HOST CAMPUS: SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Dates: Thursday's, October 26, November 2 and November 9, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Associate Professor: Dr. Harry Efstathiadis,Department of Nanoengineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Efstathiadis' bio at this link: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/Faculty/HarryEfstathiadis.aspx
Professor Harry Efstathiadis has developed research projects at the College of Nanoscience and Engineering of SUNY Polytechnic in several areas of alternative energy production, including photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices and the associated techniques for device fabrication, such as thin film deposition and characterization.
This mini-course will provide background on theoretical and practical aspects of alternate sources of electricity. The main area of concentration will be fuel cells. The advantages and challenges of using hydrogen as an energy source will be explored. Major topics will include the thermodynamics of fuel cell operation and challenges in fabricating and maintaining fuel cells.
*This mini-course is geared to a relatively high content level. Much of the content will expand the teacher’s level but most likely will not be directly applicable to classroom teaching. It will be particularly germane to chemistry and physics teachers as well as others interested in how fuel cells work and where they can be best used.