Moskovits to Present Lecture March 1 on US Sustainable Energy Policy

The UI Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and College of Engineering are co-sponsoring a special lecture on US sustainable energy policy Thursday, March 1, from 3:30-4:20 in W151 Pappajohn Business Building.

Martin Moskovits, Distinguished Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, will present "What drives and impedes the development of a sustainable energy policy for the USA? Separating the hope from the hype."

Moskovits is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, surface chemistry, engineering and fabrication of nanomaterials including plasmonic nanoparticles and nanostructures, and solar energy conversion. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the City College of New York, Chief Technology Officer at API Technologies and President of its NanoOpto subsidiary, Dean of Science at UC Santa Barbara, and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto. He also co-founded Spectra Fluidics, a startup company dedicating to developing sensors based on microfluidics.

To read the lecture abstract, go to PDF iconmoskovits.pdf

Also co-sponsoring the lecture are UI Deparment of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UI Public Policy Center, and the University of Iowa.

Moskovits also will be a keynote speaker at the University of Iowa Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute's will Winter 2018 Symposium, "Nanoscience for Energy, Health, and Environment," March 2 in 104 Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories on the University of Iowa campus (

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