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- Principal, Spatial Analytics
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." - Tobler’s Law of Geography
The concept of PLACE has never been more prominent and ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives. Maps have evolved into sophisticated, interactive, decision-support systems. The confluence of big data, remote...
Past LightWorks Events
- Chief Scientist, Jinko Solar
Recently the standard back surface field (BSF) p-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells were significantly replaced by the passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) solar cells in large volume. PERC solar cells appear successfully migrating from lab’s development to factory manufacturing. The story is unfolded with solutions of passivated-layer equipment for mass...
- Senior Research Faculty, Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
- Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University
- Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.
- Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc.
The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is very limited. Unless that pace is dramatically accelerated, the planet will almost certainly exceed its “carbon budget” within two decades, if it hasn’t already. This concern has led the International Panel on Climate Change...
- Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
- School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
- Doctoral Student, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
- School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Join us for two related presentations. Dr. Sugiyama will present "The Solar Quest for High-Efficiency III-V Cells," where he will touch on the great potential of III-V semiconductors to enhance efficiency of solar cells using multi-junction and intermediate-band technologies. Mr. Toprasertpong will present "Carrier Transport and Current Collection Model in...
- World-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist
- Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester
- Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science within the Ocean and Earth Science Department of the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science, University of Southampton, at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society
- Science Curator at Ted Talks and former Scientific American Energy and Environment Editor
The capacity of the Earth's atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is limited. Unless that pace is dramatically accelerated, the planet will almost certainly exceed its "carbon budget" within two decades, if it hasn't already. This concern has led the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...
- CEO of United Interests
Robert Divers is the CEO of United Interests and the founder of United Power, developer of renewable energy and clean thermal power projects. Prior to United, Mr. Divers served as the Managing Principal of PORTsmart Energy LLC, where he was responsible for the development of new industrial, power, telecommunications and...
- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Design Exploration Research Group, Brigham Young University will present Village Drill: A Case Study in Engineering for Global Development, With Five Years of Data Post Market-I
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director, Center for Global Engineering, University of Toronto will present Design of Appropriate Water and Energy Technologies for the Developing World
- Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering, Oregon State University will present Assessing Current and Future Climate, Water and Hydropower Scenarios in Data-Sparse Mountain Regions
- Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University will present Distributed Water Treatment, Storage, and Augmentation an
Characterizing and solving water-energy nexus challenges is critical to the long-term sustainability and resiliency of our human-natural ecosystem. This is true domestically and internationally, in both urban and rural settings, and across geopolitical and cultural boundaries. This globally-focused event presents a series of use-inspired solutions to water-energy nexus challenges that...
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...
Metal Oxide-based Thermochemical Redox Processes for Producing Solar Fuels and Storing Thermal Energy
Dr. 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...
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)...
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