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FORUM: Sigma Xi lecturer presents interesting innovation in energy harvesting and storage

Friday, March 22, 2013  
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As a part of the Rockford College Spring Forum Series, Theodore Goodson III, Ph.D. will give a lecture, Approaches to Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage with Organic Materials, on Monday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Starr Science Hall on the Rockford College campus located at 5050 East State Street, Rockford.

The lecture is co-sponsored with the Rockford College Sigma Xi chapter. Dr. Goodson will talk about light-gathering organic molecules that may be used in solar devices. He will also discuss recent research and conclusions utilizing these molecular systems and applications in optical and electronic devices.

Dr. Goodson is the Richard Barry Bernstein Collegiate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska as well as postdoctoral work at University of Chicago and Oxford University.

Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering, has identified Dr. Goodson as an outstanding scientist whose work is at the leading edge of science. As a member of the Distinguished Lecturer Program at Sigma Xi, Ted will have an opportunity to communicate his insights and excitement to a broad range of scholars and to the community at large. More than 200 winners of the Nobel Prize have been Sigma Xi members, including famous scientist Albert Einstein.

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