The USC Smart Energy Summit

January 27, 2012

Ahmanson Center

University of Southern California

The Smart Energy Summit is aimed at developing an understanding of future possible research directions and opportunities. Slides presented are also vailable and incorporated into a workshop proceedings document available here.

Video of the presentations is available here.

Agenda and speaker biographies:
8:30am         Coffee
8:50am         Welcome and remarks from Dean of Engineering, Dean Yortsos
9:00am         Rich Carlin (ONR), Fuel Cells: Thermodynamic Engine to a Sustainable Energy Future
Khalil Amine (ANL), Advanced High Energy and High Power Battery Systems for Automotive Applications
Martin Gundersen (USC) and Dan Singleton, Transient Plasma Applications
10:30am       Coffee break
11:00am       Bedros Afeyen (Polymath Research Inc.), Controlling Plasma Instabilities: A Multidisciplinary Approach
11:30am       Keith Bradley (ANL), Nuclear Energy: Where do we go from here?
12:00pm       Roger Ghanem (USC), Challenges and Opportunities in being Predictive for Complex Interacting Systems
12:30pm       Lunch (sandwiches and salads provided)
1:30pm         Habib Najm (Sandia NL), Analysis and Reduction of Power Grid Models under Uncertainty
2:00pm         Zhifeng Ren (Boston College), Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
2:30pm         Mike Campbell (Logos Tech), Perspectives and Opportunities for Renewable Energy and National Security
3:00pm         Coffee break
3:30pm         Commercial opportunities
4:00pm         Discussion
5:00pm         Wrap-up