Chemist to Discuss Saving Oceans

Latest in series of Science Cafes

Chemist Mario Wriedt will speak on Thursday, July 21, at The Hop in Beacon on “the role of holes in climate change” as part of the ongoing Science Café series organized by the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries of Clarkson University.

Mario Wriedt

Mario Wriedt

Wriedt, who is a professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson, will share his research through a “futuristic drama” in which advanced porous materials, X-ray diffraction and alternative fuels play a critical role in saving the world’s marine ecosystems from the effects of ocean acidification.

The presentation will take place in The Hop’s pavilion behind the restaurant located at 554 Main St. The talk is free, and food and drink will be available for purchase. Registration is requested at

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