“Every ingredient has to be there.”
Dr. Shirley Meng on Green Connections Radio
Imagine if a substance so common and inexpensive that it’s in your kitchen cabinet could hold the secret to the next revolution in battery technologies! That’s the truly ground-breaking work that Dr. Shirley Meng is leading at the Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion at U.C. San Diego and as the Founding Director of its Sustainable Power and Energy Center.
This brilliant woman is innovating batteries for the 21st century – and they aren’t all lithium ion – for the grid, electric vehicles and those small alkaline batteries in your flashlight or portable emergency radio. These breakthroughs expand renewable energy.
Listen to GCR Host Joan Michelson’s fascinating conversation with Shirley about:
- How to design novel energy storage solutions.
- The common substance for the next generation of batteries.
- A biodegradable battery? No landfills?!
- The interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder effort needed for the smart grid challenge.
- Great career advancement tips, especially for women.
How her comment that, “Every ingredient has to be there,” applies to many things, from research to careers.
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