“One day, organic thermoelectrics may be used to power smart watches and other wearable electronics, eliminating the ever pressing need to charge the battery,” said Kenneth Graham, assistant professor of chemistry and lead investigator of the study.
On this episode of "Behind the Blue," UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications' Carl Nathe talks with UK faculty members Chad Risko and Susan Odom about their energy storage research and how it connects to students in the classroom and the laboratory.
The nearly $4 million, four-year project, titled “Data-Enabled Discovery and Design to Transform Liquid-Based Energy Storage,” or D3TaLES, seeks to create new domain knowledge in materials science for the creation of next-generation batteries.
CAER is building an educational pilot plant to process collected electronic scrap. The plant will be designed, constructed & operated by students & will be financially supported by the sale of marketable metals.
Susan Odom, an assistant professor of chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the Women Chemists Committee's (WCC) "Rising Star" award. Odom is one of only 10 scientists to receive this honor.
Chad Risko, an assistant professor of chemistry in the UK College of Arts and Sciences and researcher at the Center for Applied Energy Research, is one of 31 academic scientists at 22 institutions to receive the honor this year.