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James Tour and the 2016 Pascal Lectures

Series Title: Nanotechnology & God

Thank you to all who came to this year's lectures.  You can view video of each lecture here.

  1. The Nanotechnologist & God (from Wednesday March 2)

  2. The Origin of Life: An Inside Story (from Thursday March 3)
  3. Propelling Your Career (from Thursday March 3)

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Biography of James Tour

John LennoxProfessor James Tour is a synthetic organic chemist.  Tour has over 590 research publications and over 100 patents. He has been cited over 61,000 times. Tour was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014; listed in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.com in 2014

James Tour has also spoken widely on God, Christ, and the Bible, an area of great personal interest.  

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering.

Tour’s scientific research areas include nanoelectronics, graphene electronics, silicon oxide electronics, carbon nanovectors for medical applications, green carbon research for enhanced oil recovery and environmentally friendly oil and gas extraction, graphene photovoltaics, carbon supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, CO2 capture, water splitting to H2 and O2, water purification, carbon nanotube and graphene synthetic modifications, graphene oxide, carbon composites, hydrogen storage on nanoengineered carbon scaffolds, and synthesis of single-molecule nanomachines which includes molecular motors and nanocars.

More about James Tour: http://www.jmtour.com/​

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