Seminar: Energy Conversion and Storage in 2D Material Based Systems, May 22

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Events, Faculty |

With the exponential increase in energy consumption globally, one of the greatest challenges is finding improvements to sustainable and affordable energy networks that already exist. At this seminar, Amin Salehi-Khojin of the University of Illinois at Chicago will discuss breakthroughs in the field of energy conversion and storage systems.

Energy Conversion and Storage in 2D Material Based Systems
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 a.m.
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) 151, Polytechnic campus [map]


World energy consumption is projected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by the end of the century. Incremental improvements in existing energy networks will not be adequate to supply this demand in a sustainable and affordable way.

In this talk, Salehi-Khojin will overview recent research on structure-property-processing correlations in two-dimensional materials that resulted in breakthroughs in energy conversion and storage systems. Specifically, he will discuss

  • Recently discovered transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC)-based artificial leaf platform that operates solely and more efficiently on solar energy.
  • The first demonstration of a lithium-air battery system that operates in the presence of air components rather than pure oxygen and exhibits excellent stability tested up to 700 cycles.

About the speaker

Amin Salehi-Khojin is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Clemson University and completed four years of post-doctoral studies in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008-2012).

His research mainly focuses on the synthesis of advanced materials for applications in electrochemical systems including CO2 conversion and lithium-air batteries. He is a co-author of more than 70 journal publications and co-inventor of 10 patent application. His research has been featured in more than 2,000 news releases including Times of London, Guardian, Forbes and MIT Technology Review. He has been cited as one of 100 leading global thinkers in 2016 by Foreign Policy Magazine.

The seminar is free and available via Adobe Connect.

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Watch the electrical engineering capstone project demos live stream, April 27

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Events, Faculty, Fulton Schools, Students |

On Friday, April 27, 201850 capstone project teams will present their culminating projects, including some of your fellow online students. Join us in person or via the live stream to see what our spring 2018 graduating electrical engineering students have been working on. Join us at the Engineering Center Patio from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. or watch the live stream!

Watch now!

Watch a message from Professor Michael Kozicki, who is also the coordinator for the capstone course.

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Learn about XSEDE and Big Data, May 1–2

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Events, Faculty, Graduate Students, Opportunities, Students |

Arizona State University Research Computing is hosting a free, two-day Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Big Data hands-on workshop for students, faculty members and staff May 1–2, 2018.

Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to leverage Apache’s Hadoop or Spark frameworks to process and store extremely large data sets that could run on either XSEDE’s and/or ASU’s high-performance computing environments.

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ASU E+I invites you to Spring Demo Days at Skysong, April 26 and 27

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Customize your experience, Events, Faculty, Staff |

Entrepreneurship + Innovation Demo Days

ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation welcomes you to ASU SkySong for Spring Demo Days: a two-day extravaganza of student, faculty, and community-led startup pitches and awards.

Demo Day is the biannual showcase for top ASU-affiliated ventures in several categories to deliver investor-style pitches as they compete for over $250,000 in funding and support. All community supporters are invited to attend and watch all of the open boardroom pitches as their schedules allow.

All founders, mentors, and community supporters are also invited to attend the Funding + Awards Ceremony to network, cheer, and celebrate Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU.

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Interested in solar energy? Attend the AZ Energy Transformation: Opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources Conference, April 13

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Events, Faculty, Graduate Students, Students |

Please join ASU, APS, DERA, AriSEIA and many industry stakeholders on Friday, April 13, 2018 in a discussion on unhampered growth of solar in Arizona. This promises to be a full day of problem definition and solutions, hosted by ASU, and attended by companies you know.

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