A3 seminar: ‘The End of Water As We Know It’
Seth Darling, director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne, will present “The End of Water As We Know It,” on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Argonne Guest House. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch. Hosted by the Argonne Alumni Association (A3), the event is open to all current and retired employees and members of the public.
To register for the seminar, email Dave Livengood and indicate if you will attend the presentation only or the presentation and lunch. Non-employees require a gate pass and should email Angie McKay by Monday, May 14 to request one.
Visit the Argonne Alumni Association website for additional information.
We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant, cheap and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact that over the next 35 years, the world’s demand for water will rise by 55 percent, and it’s no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century. So how can we reshape a better future for water? Seth Darling will discuss how we got to this point, what lies ahead, and what can be done now to respond and adapt.
Darling is director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne. He previously served as Strategy Leader for Solar Energy Systems at Argonne. His research at Argonne has included blending chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, and nanoscience to create and study materials for energy and water. With colleagues at Argonne, Darling invented a new materials synthesis technique called sequential infiltration synthesis, which has found applications in areas ranging from nanolithography to optical coatings to advanced sorbents and membranes.