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Wilson's Science & Technology Forum

'Addressing Scientific Challenges Towards Mitigating Climate Change' with MIT Professor Yang Shao-Horn

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Wilson's Science & Technology Forum
Wilson's Science & Technology Forum

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Feb 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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Friday, February 25, 10:30am

Join MIT Professor Yang Shao-Horn for a Presentation on 'Addressing Scientific Challenges Towards Mitigating Climate Change'.  In this lecture, she will address scientific challenges and recent progress in regulating surface oxygen activity and tuning interfacial hydrogen bonds to enhance the functions of lithium batteries, and electrocatalysis of water splitting.

Yang Shao-Horn is JR EAST Professor of Engineering and faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. Her research is centered on investigating and tuning the kinetics and dynamics of electrochemical energy storage and making of fuels, chemicals and materials. Prof. Shao-Horn is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Electrochemical Society, the National Academy of Inventors and the International Society of Electrochemistry. Her work has been recognized by the Faraday Medal of Royal Society of Chemistry 2018, the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award from the Technical University of Munich 2020 and Humboldt Prize in Chemistry from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2020. She has have advised 100+ students and postdocs at MIT, who are now pursuing successful careers in industry including Tesla, Amazon and Apple, national research laboratories, and in academia (~35) including faculty positions at MIT and in Europe and Asia.

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