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Join Us Sept. 9 – David Sholl, ORNL: “Net Zero by 2050, Can We Get There?”

Join us as we launch the fall 2022 Science Forum Friday, Sept. 9 at 12 p.m. via Zoom.

Our featured speaker will be David Sholl, director, Transformational Decarbonization Initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“Many countries, including the United States, have set goals of having net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in coming decades,” Sholl said. “I will talk about what it would look like for the US to reach this ambitious goal and what new and existing technologies will be needed.”

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register today for the Sept. 9 Science Forum presentation. 

About David Sholl

David Sholl joined ORNL in July 2021 to lead the lab’s Transformational Decarbonization Initiative. He also has a joint appointment with the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he was chair from 2013-2021. He is a Fellow of AIChE and AAAS.

Sholl has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and several books, including Density Functional Theory: A Practical Introduction (with Jan Steckel, 2009) and Success and Creativity in Scientific Research: Amaze Your Friends and Surprise Yourself (2021). His research has primarily focused on using materials modeling methods to develop new materials and processes for chemical separations and energy applications.

He has advised more than 80 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

About the Science Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

Nearly 90 years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Our weekly science forum provides the general public, students and other researchers an opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions during a weekly lecture series.

Join us Fridays at noon for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

For the health and safety of our campus and Knoxville community, we will host all spring 2022 Science Forum lectures on Zoom. Visit the Zoom Help Center to learn more about setting up an account and joining a meeting.