A Stanford University professor will kick off the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Chemical and Biological Engineering speaker series on Tuesday with a talk on nanoscale materials for sustainable energy.
Stacey Bent will focus her presentation on creating nanoscale materials for solar cells and water splitting to produce hydrogen for fuel.
She says that with the intensifying global need for alternative energy, there is strong interest in developing new materials for sustainable energy devices.
She says that underlying a diverse set of energy conversion devices are similar physical and chemical phenomena, many of which can be controlled with nanoscale materials.
Bent is the chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford.