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Thursday, March 05, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a whole new level of innovation and functionality in just about every sector, including energy.  Panelists will discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving innovation in the energy space and will touch on opportunities for entrepreneurs, technology innovation occurring in Michigan, policy development, and the larger national market that could shape the industry’s growth.  The panel will include industry leaders and will cover some of the following key issues:

  • How is IoT driving innovation in the energy space?
  • What are the emerging and associated technologies?
  • What barriers exist to greater adoption?
  • What opportunities are there for entrepreneurs and start-ups to engage in this market?
  • What’s the opportunity for Michigan?
  • What’s Next in this space?

Moderator:  Josh Brugeman 

Panelists:  Michael Forbis, CEO of Arborlight, Glynne Townsend, CEO of Spider9 , Rakesh Katragadda, CEO and CTO of AMF-Nano 




Friday, March 13, 2015
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

In the ever-lasting efforts of reducing emissions, improving efficiencies, and enhancing safety for ground vehicles, importance of control systems has been growing rapidly due to the substantially elevated system complexities contributed by the fast technological advances in various relevant fields. Accompanied with the quick evolution of vehicle technologies, designs of vehicle estimation and control systems have become much more challenging and critical as well. This talk introduces a variety of vehicle system estimation and control research activities aiming to clean, efficient, and safe ground transportation. Innovative syntheses of estimation and control theories with physical understanding of engine, aftertreatment, and vehicle chassis systems will be emphasized through examples. Along with the system analytical designs, experimental and simulation results will be given to demonstrate the importance and efficacy of the control systems for current and future ground vehicles. Guest Speaker Junmin Wang, Director Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, Ohio State University. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

While much as been written on shale extraction policy in the US, coverage of shale politics and policy in Europe is less well known.

Friday, March 27, 2015
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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. The University of Michigan Regents resolved in 1948 that: “…the University of Michigan create a War Memorial Center to explore the ways and means by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become a beneficent influence in the life of man, to be known as the Phoenix Project of the University of Michigan."

Thursday, April 02, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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.

Thursday, May 07, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015
(All day)

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.

Thursday, June 04, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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​

Sunday, July 05, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015
(All day)

A terrific opportunity for Ph.D students to participate in the UK Energy Research Centre’s “Summer School” July 5-10 2015.