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Thursday, December 4, 2014

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Matthew Kanan of Stanford University

Dr. Matthew Kanan, Prof. of Chemistry at Stanford University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 12/4 entitled, "Heterogeneous Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Recycling."

 

Abstract:

Controlling the atmospheric CO2 concentration may ultimately require "recycling" CO2 into liquid fuels and commodity chemicals using renewable energy as the power source. This prospect presents an enormous synthetic chemistry challenge with unique constraints imposed by the scale of the current carbon infrastructure. In this talk, I will describe our development of novel heterogeneous catalysts that electrochemically reduce CO2 under ambient conditions to produce valuable oxygenates including formate, acetate, ethanol, and propanol. We have developed a class of catalysts that we call "oxidederived" nanocrystalline metals. These materials are prepared by reducing metal oxide precursors to form continuous networks of interconnected metal nanocrystals with a high density of grain boundaries. The process of metal oxide reduction kinetically traps metastable structures with unique catalytic properties. Oxide-derived metals enable a two-step synthesis of higher alcohols and carboxylates through a CO intermediate. For the production of formate, we have developed “electro-hydrogenation” catalysts that operate at potentials close to the thermodynamic minimum. These examples highlight the advantages of low-temperature electrochemical conversions for CO2 recycling.

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Matthew Kanan of Stanford University

Dr. Matthew Kanan, Prof. of Chemistry at Stanford University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 12/4 entitled, "Heterogeneous Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Recycling."

 

Abstract:

Controlling the atmospheric CO2 concentration may ultimately require "recycling" CO2 into liquid fuels and commodity chemicals using renewable energy as the power source. This prospect presents an enormous synthetic chemistry challenge with unique constraints imposed by the scale of the current carbon infrastructure. In this talk, I will describe our development of novel heterogeneous catalysts that electrochemically reduce CO2 under ambient conditions to produce valuable oxygenates including formate, acetate, ethanol, and propanol. We have developed a class of catalysts that we call "oxidederived" nanocrystalline metals. These materials are prepared by reducing metal oxide precursors to form continuous networks of interconnected metal nanocrystals with a high density of grain boundaries. The process of metal oxide reduction kinetically traps metastable structures with unique catalytic properties. Oxide-derived metals enable a two-step synthesis of higher alcohols and carboxylates through a CO intermediate. For the production of formate, we have developed “electro-hydrogenation” catalysts that operate at potentials close to the thermodynamic minimum. These examples highlight the advantages of low-temperature electrochemical conversions for CO2 recycling.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Jacquiline Cole of the University of Cambridge

Dr. Jacquiline Cole, Head of the Structure &; Dynamics group at Cambridge University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 1/15.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Jacquiline Cole of the University of Cambridge

Dr. Jacquiline Cole, Head of the Structure &; Dynamics group at Cambridge University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 1/15.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Mark Hersam of Northwestern University

Dr. Mark Hersam, of the Materials Sciences Department at Northwestern University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 2/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Mark Hersam of Northwestern University

Dr. Mark Hersam, of the Materials Sciences Department at Northwestern University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 2/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Justin Johnson of NREL

Dr. Justin Johnson, of NREL, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 3/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Justin Johnson of NREL

Dr. Justin Johnson, of NREL, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 3/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Tanja Cuk of UC Berkeley

Dr. Tanja Cuk, of the Chemistry department at UC Berkeley, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 3/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Tanja Cuk of UC Berkeley

Dr. Tanja Cuk, of the Chemistry department at UC Berkeley, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 3/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, September 3, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Rachel Segalman of UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Rachel Segalman, of the Chemical Engineering Department department at UC Santa Barbara, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 9/3.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Rachel Segalman of UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Rachel Segalman, of the Chemical Engineering Department department at UC Santa Barbara, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 9/3.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Luis Campos of Columbia University

Dr. Luis Campos, of the Chemistry Department at Columbia University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 10/1.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Luis Campos of Columbia University

Dr. Luis Campos, of the Chemistry Department at Columbia University, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 10/1.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, November 5, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Aaron Appel of PNNL

Dr. Aaron Appel, of PNNL, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 11/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Aaron Appel of PNNL

Dr. Aaron Appel, of PNNL, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 11/5.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Yogi Surendranath of MIT

Dr. Yogi Surendranath, of the Chemistry Department at MIT, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 12/3.

 

Abstract:

TBD

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Ryan Hall 2190 Campus Drive Ryan 4003 Evanston, IL 60208

ANSER Center Seminar - Dr. Yogi Surendranath of MIT

Dr. Yogi Surendranath, of the Chemistry Department at MIT, will deliver an ANSER seminar on 12/3.

 

Abstract:

TBD

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