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2012 Engineering Lecture Series: Here Comes the Sun: Engineering New Solar Technologies at the Molecular Scale
Kane Hall 220, UW Seattle


Solar cells have been around for more than 50 years; so far, however, no one has been able to make them cheaply enough and efficient enough for widespread use. Hugh Hillhouse and Christine Luscombe will talk about the sun as a source of clean energy as part of their discussion, Here Comes the Sun: Engineering New Solar Technologies at the Molecular Scale.

Hillhouse and Luscombe will talk about how nanocrystals or organic polymers can boost solar cell use, as well as how to make solar cell manufacturing simpler and more reliable while adhering to green manufacturing methods.

Hugh Hillhouse is the Rehnberg Professor Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. Christine Luscombe is an associate professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

THE 2012 ENGINEERING LECTURE SERIES takes a close look at how engineers are using small molecules to solve big problems. The emerging field of molecular engineering builds from the bottom up and aims high, promising new ways to diagnose disease earlier and treat it more precisely, and inexpensive and practical ways to harness clean sources of energy. The series will showcase how the UW's new Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute is aiding these efforts by bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines in a collaborative working environment.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UW Seattle campus
Seattle, WA 98195

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