ESD.125 Mapping and Evaluating New Energy Technologies


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Project-based seminar covers recent developments in energy conversion and storage technologies. Merits of alternative technologies are debated based on their environmental performance and cost, and their potential improvement and scalability. Project teams develop quantitative models and interactive visualization tools to inform the future development of these technologies. Models may probe how the impact of a technology depends on assumptions about future advancements in materials or device design. Other projects may develop models for rational design choices (the selection of a particular material or processing technique) based on economic and environmental performance and physical constraints.

This class has no prerequisites.

ESD.125 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Trancik.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, ESD.125 was rated 4.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Seminar challenges with systems approach to climate change site.

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