Opening Session & Kavli Lecture

Opening Session

Kick off the National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans with the Opening Session on 
Nexus of Food, Energy & Water: Adapting to Future Challenges.

Sunday, March 18 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Prof. Mark Jacobson

Professor Mark Jacobson
(Stanford University) will lead with a solution,
"Transitioning World Energy for All Purposes to Stable Electricity Powered by 100% Wind, Water, and Sunlight"

Prof. Yun Hang Hu

Professor Yun Hang Hu
(Michigan Technological University) will present an overview of  "Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy and Water"

Prof. Pratim Biswas

Professor Pratim Biswas
(Washington University) will discuss his lab’s innovative material science solutions, "Nanoparticle Technology Enabling Smart Agriculture Solutions: Nexus of Food and Environment"

Prof. David Dzombak

Professor David Dzombak
(Carnegie Mellon University) will describe water problems with the energy revolution in shale gas, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water Resources”

Prof. Amy Childress

Professor Amy Childress
(University of Southern California) will speak at the water/energy nexus, "Integrating Systems of Water Reuse and Desalination: More Water, Less Energy"

Welcome Reception in the
Exhibitor Hall & Career Fair

Sunday, March 18 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us March 19 for the Kavli Lecture Series


Dr. Emily Cranston
The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
March 19th | 4:00 PM

Dr. Emily Cranston (McMaster University in Canada) describes recent advances in hybrid cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) material development and show applications in emulsions/emulsion polymerization, injectable hydrogels and cross-linked aerogels. This new understanding can be used to extend food, cosmetic, paint and adhesive products, encapsulation technologies, tissue engineering scaffolds, and water purification and energy storage devices.

Prof. Yun Hang Hu

Professor Angela Belcher
The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
March 19th | 5:15 PM


Professor Angela Belcher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) speaks on her fascinating work using nature and biomaterials as inspiration to design biological hybrid multidimensional materials. This talk will address conditions under which organisms first evolved to make materials and scientific approaches to move beyond naturally evolved materials to genetically imprint advanced technologies with examples in lithium and sodium ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, environmental clean-up and ovarian cancer imaging and treatment.

The Kavli Foundation Lecture Series* promotes groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions. The American Chemical Society gratefully acknowledges The Kavli Foundation’s generous support for The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture and The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture.

* Supported by The Kavli Foundation

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