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Converting CO2, Water, and Sunlight into Liquid Fuels

Engineering research seminar with Aisulu Aitbekova, Kavli Nanoscience Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech.

Monday, February 19, 2024
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Meeting ID: 913 9744 0830
Passcode: 645291

Towards affordable solar fuels and chemicals 

Generating liquid solar fuels necessitates the development of technologies optimized at multiple levels. On a molecular level, we need to create catalytic materials that stably convert CO2 with high conversion rates and selectivity to desired products. On a system level, we need to engineer reactors that efficiently convert solar energy into heat required to run chemical reactions. This stringent requirement presents a challenge to convert CO2 into liquid fuels.

In this talk, I will present our work to develop a tandem photoelectrochemical-photothermal system that turns CO2, water, and sunlight into multicarbon products, paving the way toward affordable solar fuels and chemicals.

Hosted by Professor Laura Ray.

For more information, contact:
Ashley Parker

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.