The New England Section of ACerS recently selected Dr. Chandra P. Khattak as the F.H. Norton Award recipient for 2010. The F.H. Norton Award meeting will be held on November 17, 2010 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, MA.
Below is the title and abstract of the talk Dr. Khattak will give at the meeting.
Materials for Clean Energy Technologies
Dr. Chandra P. Khattak
Vice President, Technology
ARC Energy, Nashua, NH
Materials are key for adaptation of clean energy technologies adaptation. This is true for new energy generation as well as energy conservation. Production of silicon tailored for photovoltaic application is an excellent example for adapting new technologies and putting them into commercial mode for large scale power generation. Similarly, production of sapphire crystals for light emitting diodes (LEDs) applications is an example for energy conservation. Happenings for over thirty years in silicon and sapphire areas will be reviewed and changes required to meet the goals will be discussed.