Penn’s Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology is a partner in a $40 million award from the Department of Energy focused on the production of fuels from sunlight. The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge to allow for development of practical artificial photosynthetic systems. Read the entire article at Penn Today, and for more information on the Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub program visit the DOE Energy Innovation Hubs website.
Vagelos Professor in Energy Research Thomas Mallouk and his group address challenges faced by engineers and materials scientists using a collaborative approach and their expertise in fundamental chemical research. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
A cover story in OMNIA gives readers a tour of the research in the Vagelos Institute and elsewhere that defines Penns commitment to creating a sustainable planet. Read the entire feature in OMNIA.
P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos have made a gift of $50 million to Penn Arts & Sciences for a new science center to house researchers focused on energy science. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
Vagelos Institute postdoc Amy Chu is aiming to make the chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into methanol more sustainable. Her work reflects her philosophy that scientists should have a stronger role in both public policy and education. Read the entire article at Penn Today.
The University of Pennsylvania is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation award for acquisition of a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer with cost share funding provided by the Vagelos Institute. NMR is one of the most powerful tools available for the elucidation of the structure of molecules, and the new instrument will be used at the forefront of the chemical and energy sciences to advance innovative projects throughout the Penn campus. The instrument will be installed in the Penn Chemistry NMR Facility in early 2019.
Thomas Mallouk will be joining the Penn Chemistry Department as the second Vagelos Chair in Energy Research, effective March 2019. Read the entire article at Penn Chemistry News.
Two Penn faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Read the entire article at the University of Pennsylvania Almanac.
SAS Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce that Karen Goldberg has joined Penn this fall as the Vagelos Professor in Energy Research. She also serves as the inaugural Director of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology. Read the entire article at the University of Pennsylvania Almanac.
Penn Arts and Sciences is making great strides in its commitment to addressing climate change. Thanks to the creation last spring of the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, and the recruitment of a new director for the Institute, the School is bringing Penn one step closer to becoming a national center for energy research. Read the entire article at Omnia.