VCASE is proud to host the upcoming lecture series, “Capacitive Techniques for Large Scale Infrastructure Challenges: The Water-Energy Nexus,” by Kelsey Hatzell, PhD candidate, Drexel University in Material Science and Engineering. The transmission and distribution of electricity requires that supply and demand are in constant balance. Thus, the intermittent mode at which clean energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro) generate electricity presents challenges for the reliable integration of these technologies. Incorporating grid energy storage, adds a time variable to our electricity system, which will enable a diverse energy generation system, and promote the development of smart grid technologies. Flow-assisted electrochemical energy storage (FAESS) systems are promising candidates for grid energy storage because of their scalability, and operational flexibility. This talk intends to discuss an emerging new concept of FAESS systems based on flowable capacitive suspensions (The Electrochemical Flow Capacitor). Furthermore, this talk will focus broadly on how capacitive techniques can address some of the grand challenges of our generation: energy (grid level energy storage) and accessibility of clean drinking water (desalination). Location: October 4th, CEER 205, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The talk will be recorded. To watch it live, click here!