Meet Daniel Nocera

Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D. is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He is best known for his bionic leaf innovation, which has been widely featured in the media, including PBS, Scientific American, New Yorker and other sources. He received the United Nations Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization’s Science and Technology Award in 2009 for his contributions to renewable-energy development. Daniel Nocera is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Nocera appeared August 02 on Science for the Public's program, Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations to discuss the energy production innovation for which he is especially well known: The Bionic Leaf: Clean Energy for All. He explained the distinguishing features of the Bionic Leaf, the complications of developing hydrogen energy, and the several expansions of the Bionic Leaf device.