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The Clark School Engineering Sustainability Workshop 2011

This Year's Webcast

Morning Sessions (9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Keynote Session (12:15 to 1 p.m.)

Parallel Sessions in Kay West and Closing Session (1-3:15 p.m.)

Parallel Sessions in Kay East (1-2:45 p.m.)

Video Contest

Guidelines for the Engineering Sustainability Video Contest


Learn 15 Things that Will Empower You (Maryland Energy Administration; opens PDF)

Workshop Archives

2010 Workshop: Water

2009 Workshop: Energy



Focus 2011: Energy

April 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kay Boardrooms and Rotunda
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, College Park, MD
Co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and the University of Maryland Office of Sustainability

The agenda for the workshop is as follows:

Morning Session: Unified Kay Boardrooms
9:00-9:05 Welcome: by Dean Darryll Pines
9:05-9:30 "Sustainability of Small-Scale Development in Burkina Faso" by Matthew Conway, Student Member, University of Maryland Chapter of Engineers Without Borders
9:30-10:00 "Energy Security: A Technology Perspective" by Liz Porter, Vice President, New Business Initiatives, Lockheed Martin
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 "Maryland's Sustainability Goal: Increase Maryland's Renewable Energy Portfolio by 20% RSP by 2022--Leveraging Public and Private Funds" by Anne Eisele, Chief of Staff, Maryland Energy Administration
10:45-11:15 "Watershed: An Integrative and Innovative Entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011" by Allison Wilson, David Daily and Isabel Enerson, Student Team Members, University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team
11:15-11:45 "Renewable Energy Financing Mechanisms: Power Purchase Agreements" by Nate Greenberg, Business Development Manager, Washington Gas Energy Services/Standard Solar
11:45-12:15 Light Lunch/Exhibitions in the Rotunda by Student Groups, Campus Programs and External Organizations
12:15-1:00 Keynote: "Developing the Research Agenda for Our Energy Future" by Patricia Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Afternoon Sessions: Parallel Speakers: Divided Kay Boardrooms
Kay Boardroom East
1:00-1:15 "The Currency of the Energy Economy" by Gary Rubloff, Professor and Director, University of Maryland NanoCenter
1:15-1:30 "Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: A Transformational Energy Conversion Technology" by Eric Wachsman, Professor and Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center
1:30-1:45 "Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Fuel Conversion Processes" by Bryan Eichhorn, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
1:45-2:00 "The Place for Fuel Cells in Moving Toward a Sustainable Energy Infrastructure" by Greg Jackson, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2:00-2:15 "Advanced Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries" by Chunsheng Wang, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2:15-2:30 "Environmentally Friendly Batteries for Low Power Electronics and Energy Harvesting Applications" by Martin Peckerar, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2:30-2:45 "Electrons Feel the Heat: Materials for Thermal Energy Scavenging" by Oded Rabin, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Kay Boardroom West
1:00-1:15 "Using Saccharophagus Degradans for Consolidated Bioprocessing of Biomass" by Steven Hutcheson, Professor, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
1:15-1:30 "Research for Net-Zero-Energy Buildings" by Reinhard Radermacher, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
1:30-1:45 "Thermoelastic Cooling: Shape Memory Alloys as a Novel Solid State Refrigerant" by Ichiro Takeuchi, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
1:45-2:00 "Sustainment of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms" by Peter Sandborn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2:00-2:15 "Wind Energy 101" by Kristin Schulz, Residential Green Power Outreach Coordinator, Clean Currents
2:15-2:30 "Energy from Sunlight: Sustainable Processing of Materials" by Sheryl Ehrman, Professor and Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2:30-2:45 "Sustainable Developments at the University of Maryland" by Scott Lupin, Interim Director, UM Office of Sustainability
2:45-3:00 Break
Afternoon Session II: Unified Kay Boardrooms
2:45-3:15 Dean Pines:
  • Announces the winners of the student video competition and presents the videos.
  • Solicits energy research, education, entrepreneurship, service project ideas from the audience.
  • Concludes the workshop.