About the course
From portable electronics, to vehicles, and power grids, the need for energy storage is ever-present in modern society. But as technology advances and the demand for energy grows, where will human beings turn next? How will these solutions be developed?
This course examines two very important energy storage applications for the future: grid scale electricity and batteries. Learn about the chemistry and materials science behind these solutions, as well as the economics that influence their development.
For those without a chemistry or engineering background it is highly suggested to begin with the 101 guide in the course overview.
You Will Learn
- Battery applications and parameters
- Grid electricity storage and technologies
- Power generation supply and demand
- Chemical components and marketing of different types of batteries
- Battery safety
- Performance advantages and disadvantages of lead acid batteries
- Inadequacy of existing technologies
- Next generation of li-based batteries
This course is approximately 3 hours of video content with 1 hour of coursework.
Yi Cui is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Cui studies nanoscale phenomena and their applications broadly defined. Research Interests: Nanocrystal and nanowire synthesis and self-assembly, electron transfer and transport in nanomaterials a...
Associate Professor of Chemistry Matthew Kanan develops new catalysts and chemical reactions for applications in renewable energy conversion and CO2 utilization. His group at Stanford University has recently developed a novel method to create plastic from carbon dioxide and inedible plant materia...
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