• Starts: 3:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Yang Shao-Horn, MIT

Title: Electrochemistry Renaissance for Climate Actions

Abstract: We will discuss fundamental processes and challenges underpinning electrochemical reactions and how they catalyze the opportunities and development of cutting-edge technologies that convert electrical energy to chemical energy or vice versa for climate actions.

Bio: Yang Shao-Horn is JR EAST Professor of Engineering at MIT. Her research is centered on physical/material chemistry to understand kinetics and dynamics in enabling energy storage, and making chemicals and fuels. Yang is a scientist and entrepreneur in electrochemical science and engineering, among top most cited female chemists in the world, focusing on clean energy solutions. She has advised 100+ students and postdocs at MIT, who are now pursuing successful careers in industry including Telsa, Amazon and Apple, startups, and academia (40+) for US, Europe and Asia. Prof. Shao-Horn is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Electrochemical Society, the National Academy of Inventors and the International Society of Electrochemistry.

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