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Earth Week 2017 Coffee Forums

All Coffee Forums are open to the Caltech community (students, faculty, and staff) and will include refreshments.  Please RSVP if requested below.

Laboratory Sustainability @Caltech

Tuesday, April 18
Jorgensen 109, 9-10am

Join techers passionate about laboratory sustainability to brainstorm ways to green your lab.  Come with ideas, network with your peers, and discover ways to get involved. Contact Tyler Durchslag-Richardson at x3530 with any questions.


Solar Energy Science w/ Professor Harry Gray

Thursday, April 20
Jorgensen 109, 9-10am

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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Academia, Career & Disseminating Science in Africa w/ Moureen Kemei PhD

Friday, April 21
Jorgensen 109, 9-10am

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. 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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