The Resnick Young Investigators Symposium

Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Resnick Young Investigators Symposium 
Celebrating innovation in the science & technology of sustainability 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  |  Noyes 153
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Join us for a day in celebration of innovation in the science and technology of sustainability. This one-day academic program is designed to shine a spotlight on young researchers who have established research initiatives that show great promise in tackling some of the biggest science and engineering challenges toward a sustainable future. 
No RSVP required and seating is on a first come basis.
9:30 am
Coffee and Conversation on the Patio
10:00 am
Opening Comments
 Jonas Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute
10:15 am
Dr. Guihua Yu Associate Professor of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
A Soft Material Approach towards Grand Energy Challenges—An Emerging Class of Functional Polymers
11:00 am
Dr. Michal Leskes  Senior Scientist in the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Probing Bulk and Interfacial Properties of Energy Storage Materials by New Diagnostic Approaches
11:45 am 
Lunch Break (Unhosted except for speakers and invited guests)
1:30 pm
Dr. Heather J. Kulik Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT
Accelerating Sustainable Inorganic Design with Machine Learning
2:15 pm
Dr. Bryan D. McCloskey Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC, Berkeley; Chemical Faculty Engineer in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at LBNL
Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction at Plasmonic Nanostructured Metal Electrodes
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break on the Patio
3:30 pm
Dr. Xile Hu Professor of Chemistry in the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Chemistry of Electrocatalytic Materials
4:30 pm
Closing comments/End
The 2018 Resnick Young Investigators Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Peter S. Cross (EE '68) and Melanie J. Cross.
This event is free and open to the public.  
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