SEC meets at the Flightline Restaurant (formerly High Sierra Grill), 521 Firestone Road
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Flightline Restaurant (former High Sierra)
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93117

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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August 2019


08-14-19 Future Battery Chemistries and Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Battery Research

Our August Presentation: Rechargeable batteries are central to moving from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. They are needed for the electrification of transportation and building smart grids. To enable this transition, cheaper batteries with a higher energy density and a longer cycle life are needed. Dr. Clément will focus on strategies to improve the performance of various types of batteries for specific applications. She will also describe advanced characterization tools used to identify failure mechanisms during operation.

August 2019

Our Speaker: Dr. Raphaële Clément, Assistant Professor, Materials Department, UCSBDr. Clément received her B.A. and M.Sc. in Natural Sciences in 2012, as well as her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2016, from the University of Cambridge. Her Ph.D. project, supervised by Professor Clare Grey, focused on the study of cathode materials for sodium-ion battery applications. She then joined the group of Professor Gerbrand Ceder at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow, where she developed both experimental and computational skills applicable to a range of electrochemical materials. She joined the faculty of the Materials Department at UCSB in July 2018. Her current research interests are the study of structural and redox processes in electrochemical materials using magnetic resonance techniques. 

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 Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation.

Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks: Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

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Community West Bank
Bengal Engineering

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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

Sept. 11: Craig Lewis, Clean Coalition, "Community Microgrids"

Oct. 9: Ivan Bercovich, Amazon Alexa, on Alexa development here in Santa Barbara