The 2013 Krug lecture will feature speaker Professor Berend Smit of the University of California-Berkeley. He is currently professor of chemical engineering at U.C. Berkeley and staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is directing an Energy Frontier Research Center for the Department of Energy. Also, he has written a textbook, Understanding Molecular Simulation, with Daan Frenkel about the development and applications of molecular simulation techniques.
The Krug Lecture title will be "The science and fiction of carbon capture and sequestration". Here, Professor Smit will speak of how the science of CO2 has evolved and the scientific challenges of carbon capture and sequestration.
The SCS Lecture title will be "Computation carbon capture" where he will present computation techniques that can be used to screen materials for carbon capture. He will propose questions about using molecular simulation techniques for materials materials were experimental data is lacking or have never been synthesized.
The Krug lecture is an annual lecture presented by the Alpha Chi Sigma Zeta Chapter to bring faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students together to share the riches of chemistry. The lectureship is made possible by a bequest left by Brother Krug.