Advancing Neutron Scattering to Explore Nano-scale Physics in Energy Systems

Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:10 AM

ME Durham Suite 310
with Emily Liu
Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

In this webinar, we look into methodology development based on neutron scattering techniques to “visualize” the complex phenomena. This visualization must integrate scattering experimental analysis, simulation, and theory to provide real space images of such phenomena. And their use in understanding energy systems, medical materials/imaging, and engineering processes is highly promising. Exploratory neutron scattering methodology development for molten salts as energy storage medium will be discussed in the presentation.

Emily Liu is a Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Dr. Liu earned PhD from MIT and B.S. from Peking University. She received 2018-2019 ELATE at Drexel Fellowship (serves as advisor for ELATES fellows since 2021), and in 2017 was awarded an Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is also the recipient of many teaching and research awards from School of Engineering at Rensselaer, as well as the Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.