This week, the Sustainability Task Force and the Energy Sustainability Project Center will present “Clean Energy through Clean Chemistry,” a talk by Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University professor and director, Center for Renewable Energy Technology.
The program, one of a series of Earthfest events, will take place on Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in Salisbury Labs 104. Mukerjee’s discussion is part of the continuing seminar series sponsored by the Energy Sustainability Project Center. Thursday’s program is the sixth in the center’s seminar series on topics relating sustainability to the need for economical energy sources across the world.
“The work that Dr. Mukerjee will describe complements the extensive energy research work here at WPI, on topics including fuel cells, advanced batteries, and high-tech materials,” says ECE professor John Orr, who heads the Energy Sustainability Project Center.
Efficient, large-capacity electrical energy storage has been called the “holy grail” for achieving deep penetration of clean and renewable energy technologies into the world’s energy infrastructure. Mukerjee will describe the research accomplishments and directions of Northeastern University’s Center for Renewable Energy, focused on fuel cells and advanced batteries, as well as biofuels.
Mukerjee is professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University. He heads the Center for Renewable Energy Technology and its subset, the Laboratory for Electrochemical Advanced Power (LEAP). His work has led to the creation of two start-up companies, Encite Corp. of Burlington, Mass., and Protonex Corp. of Westboro, Mass. He received a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a PhD from Texas A&M.
Pizza and refreshments will be available.