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S. Dexter Squibb Lecture Series: Science For A Secure and Sustainable Energy Future


Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)

September 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Michelle Buchanan, the Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be this fall’s 24th S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecturer in Chemistry. Buchanan oversees one of the nation’s most extensive portfolios of research and development, spanning physical and materials sciences, energy and engineering sciences, computing and computational sciences, biological and environmental sciences, neutron sciences, and global security, for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors.

Never has the world been so acutely aware of the inextricably linked issues of energy, environment, economy, and security.  Increasing global demands for energy have placed enormous pressure on the environment as atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase.  As a result, there is a growing urgency to produce and use energy more efficiently and cleanly from carbon-based resources in the near term and to move to non-carbon-based energy systems in the longer term. Developing these new technologies represents a grand scientific challenge that cuts across many scientific disciplines and requires teams of scientists and engineers across universities, national laboratories and industry to tackle the most challenging problems in order to provide a secure energy future, protect the environment and strengthen the economy.


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September 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Highsmith Student Union, Alumni Hall (114)