Engineering Research Talks to focus on future of energy

Event set to take place on Sept. 29 featuring Rice Engineering faculty Sibani Lisa Biswal, Daniel Cohan and Haotian Wang.

Headshots of Sibani Lisa Biswal, Daniel Cohan and Haotian Wang.

Energy transition is the theme of the fall 2022 Engineering Research Talks at Rice University, in which faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering will discuss their work and its relevance to the challenges facing the world.

The event is set to take place at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, with a reception to follow in Martel Hall. Each talk will last from 10 to 15 minutes.

“They are meant to be like TED talks, high-level but accessible. It’s a chance for our faculty to share their research and show how it engages with real-world problems,” said Marcia O’Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering and associate dean for research and innovation.

O’Malley will introduce the speakers:

Sibani Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering: “Pushing the Limits of Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries.”

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering: “Confronting Climate Change.”

Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering: “Electrifying Chemical Engineering.”

The school's first Engineering Research Talks event took place March 2, 2022 and featured Genevera Allen, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; C. Fred Higgs III, John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering; and Qilin Li, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP now.