University of Rochester

EVENT: Symposium to Address 21st Century Energy Issues

March 12, 2013

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.




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