May 1, 2013 – "Catalyzing key chemical transformations for renewable, sustainable energy" with Thomas Jaramillo, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford UniversityAn Energy Materials at Harvard lecture. Prof. Jaramillo's research group investigates chemical transformations in energy. More specifically, they study the chemistry and physics of materials as they relate to catalyzing chemical reactions of interest. Generally speaking, they study two types of reactions: those that convert water and CO2 into fuels and chemicals utilizing renewable energy (e.g. solar or wind), and those that convert those fuels back into usable energy in the form of electricity.