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Electrochemistry is used widely today, spanning from production of hydrogen and metals such as aluminum and Li-ion batteries. We will discuss current and future opportunities in using electrochemistry to power cars and buildings, and to make chemicals and fuels with energy from the Sun. Research towards establishing design principles in controlling reaction kinetics at the interface, and ion mobility in ion conductors, central to the functions of electrochemical devices, will be presented.
Professor Shao-Horn is W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). Her research is centered on exploiting chemical/materials physics and physical/materials chemistry principles at interface and in bulk to design materials/processes and control the kinetics of (electro)chemical reactions including lithium ion storage and making of sustainable fuels, critical for the deployment of clean energy technologies. Professor Shao-Horn is a member of National Academy of Engineering and is among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Highly Cited Researchers (Thomson Reuters) based on 250+ archival journal papers and 200+ lectures.