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Colloquium Series: Dr. Billy Stanbery, Colorado School of Mines
Tuesday, October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at Chapman Hall 125 for our Colloquium Series. Dr. Billy Stanbery, research professor at Colorado School of Mines will be joining us to present his research on Materials Manufacturing Process Intensification for TW-Scale PV
The challenge of mitigating both the long-term impacts of climate change and near-term socioeconomic disruption of such a swift transformation of our global infrastructure from its reliance on fossil fuels are undeniable. Reducing capital investment intensity, primary energy input density, and supply chain raw materials requirements for PV manufacturing are central metrics to both more robust supply chains and globally distributed production, and economically transformational since PV power is provided by durable assets that need no fuel.
This seminar will present analyses of opportunities and prospective impacts of combining second-generation thin film PV semiconductor device and materials technologies with manufacturing approaches embodying the chemical engineering principles of process intensification. Combining these will be shown to reduce the investment requirements for and resource extraction impacts of renewable energy infrastructure transformation, reducing our risk of delaying global decarbonization.