Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use

Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use


Chemical transformations research provides an opportune platform for discovering the entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges of energy supply and consumption. This course will be an introduction to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption. Real world applications and comprehensive analysis of energy production systems with emphasis on technology and economics is discussed.

Through exposure to unbiased inquiry of energy production alternatives you will have the tools needed to move forward and examine the composite of future large energy production systems.

All students participate in a course project.


High school chemistry or equivalent

Topics include

  • Energy fundamentals
  • Historical energy perspectives
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Biofuels
  • Photovoltaics
  • Electrochemical devices (batteries and fuel cells)

Course Availability

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