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April 17-22, 2017

Earth Week at Caltech

Celebrate Earth Week with us! The Caltech community has a wide variety of informative events planned. Master schedule coming soon!

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April 20 & 21, 2017

Earth Week Breakfast Talks

Join us for breakfast presentations and discussion in the Jorgensen building's conference room 109.

Breakfast talks are open to Caltech students, faculty and staff. Seating limited to 25 attendees. Please register to attend per the links below.

w/ Professor Harry Gray

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | 109 Jorgensen

Solar Energy Science

We have been taking from nature since the beginning of time, consuming the oil, gas and coal given to us by billions of years of photosynthesis. This is the century in human history when we will start paying back with clean fuels, materials, and food made possible through technology based on fundamental research in solar energy science.

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w/ Dr. Moureen Kemei, Module Engineer at Intel Corporation

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | 109 Jorgensen

Join us for a conversation with former Resnick Postdoctoral Scholar Moureen Kemei. Moureen will discuss her research, career path, diverse background and dream of contributing to the development of future scientists from Africa.

Dr. Moureen Kemei hails from Nairobi, Kenya and is passionate about enhancing education and science opportunities in Africa. As a scholar, she studied structure-property correlations in frustrated magnetic oxides during her PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise is in material characterization using techniques such as high-resolution variable-temperature synchrotron x-ray diffraction, magnetometry, and magneto-capacitance measurements. Through understanding the role of structure in determining material properties, one can create functional materials by design. The American Physical Society (APS) recognized Moureen’s PhD work in 2014 through the Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics. After graduate studies, Moureen joined the research group of Professor Sossina Haile at Caltech as a Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, where she studied the local structure of solid oxide fuel cell materials to understand the role of cation-substitution in enhancing electronic and ionic mobility. She also studied solar fuel generation through the thermochemical process using cation-substituted ceria as a catalyst. In 2015, Moureen joined Intel Corporation as a Module engineer where she is working towards advancing Moore's law.

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