Nanotechnology and the global water and energy crisis
Renewable Water | John H. Lienhard V.Water scarcity is a growing problem across the world. John H. Lienhard V and his team at MIT are exploring how to make renewable energy more efficient and affordable. Mechanical engineers and nanotechnologists are looking at different methods, including solar desalination.
Engineering biology to make materials for energy devices: Angela Belcher at TEDxCaltech. Belcher is the W. M. Keck Professor of Energy, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biological Engineering at MIT. A materials chemist, her primary research focus is evolving new materials for energy, electronics and the environment. "Time" magazine named her a "Hero" in 2007 for her research on Climate Change and, in 2009, Rolling Stone named her one of "100 People Who Are Changing the World."
Bio Nano Technology-New Frontiers in Molecular Engineering. Mershin at TEDxAthens
Nanotechnology - a tiny solution to the global water crisis: Frank Gu at TEDxUW. Vikesland is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research involves the application of fundamental chemical principles to the study of natural and engineered systems. A present focus is on the use of nanotechnology for the detection and remediation of environmental contaminants.
anotechnology - a tiny solution to the global water crisis: Frank Gu at TEDxUW. Frank Gu, is a Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has established an interdisciplinary research program combining functional polymers and polymer-metal oxide hybrid materials to solve problems in medicine, agriculture and environmental protection.
Nanotechnology and Energy-TEDxHouston. Wade Adams is the Director of the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University. The Institute is devoted to the development of new innovations on the nanometer scale. Some of the institute's current thrusts include research in carbon nanotubes, medical applications of nanoparticles, nanoporous membranes, molecular computing, and nanoshell diagnostic and therapeutic applications.