Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Stefanie L. Goldman, PhD, Eos Energy Storage will speak on “Battery Solutions to Our Changing Energy Needs”
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University – Mixer 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 pm followed by dinner
Modernizing the electric grid will help meet the challenge of handling projected energy needs, including addressing climate change by relying on energy from renewable sources, while maintaining a robust and resilient electricity delivery system. Energy storage systems play a significant role in meeting these challenges by improving the operating capabilities of the grid as well as mitigating infrastructure investments. They can also address issues with the timing, transmission, and dispatch of electricity, while regulating the quality and reliability of the power generated by traditional and variable sources of power.
One energy storage solution is battery energy storage which stores electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, which is then converted back into electricity when needed and can be less costly than building and operating new natural gas power plants. Research and development of battery energy storage systems has increased dramatically with advancements in the performance and reduction of the cost of batteries.
Dr. Goldman received her BS degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University (1993) and PhD in inorganic chemistry from Princeton University (2000). She has worked for numerous start-ups, focusing on green energy and other environmental technologies, and has been with Eos Energy Storage since its inception, developing and optimizing novel battery chemistries for use in grid storage utilization.
The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area). Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/). The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner, which is $20 ($10 for students). Please contact Louise Lawter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-428-1475 by February 10 to make reservations. Reservations must be canceled no later than February 14 to avoid being billed for the dinner.