Joe Cordaro needs a PhD in chemistry, 3 years of post-doc, and Sandia National Labs to boil water. OK, it’s not just boiling water – it’s a fancy way of boiling water and it could be the energy source of the future. In this talk, Joe will explain how engineers and scientists are inventing new ways to concentrate solar power to boil water like it’s never been boiled before, and possibly changing the renewable energy landscape.
Joe Cordaro is one of the few people who can spell “Albuquerque” correctly without spellcheck, since he was born there. He’s a synthetic chemist who spends half his working time at Sandia National Labs researching new materials for concentrated solar energy, the other half he’d have to kill you if he told you about it. Outside of chemistry, Joe enjoys reading about economics and politics so he can get upset over the current funding levels science receives in our country.