Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

George Crabtree - The Sustainable Energy Challenge

George Crabtree - The Sustainable Energy ChallengeThis seminar was given on December 2, 2008 as part of the MITEI Seminar Series Abstract: The global dependence on fossil fuel is among the greatest challenges facing our economic, social and political future. The uncertainty of imported oil threatens global energy security, the pollution of fossil combustion threatens human health, and the emission of greenhouse gases threatens global climate. Meeting the demand for double the current global energy use in the next 50 years without damaging security, environment or climate requires finding alternative sources of energy that are clean, abundant, accessible and sustainable. Electricity and hydrogen, once produced, meet these criteria and are among the most versatile of energy carriers. Research challenges that would enable the production, storage, and use of electricity and hydrogen as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel will be presented. About the Speaker: George Crabtree holds the dual rank of Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has won numerous awards for his research, most recently the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize in 2003 for his work on the physics of vortices in high temperature superconductors. This prestigious prize is awarded once every three years; Dr. Crabtree is its second recipient. He has won the University of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance at Argonne twice, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics four times, a notable accomplishment. He has an R&D 100 Award for his pioneering development of Magnetic Flux Imaging Systems. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a charter member of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers in Physics, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. The MITEI Seminar Series is proudly sponsored by CERA.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative

Category: Environment/Energy | Updated 12 months ago

January 26, 2009 14:55
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files

22700 times

More from MIT Energy Initiative

MITEI Press Briefing - Part 3 - Sterman, Ortiz, Greenstone

MITEI Press Briefing - Part 3 - Ste...

Added over 6 years ago | 01:10:09 | 20956 views

Bruce Dale: How Shall We Choose? Comparing Petroleum Alternatives

Bruce Dale: How Shall We Choose? Co...

Added over 6 years ago | 01:20:18 | 15090 views

Regional Economic & Development Planning in East Africa: Natural Gas – Fueling Tanzania Forward

Regional Economic & Development Pla...

Added almost 4 years ago | 01:26:04 | 3925 views

Arun Majumdar - The Energy Challenge: Innovation and the Role of ARPA-E

Arun Majumdar - The Energy Challeng...

Added 6 years ago | 01:18:31 | 15764 views

Frank DiSalvo: Materials Challenges in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Frank DiSalvo: Materials Challenges...

Added over 6 years ago | 01:04:26 | 18338 views

Recycling Nuclear Waste: Addressing Nuclear Waste in the 21st Century

Recycling Nuclear Waste: Addressing...

Added over 7 years ago | 02:04:31 | 31321 views