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Water, Electronics and Energy

Monday, January 14, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Next Science Pub, January 14, 2013

Water, Electronics and Energy

Doug Keszler and graduate student Shawn Decker at work on a pulsed electron deposition chamber on the Oregon State campus. (Photo: Jeff Basinger)

Doug Keszler, center, and graduate student Shawn Decker at work on a pulsed electron deposition chamber on the Oregon State campus. (Photo: Jeff Basinger)

SPEAKER: DOUGLAS KESZLER, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

We all know that water is essential to life.  With energy from the sun, water is converted to the food that we eat and the oxygen that we breathe by the chemical factories that we call plants.  But, did you know that water chemistries are being developed to provide industrial factories with new ways to make electronic gadgets like smartphones and solar cells?  Such developments are enabling a transformational approach to environmentally responsible manufacturing.  Come explore how we turn rocks into computers and how the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry is contributing to a clean and sustainable future through chemistry.

DOUGLAS KESZLER is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a multi-institutional Phase-II Center for Chemical Innovation sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute.  His research focuses on the discovery and development of new compositions of matter and their integration into new electronic and energy devices.


Off Campus
Old World Deli
341 SW 2nd St.
Corvallis
OR
Free
Kelly DiCristina
1 541 737 4717
Kelly.DiCristina at oregonstate.edu
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