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Quantum solutions for a sustainable energy future

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture

Presented by Emily Carter


The current energy landscape is unsustainable; the burning of fossil fuels is causing tremendous harm to the planet, threatening the survivability of civilization as we know it. Using quantum mechanical computational methods, we explore the viability of alternative clean energy strategies for conversion of sunlight to electricity and fuels, clean and efficient combustion of biodiesel, and optimization of robust materials for fusion reactor walls.