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Metal Oxide-based Thermochemical Redox Processes for Producing Solar Fuels and Storing Thermal Energy
James E. Miller
- Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Miller's presentation will provide an understanding of the opportunities, requirements, and challenges presented by metal oxide thermochemistry and show recent progress towards developing materials, components, and systems for thermochemical energy storage and CO2/H2O splitting.
James E. Miller is a chemical engineer who has been involved in energy, materials, and chemical...
Dr. Ivan Ermanoski
- Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Materials, Devices & Energy Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories
One of the main challenges of a growing human civilization on Earth lies in balancing the ever-increasing need for resources, with the physical limitations of our planet and biosphere. The most prominent of these needs is energy. Energy is currently satisfied by the mining and burning of carbon-based materials leading...
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Professor Claudio Nicolini
- Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
After earning his doctoral degree in Nuclear Physics in 1966 from the University of Padua, Dr. Nicolini became an Adjunct Professor at the Univerity of Bari. He worked alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA), the Cambridge Group from MIT, and Brown University until 1971. The following year Dr. Nicolini began...
- Professor, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
The entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, H2O, and CO2 has been experimentally demonstrated. The key component of the production process is a high-temperature solar reactor containing a reticulated porous ceramic (RPC) structure made of ceria, which enables the splitting of H2O and CO2 via a...
Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey
- Commandant, Naval District Washington
Rear Admiral Lindsey is a native of Phoenix, with 30 years of active service as a Naval Aviator. He has served in a variety of assignments, commanded both at sea and ashore, including his current post as the 89th Commandant of Naval District Washington.
In this talk, Rear Admiral Lindsey...
The December 2015 Paris climate deal marks a major turning point in the global debate about energy change. In its wake, societies around the world confront the pragmatic challenge of transforming the world's energy systems from bottom-to-top. This transformation raises profound and complex questions at the intersection of energy, carbon...
- Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics and Integrated Assessment of Global Change, Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Join us for an engaging discussion with Hadi Dowlatabadi on the rewards and lessons learned while working with companies and organizations who work toward carbon neutrality.
Dowlatabadi completed his PhD in physics at The University of Cambridge in 1984. He was awarded the Warren Weaver Fellowship in 1989 by The Rockefeller...
Makoto M. Watanabe
- Director, Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES), University of Tsukuba (UT)
- Project Director, New Business Promotion Dept., Denso Corporation
Japan has had a long history with algae research and development and the country is continuing to prove itself as a leader in advancing the field to this day. Algae fuels and products have reached new heights with the establishment of the Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES)...
- Director, The Forest Trust Americas
International corporations' drive for production and profit are often blamed as the cause of many of the world's environmental and social problems. Could they also be the solution? Over the last 15 years, The Forest Trust (TFT) has been working with international companies on how to use their supply chains to...
- Associate Director, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Given the potential of microalgae for recycling CO2 into bio-products coupled with the large number of coal-fired power plants in Kentucky, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has tasked the University of Kentucky with determining the technical and economic feasibility of algae-based carbon capture and utilization in Kentucky. These efforts have led...
- PhD Candidate, Literature, Department of English, Arizona State University
Energy is the foremost question of the 21st century: is there enough of it? How should we use it? These questions are not unique to us. This talk will focus on how the modern conception of energy started in the 19th century and explore how writers in industrial Britain began...
- PhD Student, Arizona State University
Nuclear power has long been the object of wide-ranging activism and protest in Western nations. Using the history of anti-nuclear opposition in India from the 1970s to post-Fukushima to explore the role of science in democracy, Bhadra will show why democratization of nuclear power has not followed a similar trajectory...
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