Thu, November 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PBK Visiting Scholar: Victor S. Batista, "Converting Water into Fuel: Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis"
Victor Batista is professor of chemistry and has served as director of undergraduate studies at Yale, 2008-2010, and as senior editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2011. After receiving his B.Sc. degree in chemistry at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, he continued his studies at Boston University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Toronto. His research is concerned with the development of rigorous and practical methods for simulations of quantum processes in complex systems, and with applied studies of photochemical and electrochemical processes in: proteins, semiconductor materials, aerosols, and catalysts for the chemical conversion of carbon dioxide and water. His honors include the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, and co-chairmanship of the 2016 Vibrational Spectroscopy Gordon Research Conference.