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04-08-2016

'Metal Pair Catalysts for Solar Fuels' at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Metal Pair Catalysts for Solar Fuels" will be presented by St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Hill at the next Clarkson University Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Adam HillPlants transform light, carbon dioxide and water in oxygen and sugar fuels through the elegant process of photosynthesis. Imagine the boon to the environment if we could only replicate that process. Join Hill to hear about the state-of-the-art in artificial photosynthesis and the use of "heterobimetallic" materials -- specially designed combinations of paired metals -- in the effort to produce green energy.

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.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe .

Email Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, 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 innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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