EVENT: Symposium to Address 21st Century Energy Issues
WHAT: The 4th Energy for the 21st Century Symposium
WHEN: 11 AM-5 PM; Friday, March 15, 2013
WHERE: Robert B. Goergen Hall; Sloan Auditorium (Goergen 101)
TOPICS: 11 AM; Information Session for Prospective IGERT Students and Advisors
1 PM; Dr. Kenneth Reed
Chief Technology Officer, Cerion Energy, Inc.
Building a start-up materials science company and its first product offering: a nano-particle diesel combustion catalyst called GO2
1:50 PM; Dr. Jonathan Davies
Research Associate at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester Nuclear Energy - fission and fusion power for the 21st century and beyond
2:40 PM; Zhiji Han
Graduate Student, University of Rochester Robust photogeneration of H2 in water using semiconductor nanocrystals and a nickel catalyst
3:30 PM; Prof. Thomas Trabold
Associate Professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility, RIT Hydrogen fuel cells for sustainable energy production: stationary, transportation, and auxiliary power applications
4:15 PM; Meet the IGERT Students
BACKGROUND: The symposium is sponsored by the Energy Research Initiative (ERI), founded in 2008 to coordinate energy-related research and educational activities at the University of Rochester.
It's estimated that the world will need a 130% increase in its energy output from 2003 levels in order to meet the demands of 2050. Given that the proven reserves of fossil fuels are finite —and that fossil fuels are a likely cause of global warming—it is important to develop viable alternative energy sources.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.