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Exploring Sci-fi Green Solutions: 
New materials and what they might
do for us here on earth

 

 

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James Tour, Ph.D. is a professor of chemistry, computer science, and materials science and nanogenineering at Rice University. He will discuss a process of making graphene cheaply by a flash Joule heating method. Graphene, the hardest manmade substance, could then be used in a number of ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions, such as in making and using concrete.

 

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Chelsea Heveran, Ph.D., of University of Colorado and Montana State University will tell us about “living building materials”, a new field using living biological matter to make nonorganic objects, including green cement.  

 

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