Please join us for a guest lecture by XiaoLiang Wei titled "Advanced Redox Flow Battery Development at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). This presentation will focus on our single cell level component development of various aqueous and nonaqueous redox flow chemistries, including all-vanadium, lithium/organic, and total-organic.
Join us to welcome Michigan Alum Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration) for a Special Joint Colloquium of The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. This very special event can be attended in person, or as an MConnex Webcast (registration required)
The trend in energy consumption analytics is to know how your building is operating - in real time. The data will be collected from building energy management systems (BEMS) and then analyzed in various ways to inform building owners and facility managers where exactly their buildings are using energy and how to then optimize energy performance. The more integrated the BEMS is with the HVAC, lighting, water, process and other building functions, the more costly and complicated systems will be. Balancing the cost of investment with the level of information desired must be considered as these systems get deployed in more and more buildings. Some systems have been installed for years; others are being developed with much anticipation from the promise of the Internet of Things. Join in this discussion as we look more closely at the development of building and home energy management systems. Moderated by Brindley Byrd.
Presented by the Department of Afro-American and African studies, this full day conference features His Royal Majesty Dr. Lawrence Omowole, His Royal Majesty Dr. Frederick Obateru Akinruton as well as presenters from the University of Michigan, York University, University of Ibadan, Cornell University, University of San Francisco, and University of California Los Angeles. Please see attached poster. All day, from 8:15 am to 5:00 PM - No registration required.
The Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering welcomes Bruce Logan from Penn State University, Evan Pugh Professor, Stan & Flora Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute.
Please join us for a very special lecture about what it takes to pass historic air quality legislation. Margo Oge served at the US Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years, the last 18 of which she directed the Office of Transportation Air Quality. Ms. Oge led the Obama Administration’s landmark 2012 Clean Air Act deal with automakers, which will double the fuel efficiency of automakers’ fleets to 54.5 mpg and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. In Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars Margo Oge will provide the ultimate insider’s account of the science, politics, policy, legal battles and, most importantly, the people who made this regulation possible. She then describes transition technologies and the ultimate future that will enable a global market for super-efficient, zero carbon-emitting vehicles and other sustainable personal mobility options.
Emerging technologies and a new outlook on our world can help us be more energy efficient than ever before and expand the use of clean energy. In this age of extreme weather, dramatically fluctuating fuel prices, and unpredictable power outages, the question is: how resilient are you? Drawing on his expertise in energy efficiency and clean energy, Sean Reed will help attendees understand our rapidly changing world and how to make smart decisions about energy – in their business and family life. As Sean will explain, the time is right to seize this opportunity. We can take control of our energy future, but we must act now.
This 2015 Michigan Meeting is a culmination of an 18 month dialogue on an issue of interdisciplinary and global importance: the engagement of the academy in creating informed decision-making with the public and political realms.
Now in its 22nd year, the ISSST is the premier conference for research related to the sustainability of systems and technologies. Topics for this year include Sustainable Energy Systems as well as other aspects of sustainability.
In the face of climate change and ever increasing electricity demand, many who once opposed nuclear energy now consider it an essential component of the low-carbon energy equation. The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a major industry setback and re-ignited an international policy debate, but it also accelerated innovations in safety and efficiency. Hear the latest from Michigan's nuclear power plant operators, researchers, and local entrepreneurs striving to keep nuclear safe, cost effective, and a net benefit to our environment. Moderated by Nick Cucinelli