Xiao-Dong Zhou Leads Organization of Important Symposium at Electrochemical Meeting
Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhou of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Transformational Materials Science Initiative is organizing a symposium on Advanced Materials and Concepts for Energy Harvesting. This high-visibility symposium will increase awareness of the grand challenges and emerging opportunities facing researchers seeking ways to more effectively generate and store electricity for applications such as hybrid automobiles.
Dr. Zhou was asked to organize the symposium because of his personal and leadership skills. At PNNL, he performs leading-edge research on cathodes for solid-oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric oxides, and nanocomponents for more effective solar cells.
For the symposium, Dr. Zhou has invited speakers, including twelve members of the National Academies, who will present discoveries at the frontier of high-temperature materials and of conversion and storage of energy, including fuel cells, solar cells, and batteries. Technical discussions will focus on which technologies are most promising for further study.
This event is part of the 215th meeting of the Electrochemical Society, which will take place in San Francisco, California, May 24-29, 2009.