Prof Jeffrey C. Grossman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof Jeffrey C. Grossman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Join us for a live webinar on "Materials Innovation for Energy and Water" presented by Prof Jeffrey C. Grossman from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Materials Today Advances is a new open access journal which aims to connect different communities within materials science, highlighting studies that make a significant impact to the field. We are now delighted to introduce the Materials Today Advances Lectureship Award, a new series of awards presented to leading researchers performing ground-breaking work at the forefront of materials science. Each awardee will be invited to present a webinar on their work, followed by a live Q&A - all free for everyone to access. We are very pleased to announce that the first recipient of the Materials Today Advances Lectureship Award is Prof Jeffrey C. Grossman from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Webinar title: Materials Innovation for Energy and Water

Presenter: Prof Jeffrey C. Grossman from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Abstract: Our planet’s health needs an acceleration in the pace of progress towards clean and sustainable energy and water technologies. Advances in these technologies are critically dependent on materials innovation, which in turn relies on the ability to understand and control matter at the atomic scale to realize optimized performance across an exhaustive set of metrics. Materials science and engineering is at the core of energy and water challenges. Many key mechanisms that convert and store energy or enable cost-effective water purification are dominated by the intrinsic properties of the active materials involved. Our imperative is to predict, identify, and manufacture new materials as comprehensively and rapidly as possible to enable game-changing forward leaps rather than incremental advances. This lecture will discuss the impact of materials design in applications related to renewable energy and clean water. Recent examples will be highlighted from our work on resilient nanofiltration membranes, thermal storage, natural carbon devices, and photovoltaics. 

Bio: Jeffrey C. Grossman is the Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Illinois and performed postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and returned to Berkeley as director of a Nanoscience Center and head of the Computational Nanoscience research group, with a focus on energy applications. In fall 2009, he joined MIT, where he has developed a research program known for its contributions to energy conversion, energy storage, membranes, and clean-water technologies. In recognition of his contributions to engineering education, Grossman was named an MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow and received the Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, in addition to being named a fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, holds 17 current or pending U.S. patents, and recently co-founded a company to commercialize graphene-oxide membranes. 

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