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Conversations on Sustainability: Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
11:00am to 11:45am
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Caltech researchers and engineers on campus and at JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA, pursue science-driven solutions to mitigate climate change. In Conversations on Sustainability, you will hear directly from Caltech experts about their progress and can ask your own questions.

In the first conversation in this series, assistant professor of chemistry Kimberly See speaks with Caltech science writer Emily Velasco about the fundamental science advances needed to create more efficient, greener batteries to power Earth's electric future.


This is a free event, but registration is required.

About the Participants

Kimberly See is an assistant professor of chemistry at Caltech. Her lab takes an interdisciplinary approach in tackling fundamental questions related to electrochemical devices, which are devices that generate electricity from a chemical reaction. She is passionate about batteries and the promise of fundamental chemistry advances to create more efficient energy storage.Emily Velasco is a science writer in Caltech's Office of Strategic Communications covering the latest research in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and medical engineering. She originally planned to attend medical school, but late in the bio-med program at UC Irvine, she took a dramatic left turn and pursued a degree in journalism at Cal Poly Pomona instead. She has worked as a reporter, a public relations professional, and a social media manager.

This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology.