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Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ANSER Center 2014 Symposium - Keynote Address

ANSER celebrates its seventh annual Symposium with a Keynote address from Center and ISEN director Prof. Michael Wasielewski.

 

Abstract:

Solar fuels have enormous potential to furnish carbon‐neutral energy to satisfy the expected doubling of global energy requirements over the next 50 years. They can potentially provide near‐term liquid fuels that can enable nations to take full economic advantage of existing infrastructure, while delivering a clear path toward new fuels for the future. The major challenge lies in the fact that the science and engineering necessary to establish a viable solar fuels industry remains at best undeveloped and at worst non‐existent. Natural photosynthesis is carried out by organized assemblies of photoreceptors and catalysts within proteins that provide specifically tailored environments to optimize solar energy conversion. Artificial photosynthetic systems for practical solar fuels production must be robust systems that collect light energy, separate charge, and transport charge to catalytic sites where fuel formation will occur. The main goal of current research is the development of efficient, cost‐effective artificial photosynthetic systems to capture sunlight that are integrated with high performance catalysts for water splitting and reduction of carbon dioxide to liquid fuels. The development of these technologies requires solving major scientific, technical, systems, and economic challenges.

 

Questions? Contact r-hirsch@ northwestern.edu or call 7-4910.

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion 2200 Campus Drive Pancoe Auditorium Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.anser.northwestern.edu/news_events/anse...

ANSER Center 2014 Symposium - Keynote Address

ANSER celebrates its seventh annual Symposium with a Keynote address from Center and ISEN director Prof. Michael Wasielewski.

 

Abstract:

Solar fuels have enormous potential to furnish carbon‐neutral energy to satisfy the expected doubling of global energy requirements over the next 50 years. They can potentially provide near‐term liquid fuels that can enable nations to take full economic advantage of existing infrastructure, while delivering a clear path toward new fuels for the future. The major challenge lies in the fact that the science and engineering necessary to establish a viable solar fuels industry remains at best undeveloped and at worst non‐existent. Natural photosynthesis is carried out by organized assemblies of photoreceptors and catalysts within proteins that provide specifically tailored environments to optimize solar energy conversion. Artificial photosynthetic systems for practical solar fuels production must be robust systems that collect light energy, separate charge, and transport charge to catalytic sites where fuel formation will occur. The main goal of current research is the development of efficient, cost‐effective artificial photosynthetic systems to capture sunlight that are integrated with high performance catalysts for water splitting and reduction of carbon dioxide to liquid fuels. The development of these technologies requires solving major scientific, technical, systems, and economic challenges.

 

Questions? Contact r-hirsch@ northwestern.edu or call 7-4910.

Friday, May 23, 2014

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ANSER Center 2014 Symposium

Dear Friends of ANSER,


The ANSER Center and ISEN are proud to host the 7th ANSER Solar Energy Symposium on May 22-23, 2014 on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Please mark your calendars!

We will be celebrating ANSER's fifth anniversary this year, and the Keynote will reflect on the Center's greatest achievements during that time and also provide a window into the future of solar energy research at ANSER. The focus of this year's symposium is "Solar Fuels,” and we are excited to have an all-star lineup of speakers for this event.

Keynote: Thursday, May 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Pancoe Auditorium)
Prof. Michael Wasielewski (Northwestern University/ISEN/ANSER)

Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (McCormick Tribune Forum)
Prof. James Mayer (University of Washington in Seattle)
Prof. Eric Masanet (Northwestern University)
Dr. David Tiede (ANL)
Prof. Gary Brudvig (Yale University)
Prof. Frank Osterloh (University of California – Davis)

Please visit the ANSER Symposium website for additional event and speaker information, &; fill out this form to register.

Contact Info: Ria Hirsch

Location: McCormick Tribune Center 1870 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.anser.northwestern.edu/news_events/anse...

ANSER Center 2014 Symposium

Dear Friends of ANSER,


The ANSER Center and ISEN are proud to host the 7th ANSER Solar Energy Symposium on May 22-23, 2014 on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Please mark your calendars!

We will be celebrating ANSER's fifth anniversary this year, and the Keynote will reflect on the Center's greatest achievements during that time and also provide a window into the future of solar energy research at ANSER. The focus of this year's symposium is "Solar Fuels,” and we are excited to have an all-star lineup of speakers for this event.

Keynote: Thursday, May 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Pancoe Auditorium)
Prof. Michael Wasielewski (Northwestern University/ISEN/ANSER)

Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (McCormick Tribune Forum)
Prof. James Mayer (University of Washington in Seattle)
Prof. Eric Masanet (Northwestern University)
Dr. David Tiede (ANL)
Prof. Gary Brudvig (Yale University)
Prof. Frank Osterloh (University of California – Davis)

Please visit the ANSER Symposium website for additional event and speaker information, &; fill out this form to register.

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