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Sustainable Energy Postdoc Talks

The TomKat Center is hosting a series of talks for Postdoctoral fellows on Sustainable Energy. Each month, a postdoc will give a talk on their current research.

Our Motivation

The TomKat Center is facilitating these talks to enhance the academic experience and build a sense of community among Stanford postdoctoral fellows, focused on sustainable energy. We know that sometimes it can be hard to meet other postdocs on campus. We want to bridge the gap so that Stanford postdocs can interact with their peers as well as learn from them.

2019 Schedule


Grant Writing Workshop

Rachel Sparks, PhD, Sponsored Research Proposal Editor, Engineering Research Administration 

April 25, 2019
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Shriram 052



Faculty Position Search and Interview Insights

William A. Tarpeh, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, and, by courtesy, Civil & Environmental Engineering

February 28, 2019
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Shriram 366



CV Workshop for Sustainable Energy Postdocs

January 15, 2019
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Y2E2 382

Past talks:


Georgia Theano Papadakis

Thermal Management with Polarization-Insensitive Nanophotonic Design

November 7, 2018
12 to 1pm in Huang 306


Chibueze Amanchukwu

Developing Polymer Materials for Lithium-Air Batteries

April 26, 2018
12 to 1pm in Y2E2 182



Michal Vadai

In-Situ Visualization of Plasmon-Induced Hydrogenation Reactions in Individual Palladium Nanocubes

March  21, 2018
12 to 1pm in  Shriram 102



Michaelangelo Tabone

Minimizing Environmental Impacts by Managing Distributed Energy Resources

February 22, 2018
12 to 1 pm in Y2E2 182





Adam Hawkins

Earth’s Heat as a Sustainable Energy Source

January 23, 2018
12 to 1pm in  Y2E2 182


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