Past Events

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

Friday, April 03, 2015
(All day)

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. 

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.

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).