Energies Webinar | Advanced Thermodynamics, Type-B Energetic Processes and Their Applications III
23 Nov 2022, 15:00 (CET)
TypeB Energetic Process, Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Electricity Production, Cantilever Experiments In Relation to TypeB Energetic Process, Isothermal Environmental Heat Utilization, Asymmetric Function, Advanced Thermodynamics
Welcome from the Chair
11th Energies Webinar
Advanced Thermodynamics, Type-B Energetic Processes and Their Applications III
As the organizer and Chair, Prof. James Weifu Lee welcomes you all to attend this 2022 MDPI Energies Webinar Seminar Series program on Advanced Thermodynamics, Type-B Energetic Processes and Their Applications. This topic area recently has seen some exciting new breakthroughs that are potentially transformative to the sciences, technologies, and education of Energies, including the recent breakthrough identification of two thermodynamically distinct types (A and B) of energetic processes naturally occurring on Earth. Type A energetic process such as the classical heat engines apparently well follow the second law of thermodynamics; Type B energetic process, such as the newly discovered thermotrophic function that isothermally utilizes environmental heat energy to do useful work in driving ATP synthesis, which follows the first law of thermodynamics (conservation of mass and energy), but do not have to be constrained by the second law, owning to their special asymmetric functions. Better understanding of Type-B energy processes is particularly of great scientific and practical importance. Innovative scientific research and development efforts in mimicking and/or creating of Type-B processes to isothermally utilize the endless environmental heat energy shall be highly encouraged to help ultimately liberate all peoples from their dependence of fossil fuel energy, thus helping to reduce greenhouse gas CO2 emissions and control climate change towards a common shared sustainable future for the humanity on Earth.
Date: 23 November 2022
Time: 3:00 pm CET | 9:00 am EST | 10:00 pm CST Asia
Webinar ID: 863 3202 1780
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Prof. James Weifu Lee completed PhD thesis research at Cornell University in 1992 and then worked as a Scientist at US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 15 years. His energy research received national recognition including the 1999–2004 U.S. Presidential Award honored at the White House. Subsequently, he worked as a professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia and has been recognized as a world-class scientist among the recent Stanford University World ranking of scientists, which represents the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world. He recently identified two thermodynamically distinct types (A, B) of energetic processes naturally occurring on Earth. Type-A energetic process such as the heat engine process follows well the thermodynamic second law; Type-B energetic process, represented by the newly discovered thermotrophic function, does not have to be constrained by the second law, owing to the asymmetric function. The identification of Type-B energetic process is of great scientific and practical importance.
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is the Director of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Dean of College of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Regents' Professor and Hightower Chair at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang pioneered the nanogenerators field for distributed energy, self-powered sensors and large-scale blue energy. Dr. Wang has received the Nano Research award (2022), Celsius Lecture Laureate, Uppsala University, Sweden (2020); The Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2019); Diels-Planck lecture award (2019); ENI award in Energy Frontiers (2018); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); and MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011). Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, academician of Academia of Sinica 2018, International fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering 2019. Dr. Wang is the founding editor and chief editor of an international journal Nano Energy, which now has an impact factor of 19.0.
University at Buffalo, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, USA
Dr. Thomas Thundat is an Empire Innovation professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY. He is also Distinguished Professor (honorary) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a Canada Excellence Research Chair professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2010-2017). He was a research group leader for Nanoscale Science and Devices Group, and a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) until 2010. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of over 450 publications in refereed journals, 85 conference proceedings, 45 book chapters, and 45 US patents. He is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the SPIE, American Society of Biomedical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
On Wednesday, 23 November 2022, MDPI and the Journal Energies organized the 11th webinar on Energies, entitled "Advanced Thermodynamics, Type-B Energetic Processes and Their Applications III", chaired by Professor James Weifu Lee from the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, USA.
Prof. Lee delivered the opening remarks on the recent breakthrough identification of Type B energetic process, which follows the first law of thermodynamics, but does not have to be constrained by the second law, owning to their special asymmetric functions. Prof. Zhonglin Wang delivered an exciting presentation on "Triboelectric Nanogenerators: Fundamentals and Technological Applications". Drs. Thomas Thundat and Adrindam Phani presented a talk on "Cantilever Experiments in Relation to Type-B Energetic Process", which was followed by Dr. Jorge Berger’s presentation on "Flux-Induced Energy Flow in Superconducting Loop". Based on the Q&A comments and discussions with participants including panelist Dr. Alexey Nikulov, the flux-induced energy flow in an asymmetric superconducting loop was judged as a Type B energetic process. In Prof. Lee’s opening and closing remarks, more innovative scientific research and development efforts in mimicking and/or creating of Type-B processes to isothermally utilize the endless environmental heat energy are highly encouraged to help ultimately liberate all peoples from their dependence of fossil fuel energy, thus helping to reduce greenhouse gas CO2 emissions and control climate change towards a common shared sustainable future for the humanity on Earth.
The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Energies, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on "Subscribe" at the top of the page.
Time in CET
Time in EST
Prof. Dr. James Weifu Lee
3:00 - 3:10 pm
9:00 - 9:10 am
Prof. Dr. Zhonglin Wang
Triboelectric Nanogenerators: Fundamentals and Technological Applications
3:10 - 3:40 pm
9:10 - 9:40 am
Prof. Dr. Thomas Thundat
Cantilever Experiments in Relation to Type-B Energetic Process
3:40 - 4:10 pm
9:40 - 10:10 am
Q&A and Discussion
4:10 - 4:20 pm
10:10 -10:20 am
Closing of Webinar
4:20 – 4:30 pm
10:20 - 10:30 am