Engineering Sustainability Day - "Towards Zero Emissions and Beyond" | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Engineering Sustainability Day - "Towards Zero Emissions and Beyond"

Monday, April 22, 2019
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Clark Hall Forum
Catherine Stephens
301 405 9378
csteph5@umd.edu

2019 Engineering Sustainability Day

Join us for a day of energizing discussion as we explore the future role of negative emissions approaches and examine innovative technologies to achieve ZERO emissions and BEYOND. 

Registration link.

Draft Agenda

Agenda

08:30 Registration Open 

09:00 Welcome Address – Darryll Pines, Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering

09:15 Welcome - Eric Wachsman, Director, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute    

09:30 Setting the Stage – Towards Zero and Beyond

  • Relating Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Global Warming - Ross Salawitch, UMD Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • An Innovation Agenda for Deep Decarbonization: Filling Gaps in the RD&D Portfolio - David Hart, George Mason Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • Maryland: Vision & Realities - Paul Spies, Maryland Department of Commerce

10:45 Morning Break 

11:00 Morning Session II – Innovations towards zero and beyond

  • Sam Gomberg, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Biofuels on the Path to “Net Zero” - Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA
  • Mark Stewart, Office of Sustainability

12:15 PM        Lunch (Clark Forum, light lunch)  

13:15 PM Campus Contributions Towards Zero and Beyond

  • Dongxia Liu, UMD
  • Sustainability and Optimal Demand Response in Power Markets - Steven Gabriel, UMDDepartment of Mechanical Engineering/Applied Math, Statistics, & Scientific Computation Program
  • Dynamic Gating of Infrared Radiation in a Textile - YuHuang Wang, UMD Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Greg Hitz, Ion Storage Systems
  • A Novel Geared Infinitely Variable Transmission for Tidal Current Energy Harvesting- Weidong Zhu, UMBC
  • The Future of your Air-conditioner- Reinhard Radermacher, UMDCenter for Environmental Energy Engineering
  • Farah Singer, UMD

15:30 PM Poster Session/Reception 

16:30 PM Closing (poster awards)  

Audience: Public  Campus 

 

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