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CBE Seminar:“Understanding and Controlling Rate Processes in Porous Materials: From CO2 Separations to Hydrocarbons Conversion”

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM • 155 DeBartolo Hall • Calendars: Homepage

Praveen Bollini
Praveen Bollini

Engineering the next generation of nanoporous materials will enable atom-efficient catalysis, and energy-efficient separations processes. This talk will focus on two studies where a molecular-level understanding of rate processes enables significant improvements in process performance. The first part of the talk will identify principal factors governing the kinetics of CO2 adsorption onto supported amine adsorbents for flue gas applications. Based on these factors, I will discuss strategies for designing adsorbents that simultaneously exhibit both high equilibrium adsorption capacities as well as rapid adsorption kinetics. The second part of this talk will illustrate the identity of key intermediates acting as either co-catalysts for product formation or precursors to catalyst deactivation in the conversion of methanol to olefins over zeolites. This understanding of key intermediates is then used to develop a hydrocarbon seeding strategy that enhances light-olefin yields while also mitigating carbon loss during methanol to olefins catalysis. These investigations serve as examples of how a molecular-level picture of physical and chemical processes can inform the development of advanced adsorbents, membranes, and catalytic materials.…

What's It Really Like?: Energy Careers - featuring Dr. Thomas Degnan

Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM • Stinson-Remick Hall Room 315 • Calendars: Homepage

Students are invited to join small group sessions for informal conversations with professionals in the energy field.
Registration is required. To register, click here.

The Writer and Social Responsibility: A Lecture by Barry Lopez

Thu Mar 9, 2017 5:00PM - 6:00PM • 101 Jordan Hall of Science • Calendars: Homepage


Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez, an alumnus of Notre Dame, is the author of Arctic Dreams, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Best Book of Natural History.

Solar Series Lecture:"Making Cents Out of Solar"

Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM • Rad Lab Auditorium • Calendars: Homepage

Prashant Kamat

In the fourth and final of ND Energy's Solar Series, learn about some of the research being done at Notre Dame on photovoltaic solar cells. With nearly thirty years of research in developing nanomaterials for cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion, Dr. Prashant Kamat

Ten Years Hence Lecture

Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:40AM - 12:10PM • Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business • Calendars: Homepage

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Presented by Mike O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy

Michael (Mike) O’Sullivan is senior vice president of development at NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels and also the world leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun.…

War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some occluded aspects of climate change; A lecture by Amitav Ghosh

Tue Apr 4, 2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM • Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business • Calendars: Homepage

Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh

Master prose stylist Amitav Ghosh will deliver a major lecture on the political and philosophical challenges posed by climate change. Ghosh is the author of many works of fiction and collections of essays, including The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines

Ten Years Hence Lecture

Fri Apr 7, 2017 10:40AM - 12:10PM • Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business • Calendars: Homepage

Chris Walker

Presented by Chris Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Since, October 2014, Chris serves as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City. As part of his role, he manages the organization’s relationship with approximately 40 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in North America and leads WBCSD’s engagement of the Financial and ICT sectors.…

Ten Years Hence Lecture

Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:40AM - 12:10PM • Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business • Calendars: Homepage

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*.…