Daniel G. Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, will present the 13th annual Robert W. Murray Lecture, “Personalized Energy for One (Times a Billion),” at 4 p.m. March 8 in 104 Stadler Hall at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a post-lecture reception in the Center for Nanoscience at UMSL. Parking is available in the West Drive parking garage.

Nocera’s research group pioneered studies of the basic mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry. He has recently accomplished a solar fuel process that captures many of the elements of photosynthesis outside of the leaf. This discovery sets the stage for a storage mechanism for large scale distribution and deployment of solar energy. He has received numerous awards, including the U.N. Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization’s Science and Technology Award for his contributions to the development of renewable energy.

Nocera is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has worked with ABC News to develop the pilot that was used to launch the PBS NOVA show, ScienceNow. He also helped develop a five-part series The Lifestyle of Carbon, which was sponsored by National Geographic. In 2008, he founded Sun Catalytix, a company committed to bringing personalized energy to the non-legacy world.

Call 314-516-5311 for more information about the lecture.

Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter