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2020 / 2021 Highlight Seminar Series

Upcoming Highlight Seminars

The 2020/2021 Highlight Seminars Series will be held virtually on Zoom.

April 15 - Yang Shao-Horn

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TITLE: Towards identifying active environments in electrocatalysis

May 6 - Todd Brady

Director of Global Public Affairs and Sustainability for Intel Corporation
TITLE: Intel’s Sustainability Targets and Goals and Overall Sustainability Efforts in the IT and Data Industry

past seminars

March 25 - Chinedum Osuji

Eduardo D. Glandt Presidential Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Pennsylvania
TITLE: Applications of nanocomposites and functional polymers for clean energy and water generation

February 25 - Jane Flegal - Canceled

Program Officer, Environment Program at William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
TITLE: The Governance and Politics of Solar Geoengineering Research

December 3 - Robert Lempert

Principal researcher at the RAND Corporation
TITLE: Climate change and deep uncertainty – Can we manage the risks without knowing what they are?

November 19 - Dennis Whyte

Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center Hitachi America Professor of Engineering
MIT
TITLE: Accelerating Fusion Energy’s Development Through Innovation

October 15 - Adam Wierman

Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Executive Officer for Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Director, Information Science and Technology
Caltech
TITLE: Online Optimization & Energy

September 17 - Derek Lovley

Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts
TITLE: Protein Nanowires: Electrification of the Microbial World and Maybe Our Own