Jan 18, 2023
Actions for a sustainable future: Jürgen Rödel
What will it take to mitigate the effects of climate change? Jürgen Rödel, professor and ceramics group leader at the Technical University of Darmstadt, discusses the most concerning effects of climate change, shares how he became active in advocating for sustainability, and describes what individual and organizational actions can be taken to preserve the Earth for future generations.
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About the guest
Jürgen Rödel is professor and ceramics group leader at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. His group studies lead-free piezoceramics and their use in energy storage applications, as well as dislocation-based functionalities of ceramic materials. In recent years, he has become a passionate advocate for sustainability while recognizing the complex interweave of economic, geographic, political, and technological factors. He published a “Letter to the editor” on this topic in the September 2022 Bulletin. For more information, read the sixth assessment report on climate change published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2022, and learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.