Energy Materials Discovery: Enabling a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)
Documenting, through the eyes of a practicing materials chemist, an epic journey to make the energy transition from non-renewable to renewable forms possible, this unique book will crosscut the disciplines of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering. It is mainly about a bottom-up synthetic chemistry approach to energy materials rather than a top-down engineering physics methodology. A distinctive feature of the book is the inclusion of the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic materials discovery. Helping many students and researchers, funding agencies and industries, media and investors to understand the story of energy materials, the book will be a unique addition to the literature.
Geoffrey Ozin is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto and Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry. He currently leads the Solar Fuels Team at the University of Toronto. He is an Honorary Professor at The Royal Institution of Great Britain and University College London, External Advisor for the London Centre for Nanotechnology, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Surface and Colloid Science, Global Chair at Bath University, and Guest Professor at the Centre for Functional Nanostructures at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is the author of two books: Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials (2006) and Concepts of Nanochemistry (2009). He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada. Joel Y. Y. Loh is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Toronto, Electrical and Computing Engineering Department. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Material Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and switched to the Electrical Engineering department in University of Toronto for his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. He was presented with the Connaught Scholar Award and the Award for Excellence in Research at the Advanced Photovoltaics and Photodevices Facility. He has contributed to and has been the recipient of several grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is interested in developing metamaterials for energy applications and memristors for neuromorphic computing applications.