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Webinar: A World Powered by Renewable Energy




for Members

Webinar: A World Powered by Renewable Energy

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT


Presented By

New York Academy of Sciences


Today’s scientists and engineers are envisioning a future powered by renewable energy. It will take transformative technological solutions across both solar and energy storage technologies to meet the energy demands of a growing global population. These new technologies will help realize vibrant, sustainable cities and mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn:

  • What innovative technological developments in materials and electrochemistry are on the horizon for solar and energy storage technologies.
  • How these technologies will help meet future energy demands in the U.S. and around the globe.
  • What impacts these technological innovations may have on the existing U.S. electric grid, and more.
Webinar: A World Powered by Renewable Energy

George Crabtree, PhD
Argonne National Laboratory

George Crabtree, an Argonne National Laboratory Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, is the Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) and a Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As JCESR Director, Crabtree directs the overall strategy and goals of the JCESR research program.

He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize for his work on vortices in high-temperature superconductors and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics four times. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Crabtree has published more than 440 papers in leading scientific journals, collected more than 18,000 career citations, and has given more than 150 invited talks at national and international scientific conferences.  He has co-chaired the Undersecretary of Energy’s assessment of DOE applied energy programs. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, meeting sustainable energy challenges, and energy innovation Hubs. Crabtree earned his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Webinar: A World Powered by Renewable Energy

William (Bill) Tumas, PhD
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bill Tumas is the Associate Laboratory Director for Materials, Chemical, and Computational Science at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) overseeing NREL's solar, hydrogen and fuel cells, basic energy sciences, advanced computing, and ARPA-E programs.

With over 30 years in industry and at national laboratories, Bill Tumas has led a number of multi-institution and international collaborations. He has also led two Energy Frontier Research Centers on materials discovery: the Center for Next Generation of Materials Design and the Center for Inverse Design. Prior to joining NREL in December 2009, Bill Tumas was at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 17 years, where his last position was as program director for Applied Energy Programs.

He has over 65 peer-reviewed publications, 12 patents and has given over 125 invited presentations. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on several advisory boards for energy-related research. He has contributed to several Basic Energy Sciences reports, including as chair for the Roundtable on Liquid Solar Fuels.

Tumas received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Ithaca College and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University and was a Chaim Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at Caltech before starting his career at DuPont Central Research.


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