Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

Upcoming Events

Tue Apr 25, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

CBE Seminar: “The Challenges with Model Catalysts”, presented by Dr. Mark Barteau155 DeBartolo Hall

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Dr. Mark Barteau
University of Michigan

Abstract:
Anchoring of molecular catalysts to solid supports has long offered the prospect of creating heterogeneous catalysts with uniform sites. We have explored over many years the physical, chemical and electronic properties of polyoxometalates – a class of discrete molecular metal oxide catalysts – that are well known for acid and oxidation catalysis. Studies in which these species were dispersed on surfaces of graphite, graphene, nitrogen-containing carbons, and conventional catalyst supports such as silica, have generally shown that they behave as discrete molecules with respect to electronic and chemical properties. We have also shown that spectroscopic techniques can provide useful correlation and prediction of catalyst redox properties. However, our recent studies of catalytic reactions suggest that there are cooperative effects in surface arrays of these molecules, leading to turnover rates that depend on surface concentrations of active sites. These challenge notions about single site catalysts and about appropriate ways to describe their activity.…

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Fri Apr 28, 2017

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Ten Years Hence LectureJordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

John Freedman

Presented by Jon Freedman, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Government Affairs, GE

Jon Freedman is based in Washington, DC, where he leads global partnerships and government affairs for GE’s water business. Previously, he was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative now called ecomagination*.…

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A workshop on Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and OutcomesEck Visitors Center

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Dr. Maria Carmen Lemos


Featured Speaker:


Maria Carmen Lemos, Professor of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Plenary

Public welcome at opening session.…

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Tue May 2, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Series: Integral Ecology, Lecture 6Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Integral Ecology Lecture Series Poster

Liturgy and Ecology – The final lecture in a six-part series by Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C.

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Tue May 9, 2017

All Day

4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis WorkshopMcKenna Conference Center

Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop at Notre Dame – May 9 – 10, 2017

“New Trends In-Situ and High Resolution Electron Microscopy for Nanotechnology, Materials, and Bioscience".

4th Annual Midwest And Microanalysis Workshop

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Fri May 12, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MCF Workshop - Atomic Force Microscopy251 Nieuwland Science Hall

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AFM - Atomic Force Microscopy – Fundamentals and Practical Applications

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Fri May 19, 2017

All Day

Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago) for Graduate StudentsNorthwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

Comscicon 2017

Graduate students are invited to apply for the Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago), to be held at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the weekend of August 26th-27th, 2017. The ComSciCon workshop series

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Fri Jun 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MCF Workshop - FTIR Microscope251 Nieuwland Science Hall

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FTIR Microscope - New Capabilities and Applications for Spatially Resolved FTIR.

 

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Sun Jul 23, 2017

All Day

Irish - Sustainable Energy For Everyone! - Summer CampUniversity of Notre Dame Campus

Irish Sustainable Energy For Everyone Summer Camp

This summer, The University of Notre Dame will host the Irish Sustainable Energy for Everyone Camp (I-SEE). I-SEE Camp is an energy systems education program designed to introduce motivated high school students to the frontiers of research and development (R&D) in the sciences of energy systems. Students will have the chance to learn about the work of experts in the energy sector. The field of energy is inherently interdisciplinary, and includes sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as engineering and entrepreneurship. Students will advance their knowledge of all of these topics, while also developing leadership skills.…

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