Argonne OutLoud: ‘From Atoms to Clean Energy Technologies’
Scientist Maria Chan (NST) will present “From Atoms to Clean Energy Technologies” Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Argonne National Laboratory, Bldg. 240 TCS Conference Center, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL. This lecture is free and open to the public. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
Advanced registration is required.
Reception and scientific poster/display session: 6:30-7 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A: 7-8 p.m.
People eagerly anticipate greater environmental benefits from advances in clean energy technologies, such as advanced batteries for electric cars and thin-film solar cells. Optimizing these technologies for peak performance requires an atomic-level understanding of the designer materials used to make them.
But how is that achieved?
In her talk, “From Atoms to Clean Energy Technologies,” Maria Chan will explain how computer modeling is used to investigate and even predict how materials behave and change, and how researchers use this information to help improve their performance. She will also discuss the open questions, challenges and future strategies for using computation to advance energy materials.
About the Presenter
Maria Chan is an assistant scientist at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials and a fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne to advance science through innovative computational approaches.