Prof. Steve McIntosh
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Lehigh University- Pennsylvania, USA
Functional Materials for Energy Systems: From Ionic Transport to Biomineralization
The McIntosh group focuses on the development of functional materials in energy systems. As opposed to structural materials, functional materials interact with their environment to provide a useful function, be it ionic transport and catalysis in a fuel cell, or light harvesting in a solar cell.
In this talk, McIntosh will focus on two specific areas: the use of in-situ powder neutron diffraction techniques to probe ionic transport in materials for solid oxide fuel cells, and biomineralization as a route to the green synthesis of functional nanomaterials.