Dr. Thomas F. JaramilloThomas F. Jaramillo
Professor of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis
Stanford University

Date: June 28, 2023
Time: 1300–1400h ET
Sponsor: Element Six


Prof. Jillian L. Dempsey     
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 1300h ET
Hiden Analytical, Royal Society of Chemistry

The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy reveals new details of how molecular catalysts mediate the reduction of protons to dihydrogen and the experimental parameters that dictate catalyst kinetics and mechanism. These studies create opportunities to promote, control, and modulate the proton-coupled electron transfer reaction pathways of catalysts.

Benefits of attending the webinar

Learn about:

  • How molecular catalysts are being used to mediate fuel generation;
  • How to elucidate mechanisms of coupled chemical reactions from cyclic voltammetry experiments;
  • Find out more about proton-coupled electron transfer.

New Type of Graphene Aerogel (Video)

focus-issue-boxLogan Streu, ECS Content Associate & Assistant to the CCO, recently spotted an article out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory detailing a new type of graphene aerogel that could improve energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis, and separations.

The researchers are creating graphene aerogel microlattics through a 3D printing process known as direct ink wetting.

This from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:

The 3D printed graphene aerogels have high surface area, excellent electrical conductivity, are lightweight, have mechanical stiffness and exhibit supercompressibility (up to 90 percent compressive strain). In addition, the 3D printed graphene aerogel microlattices show an order of magnitude improvement over bulk graphene materials and much better mass transport.