ESP Biography

EMILY KERR, Harvard graduate student studying batteries

Major: Chemistry and Chemical Biology

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Emily grew up in Shirley Massachusetts and attended high school in the nearby town of Lunenburg. She went to Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio where she completed a B.S. in Chemistry before beginning graduate school at Harvard. Her scientific interests include energy technology and redox flow batteries. Outside of lab she enjoys fencing, sailing and spending time outside.

Past Classes

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S14571: What's in a Battery? in HSSP Summer 2021 (Jul. 10 - 31, 2021)
You've seen them in the supermarket checkouts and running too low on cell phones, but how do they actually work? In this course we'll discuss what purpose batteries serve, how a few different types of batteries work, a how they fit into the development of a greener energy system.

E13848: Energy Technology in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Are you curious about where the electricity and heat that powers your home comes from? Are you concerned about the climate impact of fossil fuels? In this course, we will talk about how we make energy today, how renewable sources work, and what the drivers and challenges are for making the transition to more renewable forms of electricity.