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February 1, 2012

Experts in energy research and leaders in renewable energy industries will be featured speakers in the Andlinger Center’s 2011-2012 Highlight Seminar Series.  Topics will range from chemical conversions that result in hydrocarbon and liquid fuels to the capture of wind and solar energies.  Each seminar will take place at 4:30 PM in Friend Center 006 and will be followed by a reception with the speaker.  Individual notices will also be posted prior to each seminar.  The upcoming speakers, topics, and dates are:

11/15/11: Ali Shakouri, Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University (Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery Applications and for Microrefrigeration)

11/23/11: Jean-Marie Tarascon, Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Materials/Synthesis Approaches for Developing Sustainable Li-ion Batteries for Energy Storage)

2/9/12: James Miller, Sandia National Laboratories (Solar Thermochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide and Water to Hydrocarbon Fuels)

3/6/12: Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University (Nanostructured Thermoelectrics)

4/5/12: David Berry, Flagship Ventures (Biocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Liquid Fuels)

4/19/12: Pratima Rangarajan, Vestas Technology (Wind Energy.. the Journey)

5/10/12: David Eaglesham, First Solar, Inc. (Challenges for the Photovoltaic Industry)