Dr. Clemens Heske will talk on his current research with an emphasis on solar energy applications and focus on why it's important to study their interfaces on an atomic scale: "SO, WHEN WILL THESE THINGS FINALLY WORK? State-of-the-Art Characterization of Interfaces in Energy Conversion Devices." Thursday, Feb 10th: 11:30 Check-in & 12 PM lunch & Presentation. $30.
Dr. Heske and his group at UNLV have teamed up with 30 different national and international partners in academia, national labs, and industry to improve thin film solar cells, materials for hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, light-emitting devices, nuclear fuel, and other systems.
Clemens Heske received his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics from the University of Würzburg in Germany in 1998. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he became a "wissenschaftlicher Assistent" at the University of Würzburg.
In 2004, he joined the UNLV Chemistry Department as an Associate Professor for Materials/Physical Chemistry and was promoted to Professor in the summer of 2009.