Environmental benefits of Science Café’s silicon focus – BG Independent News

Joseph Furgal (BGSU image)

“Silicon as a Building Material to Influence Positive Environmental Transformation” will be the subject of the next BGSU Science Café livestreamed on Tuesday, April 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Furgal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Researcher at the Center for Photochemical Sciences, will discuss how the use of silicon-based materials can positively influence the Earth’s environment through various methods. Including, intelligent remediation of perfluoroalkyl spongy pollutants [PFAS], aromatic hydrocarbons and nanoplastics. Additionally, methods to synthesize silicon-based compounds using greener methods such as silicon computer chips with integrated reuse of consumer and industrial silicone polymer products; and finally, how silicon-derived coatings can preserve our past for future enjoyment.

This event is part of a series of events to highlight the important work done by BGSU researchers that impacts the quality of life in our region, state and the world.

Registration is mandatory. Click to register.

For more information, email [email protected]

Sponsored by the Economic Research and Engagement Division.

Guests with disabilities should indicate if they require any special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, [email protected], 419-372-8495 prior to the event .

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