Join the Princeton Local Section of the American Chemical Society for a National Chemistry Week Interactive Webcast:
“Chemistry Rocks!” Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:45 pm (Webcast begins promptly at 7:00 pm.)
Where: Maeder Auditorium (Princeton University, Andlinger Center, Maeder Hall room 002)
Brent R. Constantz was trained in biology and geology and focused his graduate studies and later academic pursuits on biomineralization. He discovered the basic process by which corals form their skeletons and, from that process, developed modern bone cements used in orthopedic surgery around the world. He has founded several companies based on his patented biomineral-based technologies. Currently, he is with Blue Planet, Ltd., and teaches biomineralization at Stanford University.
Young-shin Jun is a professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, where she leads the Environmental NanoChemistry Laboratory.
Their discussions will include
Using minerals to improve the quality of life
The structural chemistry of various gemstones
Biomineralization and how it can inspire sustainable and novel building materials
How mineralizing carbon dioxide can make an impact on the future of climate change
The energy-water-food nexus and why minerals matter
How the biochemistry of extremophiles allows them to thrive in extreme environments
Potential future careers in rock and mineral chemistry
The webcast will be hosted by Matt Davenport, an associate editor in the science and technology group at Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Matt is also cohost of the Web series “Speaking of Chemistry,”
There will be opportunities to network with other participants through social media, participate in discussion and activities, and ask questions live.