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Wisconsin Science Festival: "Make Renewable Energy Safer"

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

This talk is part of the 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival. 

Make Renewable Energy Safer will be presented by Steenbock Professor by Robert Hamers. 

This talk highlights the rapid expansion of lithium ion batteries and mobile electronics, and describe how Silatronix, a UW-Madison spin-off company, is meeting the challenge of improving both the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.

Robert Hamer’s research is aimed at achieving a true atomic-level understanding of structure, bonding, and reactivity at solid surfaces, and using this ability to develop new materials with novel functionality. He does research aimed at understanding the interaction of organic and biological molecules with solid surfaces of Si, Ge, and diamond, with the goal of producing high-quality functional interfaces between inorganic materials and organic materials. His research program encompasses a wide variety of experimental methods for characterization of chemical composition, electronic properties, and atomic-level structure.