About the Seminar
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 rates at the interface, and ion transport in ion conductors, central to the functions of electrochemical devices, will be presented.
About the Speaker
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 to understand and control kinetics and dynamics at interface and in bulk for energy storage and making of sustainable fuels/chemicals. 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.