Bridging the Gap Between Large and Small: Thermofluids and Nanoengineering for the Water-Energy Nexus
05 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Nanomaterial self-assembly techniques can be guided by thermofluids designs to make macro-scale membrane systems with photonic properties for catalysis and solar distillation.
K-12 Educational Module on Sustainability: What's Inside a Hard Drive?
20 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Congying Wang
This lesson is originally designed as an outreach activity for high school students, and it can be easily transformed and integrated into current K-12 courses. In this educational module, students will learn the concepts of sustainability, electronics wastes (e-wastes), and life cycles via the...
Can We Save Lives with Thermodynamics? Nanoengineering and Thermofluids for the Water-Food-Energy Nexus
27 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Warsinger
Climate change, degrading water resources, and economic and population growth are increasing the need for new science and technologies at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. In enabling new and improved technologies to tackle these issues, new nanomaterials designed with systems-level thermodynamics...
Tailoring Biomass to Fit the Biofuels Pipeline
10 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Maureen McCann, Nicholas C. Carpita
Second-generation biofuels will be derived from lignocellulosic biomass using biological catalysts to convert the carbon in plant cell wall polysaccharides to ethanol or other biofuels. The Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) is a DOE-funded Energy Frontier...
Inclusion of Sustainability Aspects in Technician and Undergraduate Education Programs
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Deb Newberry, Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education
Energy and Sustainability Challenges
21 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter B. Littlewood
This talk will take a physicist's perspective on some of the energy and sustainability challenges faced by the planet. I will stress the need for thinking using robust principles to guide the investigation. These include: to realise that global sum rules are much more reliable than...