Science Director, U.S. Department of Energy, to Speak on Science for Energy at CU-Boulder

Published: Nov. 1, 2011

William F. Brinkman, Director of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, will make a public address, "Science for Energy," on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

In the talk, which is free and open to the public, Brinkman will present a brief overview of Department of Energy science programs that support the Obama Administration's blueprint for clean energy. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Courtroom, 2445 Kittredge Loop Drive.

Brinkman will present the basic research activities and opportunities in the materials and chemical sciences, biological and environmental sciences, fusion energy, and advanced computation. He will also present areas of active applied research, including biofuels, electrical energy storage, the search for more cost-effective photovoltaic technologies for harnessing solar energy, and technologies to sequester and use CO2 generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.

The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the U.S. and supports research in climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, and science education. Dr. Brinkman holds a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Missouri. He was confirmed as the director of science in 2009.

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