Schedule of Speakers – Fall 2014
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September 4 Cris Eugster, Executive Vice President, Chief Generation and Strategy Officer at CPS Energy, will talk about the Importance of Fuel Diversity in the Energy Generation Mix.
September 11 Steve Puller, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, gives a talk on Impacts of Adoption of a More Fuel Efficient Vehicle Fleet.
September 18 Panel discussion with Clay Butler (The Butler Firm), Colin Meehan (First Solar), and Spivey Paup (E.ON Renewables) on Renewables in Texas: Costs, Project Development, and Policy Issues.
September 25 Fred Beach, Assistant Director, Energy Institute will speak on Feeding the Dragon: Energy in China.
October 2 Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, will give a talk on China’s Role in Global Clean Energy Technology Development.
October 9 Kiran Lakkaraju, Senior Member of Technical Staff at the Sandia National Laboratories, will talk about interdisciplinary Energy Research at the Intersection of Computer Science, Decision Sciences, and Complex Systems.
October 16 Energy Open House: Please join us for pizza and a conversation on energy and environmental issues.
October 23 Paul Hudson, Managing Partner, Stratus Energy Group, LLC, will give a talk titled Disrupting the Power Sector: Overpowering Inertia and Incrementalism.
October 30 Mike Jackson, Partner at The Westly Group, will talk on Effective Approaches for Funding Cleantech: Are We There Yet?
November 6 Technological and Commercial Innovations in Distributed Energy Generation:
- Charlie Upshaw, a PhD student with the Webber Energy Group, will talk on “Modeling Peak Load Reduction and Energy Consumption Enabled by an Integrated Thermal Energy and Water Storage System for Residential Air Conditioning Systems in Austin, Texas.”
- Erik Funkhouser, a researcher with the Energy Systems Transformation group at UT, will talk about “Commercial Innovations in Community-scale Distributed Generation.”
November 13 David Allen, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, will talk on Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Supply Chain.
November 20 Gus Lott, Senior Engineer, YarCom Inc., will speak on Cybersecurity in the Electricity Grid.
Schedule of Speakers – Spring 2015
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January 22 Mehrdad Ehsani, Robert M. Kennedy Endowed Professor, Director, Sustainable Energy & Vehicle Engineering Program, Power Electronics & Motor Drives Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, speaks on Engineering and Socio-economic Aspects of Sustainable Energy.
January 29 Lori Bennear, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke University will give a talk on Comparative Analysis of Regulations for Offshore Oil Drilling in U.S., U.K. and Norway.
February 5 Brian Korgel, Edward S. Hyman Endowed Chair in Engineering & T. Brockett Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director, Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, The University of Texas at Austin, will speak on Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies.
February 12 Energy Open House: Please join us for pizza and a conversation on energy and environmental issues.
February 19 Benjamin Sovacool, Director, Danish Center for Energy Technology at AU-Herning and Professor of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark, will speak on Energy and Climate Goals in Nordic Countries and Implications for the U.S.
February 26 Kelly Klima, Research Scientist, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, will give a talk titled Ten Strategies to Systematically Exploit All Options to Cope with Anthropogenic Climate Change.
March 5 Richie Ahuja, Regional Director for Asia, Environmental Defense Fund, will speak on Energy and Development in Asia.
March 12 David Livingston, Associate, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will give a talk on Oil-Climate Index: GHG Emissions Along the Oil Production Supply Chain.
March 26 Jay Banner, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, will speak about Past, Present, and Future Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water: Science and Policy.
April 2 CAEE team presentation: Energy Infrastructure with Architectural and Civil Engineers
- Richard Corsi
- Lance Manuel
- Atila Novoselac
- Kara Kockelman
- Charles Werth
- Kevin Folliard
April 9 Three graduate students will present their energy reasearch for this semester’s Student Research Showcase:
- Margaret Cook (CAEE)
- Donna Chen (CAEE)
- Alex Headley (ME)
April 16 Dave Tuttle, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, will speak on 2015 State of Electric Vehicles
April 23 Doug Arent, Executive Director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will give a talk on Rethinking Our Energy Future: Grand Challenges and Opportunities.
April 30 Nihar Patel, Former Vice President, North American Business Strategy Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will speak on The Future of Vehicle Transportation — The Better Battery.
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