Adapting current energy systems to reduce fossil fuel dependence and minimize impacts on climate, environment, and health is the grand challenge we face today. New materials are of crucial importance for meeting this goal. Materials are central to every energy technology, and advances in materials science can help raise energy efficiencies and resolve emissions problems. Harvard researchers work across disciplines to develop sustainable energy science technologies to ultimately address global climate challenges and reduce energy costs.
May 1, 2013
"Catalyzing Key Chemical Transformations for Renewable, Sustainable Energy"
Thomas Jaramillo, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
March 13, 2013
"Material Challenges for Clean Electric Vehicle Applications"
Jin Suntivich, HUCE Ziff Environmental Fellow
Friday, September 2
"The Inverse Problem in Materials Theory: Given a Target Property, Find the Structure"
Dr. Alex Zunger, Chancellor Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Friday, April 29
"Energy and Environment Nanomaterials"
Yi Cui, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Friday, March 11
"Nanoporous Black Silicon by Liquid Etch: Optics, Photovoltaics and Photoelectrochemistry"
Howard Branz, Principal Scientist in the National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory