12/09/2017 | 1-4pm | Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium

Balancing energy resources, effectively communicating climate science and developing renewable technologies take center stage this fall as part of a lecture series on the future of energy in Colorado.

The series begins Oct. 14 and features faculty from the College of Engineering and Applied Science and Colorado Law. These free public lectures are offered through CU on the Weekend, a program coordinated by the Office for Outreach and Engagement.

Topic: How Renewable Technologies can Transform Energy

Presenters:
Peter Hamlington,
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Christoph Keplinger,
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sehee Lee,
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

This lecture will focus on promising renewable and sustainable energy technologies. Hamlington will discuss how turbulence impacts the future of wind energy in the United States and why turbulence, an inherently chaotic energy source, creates technical, financial and environmental challenges for wind farms. Keplinger will describe a new class of devices based on soft and variable capacitors, which are well suited to extract the energy present in ocean waves since they do not require costly and inefficient power take-off systems, and can tolerate harsh ocean environments where metal-based, electromagnetic generators struggle. Lee will describe developments in new lithium-ion battery electrode and electrolyte materials and other battery materials research in CU Boulder’s Electrochemical Energy Laboratory (ECEL) and its impact on environment and energy sustainability.

 

CLICK HERE for presenter details.

Seating in the auditorium is limited to the first 200 people. Doors open at 12:30pm; advanced registration is not required.

If you are unable to attend, live stream the lecture or watch after the event. The series is supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education at CU Boulder.