Lewis to deliver I-CARES talk on energy supply

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) will host Nathan Lewis, Ph.D., the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, as an I-CARES Distinguished Speaker at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Lewis will present a lecture titled “Where in the World Will Our Energy Come From?”

Lewis’ talk will examine key issues facing government and industry leaders, such as the planning it will take to harness wind, solar power, solar electricity, thermal power, biomass energy, hydroelectric power and geothermal energy. It will take tremendous resources, research and development investment and a favorable price per unit of energy to get companies to produce alternative energy. Lewis will discuss these and other hurdles.

Lewis has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar and a Presidential Young Investigator. He received the Fresenius Award in 1990, the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry in 1991, the Orton Memorial Lecture Award in 2003 and the Princeton Environmental Award in 2003.

He has published more than 300 papers and has supervised more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral associates.

The lecture will take place in Room 300 of the Lab Sciences Building, with a reception to follow. For more information or to RSVP, call I-CARES at 935-9541; or e-mail i-cares@wustl.edu.