Green technology research and solar cells

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News release from IPFW:

Green Technology Research and Solar Cells Subject of Presentation

Green chemistry, also called sustainable chemistry, is chemical research and engineering that encourages the design of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. Norman (Liang-Szu) Lu, Ph.D., will share his findings that
support global initiatives in Envirotech (Environmental or Green Technology) in an open presentation, Tuesday, December 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Walb Union, Rooms 114-116.

Lu’s presentation will include a discussion of his group’s ongoing research as well as discoveries made in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). These highly stable, water repellant, solar cell dyes provide an inexpensive renewable energy source.

Lu, who is from National Taipei University of Technology, is serving a one-year sabbatical leave in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University West Lafayette. Purdue is home to the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Ei-ichi Negishi.

The presentation is sponsored by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s) College of Engineering, Technology, and
Computer Science and the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology and Information Systems and Technology (CEIT).

The presentation is free and open to the public.

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