Harnessing Electricity to Create Sustainable Technologies

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be! At Café Sci, you are able to get together at a scientific hub to discuss today’s science issues with experts. Plus, enjoy a pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

The next Café Scientifique features Dr. David Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Assistant Director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sanchez will be speaking about “Harnessing Electricity from Biofilms to Create Sustainable Technologies.”

Biofilms play a central role in an ecosystem’s ability to sustain life and provide goods and services for economic development. In the biosphere, they support key biochemical transformations that clean water, provide fertilizer, and allow food to be digested. But what else can they do? Can engineers electrically harness the talents of the “best chemists in the world?” Join Dr. David Sanchez as he discusses how engineers are exploring the role of biofilms in creating innovative sustainable technologies.

Café Scientifique is free and will be held on Monday, March 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Carnegie Science Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm. A cash bar is open from 6:00 until 7:30 pm. For more information, or to register, visit the Café Scientifique event page.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh