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Stanford Energy 3.0 Spring 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

Jimmy Chen is new managing director of Stanford Energy 3.0
Stanford Energy 3.0 Conference, May 14, 2015
Hongjie Dai, Aluminum Battery Breakthrough
The video is available for Matteo Cargnello, New Faculty Seminar, April 7, 2015
Stanford Energy Systems Innovation


Jimmy Chen joins Stanford Energy 3.0

We are pleased to announce Jimmy Chen as the new Managing Director for the Stanford Energy 3.0 affiliates program. Dr. Chen comes to us with a wealth of industry experience in developing electrical grid and energy storage products. Chen is intimately familiar with accelerating innovation for technology scale-up, having led both technology and product development most recently at FormFactor (FFI) and Cooper/Eaton.

Chen has a Masters Degrees in Materials Science & Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chen will be working with our faculty directors, Professor Paul McIntyre and Professor Fritz Prinz, to develop our new program to connect people from industry with Stanford University scientists and engineers engaged in cutting-edge energy research. Please join us at the upcoming conference, May 14, 2015, to welcome Dr. Chen.


Stanford Energy 3.0 Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2015, Stanford University

You are invited to the Stanford Energy 3.0 conference on May 14, 2015. The conference will be held at Stanford University from 9 am to 5 pm, with a welcome cocktail reception at a local restaurant the evening of May 13th . We hope you will be able to join us for this conference, which will present innovative technologies to solve industry energy challenges and will address advanced energy research in a number of broad areas, including solar, batteries, smart grid, renewables, materials, and hydrogen. Stanford energy faculty and industry representatives will give presentations and Stanford Ph.D. students will present research posters. Registration is open. Please see the website for more information.


Hongjie Dai, Aluminum Battery

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. The new aluminum-ion battery could replace many of the lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today.

See the complete article here.


Matteo Cargnello New Faculty Seminar

Held at Stanford April 7, 2015

Matteo Cargnello is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. His group research interests are mainly the preparation and use of uniform and tailored materials for heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis and the technological exploitation of nanoparticles and nanocrystals. Reactions of interest are related to sustainable energy generation and use, the control of emissions of greenhouse gases, and the better utilization of abundant building blocks (methane, biomass). Dr. Cargnello received his Ph.D. in Nanotechnology in 2012 at the University of Trieste (Italy) and he was then a post-doctoral scholar in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) before joining the Faculty at Stanford. He is the recipient of the ENI Award Debut in Research 2013 and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies Award as best European Ph.D. thesis in catalysis in 2013. The video from the recent New Faculty Seminar is now available on-line.


Stanford Energy Systems Innovations

Stanford announces an innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world's most energy-efficient universities. The comprehensive new system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery, to allow the university to exceed the aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals of California's landmark AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act. It eliminates 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road. Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions is the greatest environmental and socioeconomic challenge and opportunity of our time. Stanford has then accepted the challenge of our time and is raising the bar in efficiency to develop global solutions and implement them on campus. See the complete article here.