Solar Energy: Materials, Challenges, and Breakthroughs at the Penn Energy Research Group Symposium

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 2, 2009


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WHAT:

A distinguished panel of international energy experts in academia and private industry will gather for a free, day-long symposium on the state of solar-energy capture and conversion to meet the world’s long-term energy needs. The symposium is geared toward both the advanced researcher as well as students and members of the public with little background in science.

Registration is free and available online at http://www.energy.upenn.edu/solar09.html.

WHO:

  • Michaël Grätzel, director of the Institute of Photonics and Interfaces, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology: “Power From The Sun, The Advent of Mesoscopic Solar Cells.” 9:30 a.m.
  • Daniel G. Nocera, professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy: “Artificial Photosynthesis for the Large Scale Deployment of Personalized Solar Energy.” 3:30 p.m.


WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
231 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia

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