What is mesoscale science and how can you benefit from it? Mesoscale science is where the quantum and the classical regimes meet. The Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee is assessing the opportunities and directions for mesoscale materials and chemistry. The resulting report will outline the most promising research opportunities in mesoscale science, spanning synthesis, characterization and simulation of mesoscale materials, phenomena and functionality. Join our speakers in this Town Hall discussion to contribute your ideas on promising meso research directions.
“DoE Quantum to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Douglas Tobias, Professor of Chemistry at UC Irvine, John Hemminger, Chair of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, and John Sarrao, Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) Meso subcommittee.
What You Will Learn
- Meso is the scale where quantum meets the continuum and represents an under-tapped opportunity space
- At the mesoscale, new organizing principles are needed
- Mesoscale complexity enables new phenomena and functionality
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Douglas Tobias is a Professor of Chemistry at UC Irvine. His research involves using atomic-scale computer simulation techniques based on classical and quantum mechanics to study the structure and dynamics of biological molecules and biomimetic materials, and aqueous interfaces with air that are important in atmospheric chemical processes.
John Hemminger is the chair of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. In his research, he uses modern surface science techniques to study the chemistry and structure of adsorbates on highly characterized surfaces of metals, semiconductors, and insulators, with a focus on understanding the fundamentals of the interactions of small molecules with surfaces. Such fundamental understanding will lead to the ability to design new materials that have the desired surface chemistry and to control the surface structure on the nanometer and atomic scale.
John Sarrao is the co-chair of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) Meso subcommittee. He has served on a number of other BESAC Subcommittees, helping to set strategic directions for materials research. John’s primary research interest is in the synthesis and characterization of correlated electron systems, especially actinide materials.
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