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Energy Seminar: Tom Jaramillo – Catalyzing a sustainable future – Developing new processes for the chemical and energy sectors

Precourt Institute for Energy

Event Details:

Monday, May 3, 2021
4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT

Recent years have seen unprecedented motivation for the emergence of new energy technologies. Global dependence on fossil fuels, however, will persist until alternate technologies can compete economically. We must develop means to produce energy (or energy carriers) from renewable sources and then convert them to work as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Catalysis is energy conversion, and the Jaramillo laboratory focuses on fundamental catalytic processes occurring on solid-state surfaces in both the production and consumption of energy. Chemical-to-electrical and electrical-to-chemical energy conversion are at the core of the research. Nanoparticles, metals, alloys, sulfides, nitrides, carbides, phosphides, oxides, and biomimetic organo-metallic complexes comprise the toolkit of materials that can help change the energy landscape. Tailoring catalyst surfaces to fit the chemistry is our primary challenge. In this seminar, Thomas Jaramillo will discuss his research.

Speaker bio

Thomas Jaramillo

Thomas Jaramillo is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Photon Science at Stanford University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy.


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Free and open to all.

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