Lunch & Learn - Water Filtration: A Social and Entrepreneurial Perspective

  • MIT Green Building MIT Green Building, room 54-517 Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Water Filtration: A Social and Entrepreneurial Perspective

Brendan Smith is a third year PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His current research focuses on the fabrication of nanoporous silicon for applications in energy and water. Specifically, he is developing a technique for the scalable, low-cost fabrication of novel morphologies of this material, which will help to facilitate its implementation in water treatment applications. Brendan's interests include social development and bridging the gap between fundamental science and societal impact. In this talk, he will speak about global markets for desalination and opportunities to impact developing regions of the world as well as innovation and entrepreneurship in the water sector.

This lunch & learn will be in the Green Building room 517 at MIT.