer Institute
Introductory Seminars on What is Nanotechnology?
06 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
A collection of presentations which answer an aspect of the question "What is nano?"
Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge
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02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Brian D. Wirth
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological challenges involved in generating nuclear power and dealing safely with the by-products.