Energy researchers find Obama an eager student

By | October 23, 2009

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Energy researchers find Obama an eager student

Paula Hammond, along with research collaborator Angela Belcher, demonstrated work on using genetically engineered viruses to produce self-assembling solar cells and batteries.

“He was very responsive, and an incredibly warm person,” Hammond SB ’84, PhD ’93, the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, said of Obama. “When we described the self-assembly process, he asked several very intelligent questions, about the scalability of the process and so on.”

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