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Lunch for Hungry Minds with Michael J. Zdilla

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Join us for lunch with Prof. Zdilla, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Temple University. He will present his current project along with PolyceramX working toward hybrid organic/inorganic hybrid electrolytes for safer, high-power batteries. This approach combines highly-conductive ceramic electrolytes with flexible, battery-compatible organic materials to generate a best-of-both world technology that could eliminate battery fires and increase battery power density 5 -10 fold.

Professor Michael Zdilla is an inorganic chemist at the Department of Chemistry at Temple University. He received his Bachelors of Science in biochemistry from Millersville University and his Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Princeton University .

Since starting his independent career at Temple in 2009 he has published 55 papers on the topics of synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry, catalysis, materials science, nanoscience, energy science, and crystallography. He has been the recipient of the NSF Career Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar award, and was named the inaugural Robert L. Smith Early Career Chair in Chemistry at Temple University.