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Stopping Global Warming with Advanced Porous Materials at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Stopping Global Warming with Advanced Porous Materials" will be presented by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Mario Wriedt at the next Clarkson University Science Café on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:15 p.m. in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:15 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room in Potsdam, N.Y.

Mario WriedtWith the annual release of billions of tons of CO2 to our atmosphere, the threat of global warming is real. Using “green” energy sources such as hydrogen-fuel cells, our cars would emit just pure water! Wriedt says that we need advanced porous materials to store these alternative fuels and also to capture CO2 from our atmosphere.

Join Wriedt as he describes his lab’s research into porous materials design and their characterization through X-ray methods.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

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E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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