Materials Day Symposium 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Role of Materials in Addressing Climate Change & Sustainability

Materials play a central role in all aspects of new technologies needed to achieve sustainability goals and address climate change. New materials are needed for exploitation of renewable carbon-free energy sources and for energy storage that supports efficient use of energy. Materials designed for efficient use through recycling and reuse, or designed to be biodegradable to minimize environmental impact are also needed. Development of new reduced-carbon processes for making materials, especially those made in large quantities, will also be critical in achieving climate goals. Examples of ongoing research on innovative approaches to these challenges will be highlighted in this year’s Materials Day symposium.

If you can't attend in person but would still like to participate, the symposium will be webcast.

There is no fee for admission, however registration is required.




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