Past Events

Contact Amy Mast to add an upcoming energy-related event to this list. 

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. This very special event can be attended in person, or as an MConnex Webcast (registration required)

Thursday, March 26, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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.

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Part of the Students for Clean Energy Lecture Series, this talk will explore the dramatic drop in global oil prices, its origins, and its ramifications. 

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

U-M welcomes guest speaker Junmin Wang, Director Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory, Ohio State University for a presentation on the importance and efficacy of control systems for current and future ground vehicles.  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. This talk introduces a variety of vehicle system estimation and control research activities aiming towards clean, efficient, and safe ground transportation.

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.  Come learn about innovation occurring in Michigan and technology developers that are leading the charge.

Moderator:  Josh Brugeman

Located downtown at Ann Arbor SPARK Central.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., with refreshments and networking until the presentation begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. The program concludes at 7:00 p.m.​  Free of charge.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The Energy Institute welcomes Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), for a technical seminar.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

An exciting look at how Germany is transforming its energy system from fossil and nuclear to renewables dominance - the Energy Institute and Erb Institute are welcoming Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin). 

Friday, February 20, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Recent developments, including the introduction of competitive wholesale markets for electricity services and greater use of renewables, have increased interest in energy storage. Despite these positive developments, energy storage deployment is still hampered by a number of market design, regulatory, and modeling issues. In this talk, these issues hampering efficient storage deployment and use are further discussed. We also provide some recommendations on future research directions that can help address these issues.

Friday, February 13, 2015
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Erb Colloquium featuring guest speaker Mike Russo,Head of the Department of Management and Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management and Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon.   Formerly a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (2000), Dr. Russo's research interests are the influences of society, politics, and the natural environment on corporate strategy.  He has also worked as an energy planner specializing in commercialization of wind and solar energy.