ESP Biography

NADIA AHLBORG, Materials Science and Engineering PhD student

Major: Materials Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a 5th year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. I'm researching thermochemical water splitting, which is a way of using heat and chemicals to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen can be used as a carbon-free energy source in fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Beyond my research, I'm interested in alternative energy of all kinds. I also really love nature, and spend my spare time hiking and rock climbing.

Past Classes

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E6478: Build Your Own Battery in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
In this hands-on class, learn about how batteries work by building a replica of the world's first battery, the voltaic pile*. Learn about where electricity comes from inside a battery, what can go wrong in building one, and why it's so hard to build a smartphone battery that lasts all day! Batteries have transformed our world in unbelievable ways From portable electronics, to electric vehicles, to storing renewable electricity from solar panels, batteries are essential for building a brighter, greener future. *no toxic materials will be used in the hands-on activity.