Josh Vura-Weis

Josh Vura-Weis received his BS in chemistry from Stanford University in 1999. He then worked as a software developer for five years before enrolling in the PhD program in chemistry at Northwestern in 2003. He is a joint student with professors of chemistry Michael Wasielewski and Mark Ratner.

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Carbon-neutral energy sources, especially the “Big 3”—solar, wind, and nuclear power—have the potential to relieve our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our impact on global warming. However, for any of these possibilities to surpass fossil fuels as a real, widespread solution, the price must be right.