Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne OutLoud
"Argonne OutLoud" — the lab's public lecture series — highlights the cutting-edge research taking place at Argonne and topics of interest to the community at large. Lectures are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

"From Atoms to Clean Energy Technologies"

Thursday, September 15

6:30-7 p.m.: Reception and scientific poster/display session
7-8 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

TCS Conference Center
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

People eagerly anticipate environmental benefits from advances in clean energy technologies, such as advanced batteries for electric cars and thin-film solar cells. Optimizing these technologies for peak performance requires an atomic-level understanding of the designer materials used to make them.

But how is that achieved?

Argonne National Laboratory scientist Maria Chan will explain how computer modeling is used to investigate and even predict how materials behave and change, and how researchers use this information to help improve the materials' performance. She will also discuss the open questions, challenges, and future strategies for using computation to advance energy materials.

Chan is an assistant scientist at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials and a fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne to advance science through innovative computational approaches.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. All guests who are 16 or older must register in advance. Please be sure to review Argonne’s site access policy before registering.

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