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Solar Power Expert to Speak at Moravian

Bethlehem, Pa., October 24, 2012 – Solar power expert Dr. Wayne Jones will discuss the application of nanotechnology during a talk at the monthly meeting of the Lehigh Valley section of the American Chemical Society on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Jones will discuss how the emerging science of nanotechnology can be used to decrease the cost of creating the technology that will allow us to harness solar energy.

The Moravian College community and members of the American Chemical Society are invited to attend the reception and talk at the Moravian College Main Street Campus, in the Haupert Union Building, starting at 6:15 pm.

Dr. Jones is a leading authority on photovoltaics. He is a professor and interim dean at Harpur College at the State University of New York at Bingham (Binghamton University), where he was most recently chair of the Department of Chemistry. He has published over 100 research articles, review chapters, and patents in the area of photoinduced electron and energy transfer in macromolecular systems including molecular wires, electrically and thermally conducting polymer materials and fluorescent conjugated polymer sensors. His research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, ACS-PRF, the NNSA as well as several industrial partners.

The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society with a membership of more than 164,000 members. It publishes scientific journals, sponsors research conferences, and provides resources for chemistry teachers and students. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610-625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pa. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their futures. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.