Renewable energy focus of lecture

Published Apr 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

CLINTON — California Institute of Technology Chemistry Professor Harry Gray presented the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture titled, “Fuel from Sunlight and Water,” on April 3 in the Chapel at Hamilton College.

The lecture was free. Gray discussed the generation of molecular hydrogen from sunlight and water. He detailed recent breakthroughs in fuel production and the implications of new, renewable energy sources.

He has won awards such as the Edgar Fahs Smith Award and the Gibbs Medal and is the principal investigator of the NSF CCI Solar Fuels Program. 

The James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture series was established in 1987 through a bequest from Dr. Plant, Hamilton College class of 1912 and an eminent child psychiatrist, to bring to the campus outstanding scientists as guest lecturers.