Sam Emery

As a graduate student in the physics department, Sam spends much of his time in the lab using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study systems for storing hydrogen in the solid-state. Hydrogen stored in such systems may one day be used as an alternative to fossil fuels for powering vehicles, a critical step in implementing a clean energy economy. Through his role with the Office of Sustainability, Sam hopes to encourage Washington University community members not to rely solely on advances in technology to limit their environmental impact, but to make small changes in their habits that ultimately lead to a significant reduction in their environmental footprints.