Energy alternative presented at OC

Dr. Federico Rosei will speak at Okanagan College’s Vernon Campus Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Will nanotechnology be the solution to our energy woes?

Dr. Federico Rosei, Canada Research chair in nanostructured organic and inorganic materials, believes that engineering molecules can be used to solve the world’s energy problems.

“As the age of cheap oil and fossil fuels comes to an end, many alternative energy sources have already been identified,” said Rosei, who will speak at Okanagan College’s Vernon Campus Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

“But there is no optimal solution to replace fossil fuels on a short time scale with the already identified sources because they aren’t economically viable and environmentally sustainable in the long-term.”

Rosei will discuss how advanced materials and nanotechnology can be the solution the world needs and explore how it can be used for energy saving, energy storage and energy conversion. Rosei is a professor and director of the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications at the Université du Quebec.

His lecture is part of the Science in Society Speaker Series hosted by the Okanagan Science Centre and Okanagan College, and sponsored by the Pacific Inn and Suites, Cooper’s Foods, Starbucks Coffee, and The Morning Star. The Canadian Association of Physicists is also sponsoring this talk and admission is free.