Date: December 14, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Maeder Hall
Seth Darling, of Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, will speak on “Water Technologies by Interface Engineering: Purification and Pollution Remediation” as part of the 2017/2018 Highlight Seminar Series at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.
Driven by climate change, population growth, development, urbanization, and other factors, water crises represent the greatest global risk in the coming decades. All sectors of society rely inherently on reliable supplies of clean water, and current practices are not sustainable. New technologies will be a central piece of the solution to this complex situation, opening up non-traditional water sources to expand supply. In this presentation, Dr. Darling will lay out the challenges and present several examples of work in his group aimed at cleaning water with minimal energy and financial cost.
Seth B. Darling is the Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory, which is a joint institute with the University of Chicago. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Physical Chemistry, he joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Glenn Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division. Following his postdoc, Darling became a staff scientist in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne. His group’s research centers around molecular engineering with a particular emphasis on advanced materials for water treatment and renewable energy. He has published over 100 scientific articles, holds several patents, is a co-author of a popular book intended for general audiences debunking climate skeptic myths, and lectures widely on topics related to energy, water, and climate.
The 2017/2018 Highlight Seminars Series will be held on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Maeder Hall at the Andlinger Center. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon in the auditorium lobby of Maeder Hall.