ACerS Webinar: Bay Area Materials Science Start ups Showcase
“Bay Area Materials Science Start ups Showcase”
Produced by the Northern California Section
October 6, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
ACerS continues to offer relevant programming with an interactive online showcase of start up companies actively using materials science to build innovative products. In this virtual, live event, innovators and entrepreneurs from three bay area (Silicon Valley) start up companies will share their stories of launching new companies and developing products.
Chris Eberspacher, Co-founder and Managing Director
Solar is the future of electricity. Consumers – residential, commercial and industrial – want cheap, reliable, preferably clean electrical power; and in many cases solar photovoltaics (PV) is the lowest-cost, most easily installed option. But traditional PV technology is approaching its efficiency limits, and traditional PV manufacturing is capital intensive. A new class of materials – metal-halide perovskites – provides a pathway to higher sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies and lower scaling costs. Tandem PV is developing perovskite PV technology that can operate in tandem with traditional silicon PV to provide higher efficiencies, lower electricity costs and lower capacity scaling costs by leveraging rather than competing with the existing Si PV infrastructure.
Christine Ho, Co-founder and CEO
Driving a new, safe, printed zinc battery technology to market: a candid discussion about the journey of University technology and its path to powering high volume IoT Applications.
Nadir Bagaveyev, CEO and Chief Designer
Bagaveev Corporation is focused on the colonization of Earth's orbit with large habitats and scientific and commercial stations. The firm is currently working on designing and building a reusable single stage to orbit rocket. Bagaveev Corporation is studying into ceramics research as a way to create an ultralight reusable heat shield for orbital re-entry and is seeking partners in industry, government and academia to expedite R&D in high temperature materials, 3D printable and sprayable ceramics, transpiration and film cooling of ceramic surfaces.
This event is free and open to both ACerS members and non-members. Registration is required.
For questions, please contact Karen McCurdy.